How To Turn Off Chrome Browser Notifications

Chrome browser notifications can be useful for getting updates, reminders, or alerts from websites and web apps. However, sometimes these notifications can become annoying or overwhelming. Fortunately, Chrome provides easy ways to turn off or adjust notification settings.

Why You Might Want to Turn Off Notifications

There are a few common reasons why you may want to turn off Chrome’s notifications:

  • Too many notifications – If you are getting a lot of notifications from multiple sites, it can be disruptive and annoying. Disabling them helps avoid distraction.
  • Irrelevant notifications – Many sites send notifications even if you don’t interact with them often. These irrelevant notifications clutter your desktop.
  • Security/privacy concerns – Notifications give websites some access to send messages directly to your desktop. You may want to limit this access.
  • Battery drain – Getting a bunch of notifications can use more system resources and battery on laptops or mobile devices.

How to Turn Off Chrome Browser Notifications

Turning off Chrome notifications is easy to do through the browser settings:

On Desktop

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Click the three vertical dots in the top right to open the menu
  3. Select Settings
  4. Click Privacy and Security
  5. Click Site Settings
  6. Scroll down and click Notifications
  7. Toggle the setting to Don’t Allow Sites to Send Notifications

This will completely disable website notifications across Chrome.

On Android

  1. Open the Chrome app
  2. Tap the three vertical dots in the top right
  3. Select Settings
  4. Tap Site Settings
  5. Tap Notifications
  6. Toggle Sites can ask to send notifications to the off position

On iPhone/iPad

  1. Open the Chrome app
  2. Tap the three dots in the bottom right
  3. Scroll down and select Settings
  4. Tap Site Settings
  5. Tap Notifications
  6. Toggle Allow Notifications to the off position

Customize Notification Settings

If you don’t want to fully disable notifications, Chrome provides more advanced options to customize notifications per site:

  • Allow/block notifications per site
  • Use “quieter messaging” to disable notification pop-ups
  • Clear notification permissions for abusive sites
  • Set notifications as “allowed” or “blocked” by default

These settings can all be adjusted under Site Settings > Notifications in Chrome.

Other Browsers

Most major browsers including Firefox, Safari, Edge, and Opera have similar notification controls in their settings or site permissions. Refer to your browser’s help documentation to find where to adjust notification preferences.


  • Chrome notifications can be useful but also annoying if uncontrolled
  • Easily turn off notifications in Chrome’s Site Settings or default permission
  • Further customize notifications per site or use quieter messaging
  • Adjust notifications similarly in Firefox, Safari, Edge, and other browsers

Controlling browser notifications helps avoid distractions and gives you more privacy. Adjust Chrome’s notification settings to suit your preferences.