Microsoft is reportedly preparing a notification center as part of a big update for Windows Phone 8.1, according to a report in Winpholloers. The company is responding to consumer requests for a notification center that would allow users to customize their app notifications, much like they can in Apple’s iOS.
Microsoft is currently preparing its first major update to Windows Phone 8. A highly requested Notification Center feature will be included with Windows Phone 8.1, allowing users to customize and control their app notifications. Winphollowers has published screenshots from an internal Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, detailing the new Notification Center in Windows Phone 8.1 The Verge can confirm these are genuine screenshots of Windows Phone 8.1. In the first screenshot, the Notification Center, or “Action Center” as Microsoft is labelling it, is shown when you take a short swipe from the top of the screen. This will display four basic quick settings that are shortcuts to options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and other system settings. All four are customizable, and the basic Action Center also displays the date and a battery level percentage.