Chrome started supporting push notifications back in 2015. Now, two years along, it seems like every single website wants to ask for the opportunity to notify you when something new is posted. Most of know just to click “block” and move on with our browsing. But is every single website asking to send notifications really necessary? If you add up all the time you spend denying notifications from websites you could have enough saved seconds in your life to pour a glass of water… Okay, so stopping push notifications won’t change your life. Still, they’re unnecessary and annoying. I’m going to teach you how to get Chrome to stop asking if a website can send you notifications.
- Click “Settings” then “Advanced” and then “Content Settings” and, finally “Notifications.” Alternatively you could also just copy and paste this into your search bar: chrome://settings/content/notifications
- There will be an option that says “Ask before sending (recommended).” Toggle the slider beside it and it should say “Blocked.”
It’s that easy! You just stopped websites in Chrome from asking if they can send push notifications every single time you visit a new website that you may never visit again. But what about those out there who already allowed notifications? What if you’re tired of getting a Facebook notification on your desktop every time someone posts a broken lawnmower for sale in a buy and sell group you happen to be a part of? Luckily, there is still hope even if you have a weak moment and allowed a website to send push notifications. Here’s how to stop notifications that you once allowed:
- This is the same as step 1 above… Click “Settings” then “Advanced” and then “Content Settings” and, finally “Notifications.” Alternatively you could also just copy and paste this into your search bar: chrome://settings/content/notifications
- Go into the “Allow” section and find the site you want to stop from sending further notifications.
- Click the stacked 3 dots to the right of the website that is sending push notifications.
- Click “Remove.” This will take them off the list of websites allowed to send push notifications.
Again, super easy to do but a huge weight off your shoulders if you were getting sick of Chrome push notifications. Now you can go back to much more carefree lifestyle of finding out about Facebook updates the good old fashioned way… Through push notifications on your smartphone and tablet.