How to check your Facebook notifications with Google Reader

You can check your Facebook notifications in Google Reader, which could be very convenient if you're already a big Google Reader user.

There are many ways to check your Facebook notifications throughout the day. You might use push notifications from your mobile app or perhaps you simply go to Facebook's Web site and see if you have any new notifications.

Another way to check Facebook notifications is to use an RSS reader, like Google Reader. If you're already in Google Reader for most of the day checking your news updates, adding your Facebook notifications might make sense. Here's how:

Step 1: Go to https://www.facebook.com/notifications and make sure you're logged in to your Facebook account.

Step 2: Copy your RSS link, located at the top of your list of notifications.

Facebook RSS notifications
Screenshot by Ed Rhee/CNET

Step 3: Click the Subscribe button in Google Reader, paste your RSS link, then click Add.

Add RSS link to Google Reader
Screenshot by Ed Rhee/CNET

Step 4: Check Google Reader on the Web or on your mobile app to make sure your Facebook notification feed shows up.

Facebook notifications in Google Reader
Screenshot by Ed Rhee/CNET

That's it. To see more details of each notification, click on the individual notifications from Google Reader and you'll be taken to Facebook's Web page to see the photo, link, comments, etc.

(Via Addictive Tips)

About the author

Ed Rhee, a freelance writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is an IT veteran turned stay-at-home-dad of two girls. He focuses on Android devices and applications while maintaining a review blog at techdadreview.com.

 

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