As you may already know, certain websites you browse with Google Chrome can show notifications on your Desktop. By default, the browser asks you if a site is allowed to show notifications or not. If you find this behavior annoying, you can disable notification permission requests for all web sites at once.
Many modern web sites come with an option to send a notification when a new content becomes available. Blogs notify users about new posts, YouTube shows notifications about recommended videos.
Many users find these notifications very annoying. Every second web site is asking for permission to send you notifications, which is hell for a user who find no use for such popups. There are plenty of users who consider web notifications redundant and disturbing.
Thankfully, it is easy to disable them. Let's see how it can be done.
To disable notification requests for all sites in Google Chrome, do the following.
- Open the Google Chrome browser.
- Click on the three dots menu button (the last button on the right in the toolbar).
- The main menu will appear. Click on Settings.
- In Settings, click on Advanced at the bottom.
- Go to the Privacy and security > Content settings option.
- Click on Notifications.
- Turn off the Ask before sending switch.
You are done! From now, all notification requests will be silently rejected for all web sites.
In the list below the Ask before sending switch, you can allow or block web notifications for certain sites. By removing all web sites from the Allow list you'll get rid of all notifications if the switch Ask before sending is turned off.
Sites added to the Allow list will continue to show notifications.
You can click on the More button to the right of the site name, and choose Allow, Block, Edit or Remove. If you remove a web site from the list, this will reset notification permissions for it. Depending on the settings you applied using the instructions above, you might be prompted to allow notifications next time you visit it, or the request will be silently rejected.
Tip: You can type
chrome://settings/content/notifications into the address bar to open the Notifications page directly in Google Chrome.
Do you find web notifications useful or you prefer to keep them disabled? Share your preferences in the comments.
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