Web browsers like Google Chrome allow websites to send you notifications directly to your browser’s interface when you’re connected. Sometimes it can be annoying. For instance, you accepted notifications from one ecommerce site and every time you get connected, this site will bombard you with their notifications.
Luckily, there is a way to turn off these annoying web notifications in the Google Chrome browser.
Note that some notifications are useful. Like your email, if you’re logged in, you automatically get the notification instead of you going to check whether you have a message or not. You could turn on Facebook or Twitter notifications too, but those could disturb so it’s all up to you.
Now, let’s delve into the steps of turning off web notifications in the Google Chrome browser.
Turn off web notifications in Google Chrome
The process is similar on Windows, Mac, and Android devices but may have a little different interface depending on your platform.
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1. Open up your Google Chrome browser on the device that you’re getting the notifications from.
2. Hit the three vertical dots at the top right hand corner to open up Google Chrome’s main menu.
3. Select “Settings” from options.
4. When the page opens, scroll to the very bottom. You’ll see an inverted triangle labelled “Advanced”. This will open more Settings options for the browser.
5. Now under the “Privacy and security” section, you’ll see a sub-section labelled “Content settings”. Hit on the Content settings.
6. Under Content settings, you’ll find what we are looking for — the notification settings.
7. Click on “Notifications”
8. The next page will list all the websites you’ve previously visited. Here, you can turn all the websites’ notifications off by using the toggle at the top. Alternatively, you can turn some sites’ notifications off and leave the rest.
9. To turn a site’s notifications off, click the three dots against it and choose remove.
10. Scrolling down to the bottom of the page, there is another list of sites. The same process as the top one. Hit the three dots against the site’s name and Block, Edit or Remove!
Now, this is what the terms there mean. “Block” means you won’t be asked to activate notifications the next time you visit the site. “Edit” allows you to change the name of the website (which is not needed here. Do not try it if you don’t know what you’re doing.)
Lastly, the “Remove” option lets you stop notifications, but, it is not permanent. You may be asked if you want them again the next time you visit the site.