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Tumblr testing real-time notifications for likes and reblogs

February 07, 2013|By Salvador Rodriguez
  • Tumblr posted a GIF demonstrating its new real-time notifications.
Tumblr posted a GIF demonstrating its new real-time notifications. (Tumblr )

Despite being around for nearly six years, Tumblr is only now testing a real-time notifications feature.

The social network announced the test on its blog this week, saying the feature will alert users whenever they get a like or a reblog from somebody they follow.

"You should start to see them in the next few hours (and can toggle them on your settings page)," the company said.

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Along with the short announcement, the company put up a GIF file showing how the feature looks in action. The feature is similar to the ones that come up on the bottom left corner of Facebook's website when you receive a notification on that social network.

Tumblr has become increasingly popular among young adults and teens in the last few years.


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