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New Core Feature: Live Notifications

Thu Jun 9, 2016, 12:03 PM by danlev:icondanlev:

Live notifications are a new Core Member-exclusive feature that shows you real-time activity on your account from anywhere on the site. Get notified the moment you receive a new comment, favourite, watcher, note, llama, or even when another deviant visits your profile. This new feature makes it easier to stay on top of your activity and keep in touch with friends, fans, and clients.

All "feedback" notification types (comments, replies, mentions, favourites, etc.) will appear as live notifications, as well as notes. To prevent the average deviant from being overwhelmed, activity from people you watch, such as deviations and journals submitted, will not send notifications.

The profile visitor notification works just like the “Recent Visitors” widget on your profile. As always, you can opt-out of this feature by tapping the “Friends” icon on the header and change your status to “Invisible.” This will prevent your username from appearing on these notifications and the recent visitors profile widget.

Live notifications can be disabled under General Account Settings.


In addition to live notifications, your notification counts on the site header will now update in real-time.


Try out live notifications, browse ad-free, and gain access to other features when you upgrade to Core.

From now until June 16, 2016, when you buy a three-month Core Membership, get an additional three months for free!

Or become Core now.

With live notifications, a new Core Member-exclusive feature, you can see real-time account activity from anywhere on the site. Get notified the moment you receive a new comment, favourite, watcher, note, llama, and more.
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Mickeycraft392 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this feature still enabled, even after your CORE has ended? 
Percyfan94 Featured By Owner May 9, 2018  Student General Artist
Really disliked this feature. Not only is it annoying, but also makes my browser a bit slow. Good thing you can disable it.
KaoriSkywalker Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Student Filmographer
The oc looks very interesting to me because many times I have wished my character would come to life and would be apart of my real life
Username-91 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
It's not working.
OtakumiArt Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'm using a new laptop and now this doesn't seem to work on me anymore? it's like how it was before i was a core member. i don't receive pop up notifs anymore.. i have to refresh the page so to see if there's anything new... help?
RogueMudblood Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017   Writer
Hi there. :wave:

If you're still experiencing this issue, please contact the help desk via this link to file a bug report. Details are always helpful for staff when trying to recreate a bug. Some things to consider including can be found here: All About Bugs (Reporting, That Is) - the overall process has changed a bit since that was posted in 2015, hence the link above instead of the one in the journal. (Some of the FAQs referenced then no longer exist.)

I hope it gets resolved if it hasn't already; you don't seem to be the only one having this issue on a laptop based on the comments in this thread.
KupoGames Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017
I find this incredibly annoying.

How about a feature to not have "fav" notifications clog up my inbox? Still waiting for that one.
Chinny-FlareySnowzz Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I was a core member I didn't receive a live notifications on laptop but it works on phone O_O
ChibuuuOwO Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
me too ;o;
diamondtwins Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Student Artist

Why doesn't it work? 
OwletJessa555 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Hello. I just wonder. When will dA team bring the "monthly fee" option back? I prefer a monthly fee over 3 months fee, personally.
Chopsticks12 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017   Artist
I guess this explains how some core users who need to keep their profile clean know who's the spammer in their profile :/
wind-ranger Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017
Forums and all decent services have the option to receive notifications by email when you receive messages from members.

DeviantArt doesn't offer this basic and common sense feature even to Core members...  too bad.

Still have to catch up with the decent services of the 21th century.
lapis-IazuIi Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do you turn it off
AdaKola Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
IT STOPPED WORK FOR ME ;-; help me please T^T
Candy-Meow Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
these stopped work for me...
Showlover Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
i still have core and it stopped working!
Lapiidot Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016
You can get it for free actually
bUT it only works for chrome…
Showlover Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
ooo thank you for that link. did you make a journal about it yet?
haru-cchii Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Somehow it stopped working for me... what should I do now? QnQ
Showlover Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
me too :C
pigeoncity Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016
This stopped working on my computer, but works fine on my phone (safari) what do i do to fix this?
Trash--Panda Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Student General Artist
It stopped working for some reason on mean I won't show anything live any more.
TERABIZLX Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016
This should have been a feature for everyone, core or not. Its pretty dumb in my opinion.
SegaDisneyUniverse Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Student General Artist
Now if only I could download Ad Block through my game console...:icontyepper:
hotamr Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional Artist
too expensive! :( (Sad) 
ABlipinTime Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
More Facebook. Next up: Copying the blue and white color theme.
In all seriousness, it's an interesting feature. How good or bad it is time will tell.
hawkwing22 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Student Photographer
I just don't understand why it would be core exclusive. I mean, yeah, more money, but seriously? 
Hamayuuki Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Student General Artist
Yeah, it doesn't make sense how before I got core I pretty much got the same thing on my phone for free, but it's a paid feature on a web browser :/
SaltyLittleMidget Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016  Student General Artist
like my mom would let me do this XD
ssakvra Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my live notifications stopped working on my computer , but happens to work when i'm on my phone.
Please help !
Stariva Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
great feature!
PrimrosePrincess Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't agree with this being limited to core members only, but it's a cool feature nonetheless!
raberbagirl Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
How obnoxious. As if we needed yet more distractions on this site. I'd already resolved to never pay for Premium/Core/Whatever again because of the stupid "More Like This" feature, and now it's no longer just a protest, I don't even want Premium anymore.
MadKingFroggy Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Student General Artist
While I don't agree with all the changes on the site, I must admit I'm loving this one! :D
The small window on the left is very handy indeed!

Thanks for this feature!
Aloubell Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My live notifications stopped working...idk why...?
BLPH Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016   Digital Artist
Interesting feature! I really like the live notifications; not too large and, let's be honest, everybody likes receiving instant feedback :D

Out of curiosity, are you going to extend the notifications to make them display outside of dA? I'm referring to a feature such as Web Push notifications in Firefox which lets you see them without having a dA-page active. I guess I'm not the only one but I tend to keep dA open in one tab and have work open in a different one. Hence I rarely see those feeds happening. Would be cool if you could look into that direction as well! :)
annoyinglizardvoice Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016
I'm glad this one is a core exclusive because that means I can avoid it completely.
Faxy-Fox Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016
Because this is simply something you cannot give to EVERYONE for free?! For fuck sake.. I would love that sort of stuff for free. But no, I've got to fucking pay for it. Wow... Really?
Smo-l Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like this feature. Others may be complaining, but I still enjoy it and it is very helpful. 
MlENSHAO Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016
you know, with the constant pop-up messages i get from deviantart about adblock, as well as all of these notifications regarding free premium membership, it goes to show how much they don't care anymore. once upon a time, deviantart was mostly about community and just sharing art with people. now it's just yet another website that has been overtaken by money and greedy people. while i do understand that this is what happens to any popular website, it's still a shame to see it happen.
Toon-O-Clock Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Student General Artist
Well said
MelMuff Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess dA doesn't want my money. LOL I was willing to give it to them but for a reason I'm not even sure about, they are denying me to extend my membership and telling me they don't want my money. Anyway, I think this is the last straw. I was very upset when they raised the price a year ago and I'm still mad about that a year later. Then this same promo came along during Christmas. I was able to buy one but then I wanted to buy it a second time and dA denied me. Now they are denying me again. So when this promo comes again, I won't even bother trying. Most likely dA will come up with another stupid reason for denying me. At least I get to save my money. I have an event on Facebook that I would like to promote so I think I will be using the money I was going to spend on this on that instead. Congrats dA for failing me.
DINOCHAIN5AW Featured By Owner Edited Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
 I got notified 8 or 6 times to buy this shit. God damn DA is desperate af.
Also I hate the fact that DA wants you to pay for features that are free on many other websites.
And honestly I wish DA would listen to the community more often and also take care of the many problems in it as well.
My notifications looks weird to me and I'm a mobile user. So instead of holding my phone straight I now have to hold it sideways and replying like that is harder for me. I liked the old version better they were centered and didn't hurt my eyes having to squint
BunnysteeleStephanie Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It sound Kuru
pearwood Featured By Owner Edited Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Now that I've used this for a few days, the live notifications are working well. I particularly like the live updating of the top right status bar.

MelMuff Featured By Owner Edited Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I don't think this is fair. After all the hard work to make the payment on my credit card and it goes through in time only to be denied because of this:

There was an error in your submission.
  • Your Core Membership does not expire until 2017-02-17 12:52:15. Please come back to purchase the rebilling subscription within 6 months of your Premium Membership expiration.
You have an existing pre-paid Core Membership. Without this special offer, your next payment will be in 8 months.

Not fair at all. :(
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