Browser Notifications

notifications

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Announcing Browser Notifications
Ever have too many tabs open? Ever forget about running builds to find you could have merged hours ago (or worse, need to rebuild a failed build!)?
We are happy to announce a new feature - Browser Notifications.

Features
Browser notifications arrive upon build completion

  • if the user has opted in on that browser
  • if the build tab has been left open so the build is in state

Getting Started
We are currently rolling it out behind feature flag to a percentage of random users.

Users on a build page will see a permissions banner before accepting the browser’s permission ask.
Users can otherwise change their opt-in/opt-out preference by scrolling down to “Web Notification” on https://circleci.com/account/notifications

Acknowledgements
Thanks to user @kitsunde for the recommendation as well as thanks to the users who have been leaving Feature Requests regarding Notifications. We are exploring a number of different types of notifications, especially around Slack. I encourage users who are looking for that to please <3 Feature Requests related to those so we know our efforts are going in the right direction.

Note that we generally use this area for Image Announcements. I’ve added a Product Announcement here linked to changelog as we expect users will have valuable feedback regarding functionality.


Browser notification on my builds
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Great feature! This makes it easy to multitask while waiting for a build. Thanks for adding it!


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To close loop, this feature is now fully rolled out. :smile:


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