If you have an eye for detail, did you notice this subtle difference on Facebook?

The notification icon at the top of the desktop version of the service has a different world map depending on where you log in from, as the eagle eyes at Tech In Asia spotted. The dual icons don’t appear to be new, they’ve been visible to some since at least November last year, but we suspect few people are aware.

Here’s what I get when I access Facebook from the US and countries in Latin America via a VPN:

Screenshot 2014 07 31 11.21.06 Did you know? Facebook has different notification icons depending on your location.

And this is the icon for countries in the Eastern hemisphere:

Screenshot 2014 07 31 11.20.21 Did you know? Facebook has different notification icons depending on your location.

It’s the small things in life that can make a difference, and this is a nice way to acknowledge that Facebook is a global service, not just from the US.

Noticed this yet? Facebook looks to Asia and Africa with new notification icon [Tech In Asia]

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