I’m here to introduce a new feature that we’ve been working on called the notifications stream and we’re inviting beta testers to try it out before we release it to the general public! (See this thread if you want to become a beta tester.) Specifically, we’re inviting desktop users and Android users to test this feature out first. (iOS users, we haven’t forgotten about you, and the release to the general public will include iOS as well!)
The vision is that the notifications stream will be the one stop shop in our mobile apps and on our website for all the ROBLOX notifications that relate to you. For example, someone sent you a friend request. Someone commented on a T-Shirt you made. Someone invited you to edit together in TeamCreate. These are all worthy contenders for notifications that belong in the stream. You should be able to open up your ROBLOX app and see all these notifications in one place.
Where can I find the notifications stream?
You should see a new icon in the top right hand corner of the ROBLOX apps and the ROBLOX website. That way, it’s always accessible. Any time you receive a new notification, you should see a red badge pop up over the notifications stream icon.
How is this different from push notifications?
While push notifications and the notifications stream both alert you in real-time, push notifications are super useful for alerting you when you’re not currently on ROBLOX. The notifications stream, on the other hand, is more like a log of all notifications related to you, and lives exclusively within the ROBLOX app / on the ROBLOX website. So you’ll only see the notifications stream when you’re using ROBLOX.
What type of notifications will be available?
We’re releasing with just two types – when you receive a friend request and when your friend request has been accepted – but have more types planned. Future notifications include: when you receive a PM, when you’re invited to a VIP server, when someone invites you to edit together in Studio, when someone follows you.
Can we choose what notifications we want to see in the stream?
Mostly yes. There will be a few notifications that we’d like to keep in the stream for all users so that your stream won’t always be empty (still experimenting with this). However, we will leave it up to you guys for most notification types. Just go to the Notifications settings under the Privacy tab in the Settings page. Note – you can configure your notifications stream independently of your push notifications.
As always, please let me know if you have any questions, feedback, or suggestions about this exciting new feature ~