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Most of us belong to several social networks or forums where we like to get our information from. During the day we can’t constantly been monitoring all of the social networks we use for updates or answers to our questions. A simple add-on to Google Chrome helps solve this problem. Chime puts all of your notifications in one easy to view location.

When you have your Google Chrome browser open, you can see the new notifications as they happen. Let’s take a look at how Chime makes your social web a lot more manageable.

Starting out

Head over to the Chrome Web Store and download Chime.

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After the few clicks it takes to install Chime, you’ll be presented with a screen asking you which social networks you like to receive notifications from.

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    A few of the common selections or apps you’re currently signed into might be already checked. Click on any of the other social networks you’d like to receive updates from then press continue. You may need to login to these accounts. If this is the case, click on the box for the social network you need to sign into.

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    Once you do this, you will be taken to the site to sign in or create an account.

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    Using Chime

    Once you are logged into your social accounts, you will start to see notifications in the pop-up window at the bottom of your screen.

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    You can also see these notifications by clicking on the Chime icon in your Google Chrome icon bar.

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    All of the notifications can be marked as read and/or cleared from this menu. To mark the notification is read, you can click on the  and be taken to the social site to read it. Alternatively, you can click to the far right of the notification and simply mark it as read.

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    If you want to delete the notification message, hover over and click on the asked next to the message.

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    Chime options

    There are really too many options with Chime. All you have the option to do is add or take away social networks as well as choose whether you’d like the desktop notifications on or off. The desktop notification is the one  popping up in the window at the bottom right of your browser  window.

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    Download Chime

    Final words

    Taking time out of your day to keep a watchful eye on your social networks can be a real time suck. Being notified when you get a reply to something you posted makes a lot more sense. I mean, that’s how a lot of people know they have an email right? Why should you keep going over to Facebook or Quora to see if anyone has said anything new?

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