Query this table to get the notifications for the current session user, that is, any notification that appears on http://www.facebook.com/notifications.php. You can identify app-to-user notifications because for those notifications, both the sender_id and the recipient_id contain the same user ID.
Facebook deletes notifications older than 7 days, so only notifications less than a week old get returned in a query on this table.
For Facebook applications (like Photos or Wall), the notification is always sent in the user's language and locale that were set at the time the notification was sent.
Highlighted rows are indexable / searchable and one is usually required in the WHERE portion of the query.
|notification_id||int||The ID of the notification. This ID is not globally unique, so the recipient_id must be specified in addition to it.|
|sender_id||int||The user ID of the sender of the notification.|
|recipient_id||int||The user ID of the recipient of the notification. It is always the current session user.|
|created_time||time||The time the notification was originally sent. Notifications older than 7 days are deleted and will not be returned via this table or notifications.getList|
|updated_time||time||The time the notification was originally sent, or the time the associated application's notifications were hidden or unhidden by the user, whichever is later.|
|title_html||string||The main body of the notification in HTML.|
|title_text||string||The plaintext version of title_html, with all HTML tags stripped out.|
|body_html||string||Any additional content the notification includes, in HTML.|
|body_text||string||The plaintext version of body_html, with all HTML tags stripped out.|
|href||string||The URL associated with the notification. This is usually a location where the user can interact with the subject of the notification.|
|app_id||int||The ID of the application associated with the notification.|
|is_unread||bool||Indicates whether the notification has been marked as read. Use notifications.markRead to mark a notification as read.|
|is_hidden||bool||Indicates whether the user hid the associated application's notifications.|
Retrieves's notifications that are not hidden, are unread, and were created after .
SELECT notification_id, sender_id, title_html, body_html, href FROM notification WHERE recipient_id=me() AND is_unread = 1 AND is_hidden = 0 AND created_time > <time>
For an example of the table being used to pop up real-time notifications, see the Facebook for Adobe AIR application.
Facebook filed bug 6799, which describes how body_text returns HTML markup in the field and body_html returns escaped markup.