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How and when should in-app notifications be shown to users?

We provide a platform where our customers run their business on our systems. We have several types of notifications we want to show to users: App feature update notifications Messages from ...
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Organizing a large list of notifications in a block on the dashboard

We are working on a dashboard for a bank and it is turning out to be quite loaded with information. In one of the blocks we provide information about the client base (how many clients you currently ...
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Notification popup with a lot of text

I am having some problems with a notification popup system (for web and app) - which has some big challenges: A lot of text to display, like 340 characters, or 50 words. People from the legal ...
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Solution for Alert button in app

I am designing mobile app and confused as I don't know where to place the Replace Worker button. Replace worker button function as an alert to Superior that, worker is not available and need to be ...
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Approaches to indicate and handle new items from websocket on a live news feed

I have a live news feed that looks like this. I have data coming in continuously from websockets as long as you are on the page Currently I show a button when there are non zero new items and they get ...
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Show short background processes outcome on UI?

I have a workflow where when opening the workflow, a background user authentication is done to know if user has proper rights to execute the workflow. Now the check is usually very quick (<2 ...
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Is a banner necessary to communicate this?

We are building an app for Zoom where we allow participants to present their screen and annotate. As an important note, we are aware that Zoom has its built-in annotation feature, but it is not ...
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What to do with a very long status (and sub-status)?

I am currently facing a challenge with a very long status (including a sub-status) that needs to be displayed on desktop, mobile, and tablet screens. Our typical lozenges have a maximum width of 200px,...
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What's the correct order of stacked snack bars?

I have a rare case scenario in a website where multiple snack bars might show. I can not control this since it's the correct website's response, but I want to check if the order in which they show is ...
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How to handle requests that will be picked up by a person and responded to within 5 minutes

I'm currently designing a voucher/discount journey. Due to system constraints, this is the scenario User needs to request a voucher. The request then goes to a crm that is managed by individuals. ...
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Notifications via messages on order updates/changes

I am currently working on fixing the design problems of a marketplace. This marketplace place sends multiple notifications via email, account notifications, and messages whenever there is an update on ...
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Toast Notification Placement

I'm working on a platform that should display Success and Error notifications when the user performs certain actions. Initially we thought about placing the notifications in the top right corner, but ...
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UI for autosaving checkboxes and radiobuttons

I am re-designing an online platform and we've decided to introduce autosave for settings. I understand it's important to communicate the autosaving feature to the user. This seems to be typically ...
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Best practice for notification timeouts

The app I'm currently working on has a notification banner that appears when successful or unsuccessful network calls. It says things like "Your address was updated successfully!" or "...
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What's the difference between flag messages and toast messages?

What's the difference between flag messages and toast messages? Are they the same thing?
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Notifications - when to use success and when info

Currently, we have implemented notifications to the software and I started to get puzzled when to use success and when to use info notification. Ie. Forgot password - Notification: Password has been ...
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Should hourly email notification accumulate all the notification from past hours?

I am designing an email notification setting for an ERP. Based on the image above: User selected the 'Hourly' option for email notification. In the first hour away from the system, the user gets 3 ...
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Notifications to both primary and secondary email

Would it make sense to allow the user to choose receiving email notifications to both their primary email and their secondary one? Or should I just limit the user to selecting just one?
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Are mandatory notifications GDPR compliant?

I have designed a notification center for my app. I would like to make sure users can't turn - off some types of in-app notifications: comments and replies. Our app should be GDPR compliant. Is it ...
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Smart watch notifications when doing maintenance work

I'm looking to improve the notifications experience for a heavy duty smart watch that assists people working on maintenance activities in a factory environment (e.g. the room they are in might be ...
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Wizard layout form behavior..best practice question

I have a form on my UI. Some fields in there are mandatory. The user needs to enter these fields and click next to proceed to the next sent of fields..basically a wizard layout. What is a better ...
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Good resources on technical boundaries of (push) notifications

Our retail company uses a mobile browser-based tool to manage and fulfil orders. Basically, people working in our stores check a list of orders that need to be prepared, assign one or more to ...
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Should I use alert box or just helper?

I have a case, related to inquiring a sequence of number. User can look up to that number and processed that into another task. But not all number can be inquired in this system (due to some rules). I ...
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How to globally provide real-time feedback for async operations?

Preface I'm working on designs for a web application where users can create data-processing workflows that get executed asynchronously from the server. Most of the time workflows will run in ...
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Grouping in-app notifications based on where they come from, who triggered them, and what the actions are

I'm working on a project where I'm defining the UX for web in-app notifications. The app is quite similar to task management apps, kind of like Asana, Monday, etc. Now for example, if we have a user ...
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Best practices for pinned banner alerts in iPhone X view?

Hey everybody, I'm experimenting with pinning a full-width banner on an iOS app I'm working on, but as you can see it looks a little awkward with the bottom curvature of an iPhone X-12. I debated ...
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Should I have a cooldown time between audio notifications for a group chat? If so, how long?

Is there a standard or research on optimal cooldown times for audio notifications? I have a group chat application that can optionally make a sound for every received message, but it can get really ...
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Ideal frequency for reminder email to review host/guest in Airbnb marketplace app?

In a marketplace app (e.g. like Airbnb), what would the ideal frequency be for reminder emails to review the other party (e.g. host/guest)? I read about Email Reminder Best Practices as well as the ...
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Notifications drawer or new page? Linkedin vs FB

Most applications like Facebook show notifications in a notifications drawer. However, LinkedIn shows them on a new page. Why might taking the user to a whole new page be better UX than using a drawer/...
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Best practice for Web Push Notifications Prompt

I want to implement push notifications on my website. The obvious option is to simply show the prompt once the user lands on the page. But is this a good practice? I read the EDGE is auto-blocking the ...
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Handling long 'important' alerts on mobile

We're challenged on how to handle multiple long alerts for mobile. In some instances they can be so long the rest of the actual content gets pushed down. the content of these alerts are related to ...
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Best practice for out-of-app notifications for in-app messages?

Platforms like Task Rabbit and Airbnb send users an email and/or text message when an in-app message is received. What is best practice in terms of UX for how and when these out-of-app notifications (...
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What is a better solution for too many in-app notifications

With the current state of travel, there are many regulatory bits of information that need to be conveyed to users as they make a booking on our travel app. Here there are at least 4 separate ...
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Top Notification versus Central Notification

When talking about Notification Design I have seen Notifications placed on the top of the screen, on proximity of where the UI element and action is happening and finally, central, on the screen. What ...
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When to remind with "Remind me later"?

What are some things I should consider and think about that will help me figure out when we should remind the user of something? For context: Our mobile app is basically a wine collecting app. When ...
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In app - planned maintenance and unplanned downtime messaging

I'm designing the messaging for 2 types of scenarios. Planned maintenance, and unplanned downtime. in both cases, certain services on the app won't work, but the rest of the app will function as ...
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Using WhatsApp messaging to notify users when their order is ready

I'm designing a food ordering experience for a restaurant and we're considering using WhatsApp Business as a way to notify users when their food is ready. this means users will input their phone ...
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Should I notify the user that the thread owner deleted their post?

I have a website that works like a forum but not exactly. Here, users can create their content of threads while any user can add their posts to this thread. However, the thread creator has editorial ...
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Error notice vs upgrade banner

We have two distinct styles for the following: An error message (which is a red/black banner at the top of the page) An upgrade message (which is a light-colored banner prompting the user to upgrade ...
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Since late 2019, why are we seeing a massive increase in pop-up notifications, and why do UI designers think this is a good idea?

This might be slightly broad, but I think most of the questions on this site are somewhat subjective and broad anyway. Since about late 2019, the number of pop-up notifications and potentially ...
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Displaying flyout menu over fixed notification

I'm designing an intranet application for a client in which notifications are displayed through a fixed flyout pattern in combination with a 'notfication' icon in the header menu. The image says more ...
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Literature on how to design a notification sound?

A part of a thesis, I need to design a couple auditory notifications in a car. Something along the lines of "check tire pressure", which isn't a warning. I have written down some relatively vague ...
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Are there guidelines or best practices for notifications or prompts for how to use your app?

I have even seen this in high-end professional 3d applications, where they will always show you messages, notifications, or prompts for how to perform the most basic tasks such as selecting things, ...
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Handling a missed task with a recurring deadline

I'm designing a user interface for a website that allows the user to set deadlines for certain tasks. Some of these tasks can be recurring in a variety of ways (Once per week, once a day, every Monday ...
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How long should notification be stored in a system

Hye, I'm designing a management tool for admin and an app for user they managed. I'm not sure of how long should the notification be stored before expiry? In the app, I suggest to use a 30-day ...
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What is the best way to map a product's system of notifications?

I am looking for some design research or other method which is used to map notification's frequency, priority, and intensity based upon a user's emotion, behavior, etc. This method could be applied ...
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Do users care about notification settings?

Setting the stage: We have a mobile-app with multiple services from different domains. Each with their own alerts. We are only talking about PUSH NOTIFICATIONS Problem We send alerts from those ...
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How to indicate partial success in an Android notification?

My question is somewhat similar to this question: How to provide an indication for partial success? But I need to show the indication as an Android Notification. A user can send an alarm (calling for ...
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When to validate if the set of items selected totally valid for the operation?

Case: enterprise web-client solution for sales orders, the User needs to select lots of items to perform one operation in bulk and not all the items are applicable for this operation (due to hidden ...
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Position of the number on notification icons [closed]

The number in notification icons is generally displayed on the right side of the bell icon, what is the reason behind this? Is there anywhere you have seen the reverse where the numbers are on the ...
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