Over the past several years, an increasing number of websites have started asking visitors to enable web browser notifications. Essentially, this allows them to update you when they have something interesting to share. While receiving these notifications from the few sites you most care about may be nice, it can also be a pain. What’s most annoying is constantly receiving these disruptive requests when you are in the middle of reading a web page. Here’s how you can disable future notification requests from websites in Google Chrome.
There are two ways to block notifications in the Google Chrome browser.
The first is to individually block each website that asks you to accept notifications. This can be accomplished by just pressing the “Block” button once, as you can see below.
This is a fine option, but not likely the one you came here to find. If you want to stop receiving these notification requests permanently from all sites, follow these instructions:
- Start by opening your Google Chrome browser.
- Click the 3 dots menu on the top right-hand side of the browser.
- Click on Settings > Privacy and Security > Site Settings > Notifications.
- As a shortcut, you can simply paste the address chrome:/settings/content/notifications into your browser’s URL bar.
If you select “Don’t allow sites to send notifications,” it will turn off all future notifications. As an alternative, you can select the option “Use quieter messaging,” which would only prevent the notifications from appearing when you are in the middle of engaging in a task within the browser.
If you accidentally enabled notifications for a specific website, navigate to this same location to disable them. Simply scroll down, choose a website, and click on the three dots menu that appears on the page’s right side.
If you want to complete this same task on your mobile phone the process is slightly different.
- Open your Google Chrome mobile app
- Navigate to Settings > Notifications
- Switch off each site you want to block
- If you wish to disable all future notifications, select All Sites Notifications
This makes sure you won’t receive notifications, though you might still see the requests. We hope you find this quick tip handy so you can be more productive. Let us know in the comments if you run into any trouble.