Now, you can filter notifications to see what you want to see, when you want to see it.
A Large-Screen Interface and Filters for Notifications
A few months ago we released a new notifications interface on WordPress.com — we made notifications faster and created a more unified visual experience to match what users see in the iOS and Android apps. Today, we’re releasing filters for notifications and a new design for large-screen desktops, both of which will help make managing your notifications easier and more efficient.
There may be times when you want to see only a certain type of notification, such as just comments or just likes. You can now use the brand-new filter bar to do just that:
We’ve included filters for Unread, Comments, Follows, and Likes. The Unread filter comes in really handy to make sure you’ve responded to notifications on your site that you may have missed! When you’re ready to view all of the notifications together again, just click back to the All tab.
A two-panel interface for large screens
We’ve also added a great new interface for users on web browsers with large screens. Click on a notification, and you’ll see a detail view slide out in a separate panel, so that you can still view your notifications list and browse to the next one easily:
You can still use keyboard shortcuts to navigate the panel on desktop browsers as well, so make sure to take advantage of that to become a notifications power user!
Both of these improvements arose from user feedback — thanks so much for continuing to share your thoughts on how to make the WordPress.com experience the best it can be.
- Apr 27, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
I use Notifications to read and reply to comments. Sometimes its easy to scroll through all the notifications using the mouse and vertical slider bar which opens on the right hand side of the screen. (I don’t know the technical term for this). Other times this bar does not appear. I can’t figure out why it pops up sometimes and not others. Its annoying
– this comment probably is too because I lack the technical expertise to explain the problem very well. 🙂
I was pleasantly surprised to see the two-panel notifications return. That was my single biggest problem with the new interface, so thanks for listening to our feedback.
I still wonder why you’re trying so hard to make the website look the same as the app, though. They are two completely different platforms used, to a large extent, by two completely different subsets of users. I know Google has decreed that mobile is the new black, but that doesn’t mean we’re all just going to abandon our PCs with all the advanced features that platform offers.