I’m so excited to give an update on the new push notifications system that we’ve been working on! We’ve been testing Chrome notifications with beta testers for the past couple weeks, and now we’re finally ready to unveil them to the general public!
On ROBLOX, there are so many events that our users care about, and we want to let you guys know when these events happen as soon as possible! For example, we could send you a notification when a friend accepts your friend request, when you receive a new PM, or when an item goes on sale.
What type of notifications will be available?
We have desktop Chrome push notifications available right now, and we are also working on Android and iOS push notifications for mobile devices. Specifically, we have notifications for:
- When someone sends you a friend request
- When someone accepts your friend request
- When someone invites you to a party
- When someone joins your party
- When someone sends you a chat message
We also have other notifications in the works, and feel free to make suggestions because we’re just getting started! Just to give you guys a small sneak peak, the next couple we have planned are: when you receive a PM, when you receive an invite to a VIP server, and when you have a new follower.
What are desktop Chrome push notifications?
Essentially, desktop push notifications are just like mobile push notifications, but on your computer. They will show up at the bottom right corner (if you’re using Windows) or the top right corner (if you’re using Mac OS) when an event that you want to be notified about happens.
When you enable Chrome push notifications for ROBLOX, you will be able to receive push notifications from ROBLOX even when your Chrome browser is closed. This also means that you will need to use Chrome to test out our new notification system. However, we are looking into expanding desktop push notifications to other browsers as well.
Here is an example of what they will look like.
Can we choose which notifications we want to see?
Yes! In the Privacy tab under My Settings, you’ll be able to individually select which events you want to be notified about. However, we are still making adjustments to the system, so feel free to give us feedback.
How do I turn on desktop Chrome push notifications?
First, make sure you have Chrome 50 or higher installed on your computer. Then, open up the ROBLOX website on Chrome and follow the steps below.
Click on the gear icon in the top bar to go to the Settings page.
Click on the Privacy tab in the Settings page.
Click on the switch next to Desktop Push.
You should see a popup that will walk you through how to turn on notifications for Chrome.
Afterwards, you should see that the switch next to Desktop Push is turned on, and you will be able to receive desktop push notifications! You can then select which notifications you want to receive, and remember to save your selections.
Please let me know if you have any feedback, suggestions, or questions about notifications!