Today we've released V1 of something requested for a long time now - site notifications. We have many plans for improving this feature now that the first version is out the door - keep reading for the full story. How it works Certain types of content will now appear as a site notification. The notification appears as an orange circle with a white number in it when there's new notifications, and a blue bell icon when there aren't. Clicking the notification circle clears the number on the icon, but individual notifications will have the grayish background to indicate they are "new" until: You click "mark all as read" Or, you click an individual notification. Clicking an individual notification links you to the content in question. The other way to access notifications is by clicking "see all" in the modal. This brings you to a full notifications page, that has the same layout, but is full screen. Mobile The notification feature was designed responsively to work on phones and tablets. Notification types For launch, notifications are limited to the following items: New comments (on your profile, reviews, custom lists, challenges) Site notifications (we backported a few of these, but it will include any new posts made in this site announcements forum) We're immediately going to begin work on new types of notifications: "Love" notifications (heart icon, or review votes for helpful/funny) for your reviews and custom lists Notifications when people follow you Site-based updates, such as: A new episode is available for a series you're watchin New recommendations for something you've marked watched And many other ideas The site-based updates are the most asked for by the community, and also are the most complex, so they'll take some time to complete. But, these are a top priority. Logged out users Logged out users will also see site notifications for any new site announcements. Our hope with doing this is that the many unregistered users we have will learn about new features or updates, and will decide to register. We have a huge amount of unregistered users who think that Anime-Planet is solely a streaming site and only ever access the video pages - these notifications might help them realize there's a lot more to A-P! FAQ How can I turn off notifications? Very soon, we'll have a way for you to turn off different notification types. Site notifications are rare enough that we don't plan to allow an opt-out for those, but comments will be possible to turn off asap. Other new notification types will also be opt-out at launch. Can you add [this type of notification]? See the section above. Many new notification types are being planned and worked on, and will take time to roll out. Will forum notifications be included in site notifications, someday? Not sure. The forum is a separate system and will be hard to integrate. We'd like to, at minimum, get PM notifications added to the site notifications. We'll need to migrate to a newer version of our forum software in the future, and hopefully there will be an easier way to do this. I found a bug, where can I report it? Please post it in the bug forum. Thanks for your support! Thanks, as always, for your support of Anime-Planet. If you like this or other features consider making a donation as it helps pay for the servers and keeps the site going. Or check out other ways to support Anime-Planet.