Many websites introduced push notifications — a feature that designed to increase engagement. It can be useful and informative, yet most of the time, it just created another list of notifications junk.
To prevent that, you can block those notification requests on the browser level. Some major browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox allows you to turn off notifications.
Here’ is the guide!
How to stop websites from asking to show notifications on Chrome
1. Run Google Chrome on a desktop computer, click the three-vertical dots icon on the upper-right corner of the window, then select Settings.
2. Scroll down the Settings page until you reach the bottom, click Advanced.
3. Scroll down again and find Content settings.
4. Now, go to Notifications selection.
5. You will see that the notifications request is set to be “always ask” while to deactivate it simply by toggle the setting to “Blocked” (see the following images).
TIP: You can access the Notifications settings page by the following address:
No need to relaunch the browser, Chrome will apply new setting immediately. You will never see a notifications request any more from visiting a new website. However, you may still able to allow the specific website to show notifications even though it blocked by the new setting.
In order to allow a certain website, simply by clicking the “Site Information” which located on the left side of URL website you’ve visited. From there, you can change notifications settings from “Block” to “Allow”.
In addition, the settings also applied to other devices that your account synced in, except for Google Chrome for mobile since it doesn’t allow notification request on that platform.
How to stop websites from asking to show notifications on Firefox
1. Run the Mozilla Firefox on desktop PC, click the three-horizontal lines icon and select Options.
2. On the left sidebar, click the Privacy & Security selection.
3. Scroll down until you found the Permissions section. Click Settings… on the Notifications row.
4. You will see a pop-up box, check the Block new requests asking to allow notifications and then Save Changes.
Like Google Chrome, the Firefox users still able to allow notifications on certain websites despite the settings prevent it to ask. Simply by right-click on the website page and select “View Page Info”. Next, go to Permissions tab and remove the checkbox of “Use Default”. Finally, click “Allow” for giving a website access to show notifications on the desktop.
Both Chrome and Firefox come with an ability called “Web Push Notifications”. As the developer explained, is designed for users to receives relevant updates from sites they love and re-engage them.
Moreover, some browsers like Microsoft Edge and Opera do not render the Web Push Notifications. That might be great for people who don’t want to be annoyed by less meaningful notifications.