Facebook’s new friend notification


We started noticing a new Facebook friend notification that appears on your Facebook Timeline a few days ago. Instead of the usual generic announcement of ‘Gwen is now friends with Simon’ for example, the new notification now draws the link between how you and your new friend are connected by displaying how and where you met this new friend through an event on Facebook.

The conditions required for contextualised notifications would be that both of you RSVP’ed to the same event, and became friends shortly after the event date. Seemingly, it doesn’t matter if you or the other person didn’t turn up for that event anyway.

It’s interesting how Facebook is inserting little changes to better illustrate how people are connected by going much further now by showing the how and where.