I’m here to introduce a new push notifications system that we’re working on, and we’re inviting beta testers to try them out before we release them to the public! (See this thread if you want to become a beta tester.)
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
We also have notifications for:
- When someone sends you a chat message
However, there are some known issues with chat notifications, but we’re giving you guys the opportunity to opt in and try them out if you want.
We also have other notifications in the works, and feel free to make suggestions because we’re just getting started!
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 choose which events you want to be notified by. 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 the latest version of Chrome 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!
Please let me know if you have any feedback, suggestions, or questions about notifications!