Updated 15 February 2017

PS4: Online friend notifications

How to set up messages to let you know if a friend goes online.


It's easy to set up a pop-up notification that tells you when a friend signs in to PlayStation Network.

To receive a pop-up notification when a friend goes online, go to [Settings] > [Notifications] > [When Friends Go Online] and place a check mark next to that person.

When you select a friend, you’ll see a pop-up when they sign in if:

  • [Display Pop-Up Notifications] is ticked
  • The friend is selected in [When Friends Go Online]
  • The friend has not enabled the [Appear Offline] option