Are you annoyed by the notifications popping up on your Chrome browser?
App notifications can be a nuisance sometimes. I felt the same when suddenly, one day, Chrome began to show breaking news with small popup notifications at the right of my screen. I must have allowed notifications on one of the news sites. This post is about how I turned off notifications on my Chrome browser on Windows 10.
Here are the easy-to-follow steps to turn off notifications on Chrome in Windows 10
Google Chrome allows a user to enable or disable app notifications at will. To turn off notifications on Chrome, open the browser and click on the three dots at the top right of the screen. Here, you will see a list of options, select Settings.
Once you are in, you will see a window similar to the one in the image below. On the left side, hover to the option Advanced and click on the down arrow.
In the dropdown menu, click on the first option Privacy and Security. You will see a list of settings on the right side of the screen.
As indicated by the red rectangle box in the image below, click on Site Settings. This is where you get to permit the website you visit the right to read information like Cookies, Cache, video, image, text, etc.
Since we are interested in managing the popup notifications, click on Notifications as indicated in the image below.
The notifications window is where you can allow and block URLs of your choice. At the top of the screen, you will see a search box where you can enter the URL(of which you wish to turn notifications off) or simply type a few characters from the domain name.
Secondly, you will see a radio button labeled Ask before sending(recommended), do not change the default selection. Let it remain on. You want the sites you visit to ask you for your permission to send notifications.
Every time you visit a site that wishes to send notifications to its visitors, you will get a popup at the top-right side of the browser window asking you for permission. Make sure you deny permission if do not wish to receive notifications.
Next, blow there are two lists: Block and Allow. URLs that you denied permission to notify you to populate in the block list. And vice-versa. If you wish to turn off notifications for a particular site, you can either type it’s domain name in the search box above or searches it manually in the allow-list. Once you find it, click on the three dots and remove the URL from the allow-list.
Finally, if you wish to edit the URL, select the Edit option by clicking on the three dots. Here, you get to modify the URL and save it back to the respective list.
This is how I blocked notifications for the annoying news website. Unfortunately, there is no option to block notifications from all the websites you visit. Also, you cannot dodge clicking on the allow and deny permissions popup as when you visit a website for the first time. I hope the developers at Chrome come up with a fix soon.