Facebook is working on an app, for sending out breaking news alerts directly to smartphones. The app is in the development stage & will provide you with the news category of your choice, when news breaks that you’re interested in you’ll receive a push notification with a link back to the original story.
Only a few numbers of publications will partner with Facebook on this, but that may vary if the app proves to be successful. As Facebook is trying to hold its grip in the news space , its evident that more people will rely on this source for their news updates.
Earlier this year Facebook launched Instant Articles, a way to read and consume news content of all types. With the new mobile app that’s reportedly in the process, it looks like Facebook will soon be getting important news out to more people with greater immediacy.
There is no word on when the app may be ready to launch, and a Facebook spokesperson has declined comment.