Facebook Testing 'Notify' App For News

Notify, a new app from Facebook, is undergoing testing, according to The Awl. The app is reportedly based around real-time news and it is meant to compete with Twitter, the social network many people flock to for news. Users will be able to select publishers for their feed in Notify and receive notifications from them, just as they'd receive tweets in their Twitter timeline.

The content you can access in Notify is broken down into "stations" and "providers." Stations handle specific types of content from certain providers, such as articles about the 2016 election.

Notify will reportedly arrive next month.