Enable or Disable Native Google Chrome Notifications in Windows 10

As you may remember, the team behind the Google Chrome  browser was working on adding support for native Windows notifications. This has finally happened. Starting today, they are rolling out the ability to use native Action Center notifications to stable branch users.

Currently, the browser shows notifications from web apps and web sites using its very own notification system. They do not fit the appearance of the OS, but look nearly similar across all the supported platforms.

After the update, the browser will support native notifications with inline replies, images, lists, progress bar, etc.

Google Chrome Native Notifications

It is possible to turn on or off these new notifications with a special flag.

Google Chrome comes with a number of useful options which are experimental. They are not supposed to be used by regular users but enthusiasts and testers can easily turn them on. These experimental features can significantly improve the user experience of the Chrome browser by enabling additional functionality. They are called 'flags' and can be enabled or disable from the built-in chrome://flags page.

To enable native Google Chrome notifications in Windows 10, do the following.

  1. Open the Google Chrome browser and type the following text in the address bar:
    chrome://flags/#enable-native-notifications

    This will open the flags page directly with the relevant setting.

  2. The option is disabled out of the box in my browser. Select the option Enabled from the drop-down list next to the feature description.Google Chrome Enable Native Notifications
  3. Restart Google Chrome by closing it manually or you can also use the Relaunch button which will appear at the very bottom of the page.Google Chrome Relaunch Button
  4. The feature is now enabled.

The native notifications feature requires Windows 10 Anniversary Update and above. On older Windows 10 versions the browser will continue to use the classic notification style.

With native notifications in Chrome, you can change notification settings the same way you change them for Store apps. It is possible to limit the number of notifications to display, change their priority or quickly disable them by enabling Focus Assist (formerly Quiet Hours). Also, they will appear in Action Center, where you can manage them. They look consistent with the operating system's appearance.

To disable native Windows 10 Notifications in Google Chrome, do the following.

  1. Open the Google Chrome browser and type the following text in the address bar:
    chrome://flags/#enable-native-notifications
  2. Set the Enable Native Notifications flag to "Disabled".
  3. Restart the browser.

That's it.

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