Facebook Status Update Notifier

Martin Brinkmann
Oct 18, 2009
Updated • Jan 10, 2018
Facebook, Windows software

Update: The program has not been updated for quite some time and it appears that it is not working properly anymore because of this. We have removed the link as a consequence.

  • Facebook Notification Icon adds a notification box on top of the Facebook icon in Chrome. It displays the number of unread notifications. Works only if you keep Facebook open in a tab though.
  • Best Simple Facebook Notifications is another extension for Chrome. It displays notifications on the icon as well.
  • Facebook Notifier for Firefox displays the number of unread messages on Facebook on an icon in Firefox's main toolbar.

The Chrome extensions should work in Chromium-based browsers like Opera or Vivaldi as well. Update end

Facebook users who want to check their Facebook account for new messages, pokes, friend requests or invites usually have to go to the Facebook website and login there to see the Facebook status updates.

Nowadays, they can use apps installed on mobile devices to do the same thing.

This means that they may sometimes visit Facebook to find out that there are not any new messages. A Facebook status update notifier makes those visits a thing of the past.

It can also be helpful if you cannot log in to Facebook using your web browser or mobile application of choice for whatever reason.

The software program for the Windows operating system will display Facebook status updates right on the Windows desktop. It uses a semi-transparent window to display the unread messages, pokes, friend requests and invites.

The main application window offers additional options. It is from here for instance possible to update the Facebook status, look at personal information or see a summary of Facebook status notifications (which distinguishes between event and group invites which the transparent window does not).

facebook notifier

The Facebook status notifier uses roughly 1.5 Megabytes with the transparent window open and the main application window minimized in the system tray. The software program requires the Microsoft .net Framework (not mentioned which version). It can be downloaded from the Google Code project website.

Facebook Status Update Notifier
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Facebook Status Update Notifier
Receive Facebook status updates and notifications even if you are not on the site or using one of the mobile apps.
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  1. Kenneth said on July 11, 2010 at 7:46 am

    Pls register me automatical cos i’m failing on my own.

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