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Push notifications

Since version 2.38.0, Fedilab now works with push notifications. Live and delayed notifications have been removed. For working, it needs a provider that will deliver notifications to the app. This will allow multiple apps to share the same network connection, rather than each app using its own connection, saving overall battery. You are up to install your own push distributor, but the following is one example of how to make it work.

PS: This step by step is more dedicated to F-Droid users. If you use the Google Play version, this is not needed. But you can follow this guide to change your provider (by default it is Firebase).

This work has been done thanks to the help of UnfiedPush.

Install the provider

First you need to install the provider. We will show how to use a version of Gotify that has been reworked for working with UnifiedPush.

On F-Droid, search for, and install Gotify-UP.

You now need an account on Gotify.

There are two options for this:

1. Hosted instance

We provide a UnifiedPush instance where you can create your account:

https://gotify.fedilab.app

Visit the previous website with your favourite browser and click on “Register”. Define a username and a password.

Then on Gotify-UP app, put the url “https://gotify.fedilab.app” and click on “Check URL”. You will have to enter your previous account credential, and then click on “CREATE”.

2. Self-host instance

See the UnifiedPush Gotify server documentation for information on self-hosting. You can visit the UnifiedPush communication channels (links on their website) if you need any help with that.


That’s done!

Now Fedilab will automatically uses that account for pushing notifications (PS, think to restart Fedilab).