iOS 16 will support web push notifications from next year

Apple has quietly announced that starting next year iOS 16 will support web push notifications.

The new feature means websites (with consent) will be able to send notifications to users whether or not they have an app on the App Store. This means businesses that don’t have apps could easily share updates with their customers via third-party push notification services, but this feature could also attract marketers and potentially open the door to spam notifications. .

Web push notifications were first announced for iOS 16 earlier this year when Apple released iOS 15.4 which brought changes to the web platform, with the update bringing “Built-in Web Notifications” and “API Push” toggles in the WebKit Experimental Features settings screen.

Apple has yet to share details on how web push notifications work.

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