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Old 26th June 2020, 10:43   #1
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Default Introducing Push Notifications on Team-BHP.com!

Today, we're introducing a slick new way to keep in touch with the latest happenings on Team-BHP : Push Notifications.

They work great on Mobile as well as Desktop, and are a seamless way to get quick glimpses of what's new in the Indian Car Scene, whilst you're busy doing other things.


How exactly does it work?

When Hot Threads or News articles are added to the Team-BHP Homepage, you have the option to receive a notification on your smartphone or computer.

Here’s what the notifications look like on Mobile (Chrome notification on Android shown here):


And on desktop - it slides in seamlessly, on top of the program you're using (Chrome notification on Windows 10 shown here):


You can choose how many notifications you receive and when you get them, via this Notifications Settings page:


If you're using Chrome, you can also reach this page by clicking the "OPTIONS" button on any notification.

It's worth knowing that these web-push notifications are dependent on the browser, and each browser has a slightly different way of displaying them. We recommend subscribing via Chrome for the best experience, as it displays each notification with a large image and additional buttons, unlike most other browsers.


How do I activate this?

While browsing Team-BHP, you might come across a prompt like this on your desktop or mobile. Click "I'LL TRY IT"...


...and then click "Allow" on the browser prompt that follows:


Alternatively, visit this page and as soon as you click any button, you should receive a prompt to subscribe.

Still not showing up? See the “Troubleshooting” section below.


iPhone users

Unfortunately, iOS does not support these browser-based push notifications as yet. Hopefully a future update will enable it for iPhone & iPad users.

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Old 26th June 2020, 10:43   #2
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The Smaller yet Significant Things

• Current browser support (June 2020):


• Note that you’ll need to subscribe individually on each device that you wish to receive notifications on. Subscriptions are not linked to your Team-BHP account or browser sync account in any way. So, if you want notifications on your smartphone and computer – you’ll need to subscribe from both devices.

• In case it's unclear, to close the Desktop Chrome notifications, mouse over them and click the arrow that appears:
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• If you clear your browser cookies / cache, your subscription to Push Notifications will end. You’ll need to re-activate it by visiting the Notification Settings page and selecting the options you want.

• It’s not possible to successfully subscribe in Incognito / Private browsing mode.

• To unsubscribe, simply visit the Notification Settings page and turn “Off” all notifications.

• Prefer old-school? We also have a Daily Email Newsletter available.


Troubleshooting if you don't see them:

• If you visit the Notification Settings page and any of the buttons turn red, that means you're successfully subscribed on our end of things.

• While on Team-BHP.com > Click the lock icon in the URL bar > Ensure 'Notifications' doesn't show up as blocked (look within Permissions / Site Settings as well).

• Ensure that browser add-ons like AdBlock / uBlock are disabled when you are subscribing to notifications or changing your preferences.

• If all else fails, clear your browser's Site Data for Team-BHP and try again.

• Still having issues? Post in this thread, or Contact Us.

As always, we look forward to your feedback & suggestions .
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Thread moved from the Assembly Line to the Announcements Section. Thanks for this wonderful feature, Rehaan!

Team-BHP is the only website I have enabled notifications for. Reason:

- It's the most advanced system I've seen. No one else offers the advanced settings that you have created.

- The best content , and the most unbiased!

- "Hot Threads" is a concept unique to Team-BHP . Fans will surely appreciate notifications for that.

- The news team doesn't publish unnecessary news articles, and only the best of the best stuff goes on hot threads. Translated = no unnecessary notifications.

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I also love how I can quickly check all the notifications I might have missed when I was away from my desk or busy (Windows 10 shown here):
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P.S. iOS users - yet another reason to move!

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Unfortunate IOS user here, but this implementation is better than I expected. Maybe in the future, but thanks for the initiative guys!
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Wow, that is good news.

I have all notifications muted on the phone, except official mail.
And to be honest do open up TBHP atleast twice a day to read the latest.

This will surely help, and a big hell yeah to this notification!
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iPhone users

Unfortunately, iOS does not support these browser-based push notifications as yet. Hopefully a future update will enable it for iPhone & iPad users.
Some of the cons of owning an iOS device.
Nevertheless, looking forward to a workaround soon.

And keep up the good work guys!
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Good move, even if I would urge you to get the iOS version working as soon as possible. Doubt I would move to Android even for Team BHP :-)
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I don't allow any website to show me notifications. They are too distracting.

In the case of team bhp, I don't need to. I always have one tab open in both my mobile and computer browser. And check it every day.
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This would be great for someone like me who visits the website and refreshes it number of times (to see whether there is any new content!) even when I am on office PC or when I am on my mobile.

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Unfortunate IOS user here
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Some of the cons of owning an iOS device.
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get the iOS version
Just wanted to point out that something that seems a bit counter-intuitive, in case it helps you guys out:

While iOS doesn't support this functionality, MacOS does! It will work on Mac with multiple browsers (Chrome / Safari / Firefox / Opera etc).
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Just wanted to point out that something that seems a bit counter-intuitive, in case it helps you guys out:

While iOS doesn't support this functionality, MacOS does! It will work on Mac with multiple browsers (Chrome / Safari / Firefox / Opera etc).
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