Chrome browser notifications Enable and disable | ENBLE

Chrome browser notifications Enable and disable | ENBLE

How to Enable and Disable Notifications in Chrome

Do you ever find yourself bombarded with notifications on your computer screen from random sites or various apps? Do they feel invasive and unwanted, or do you want to make greater use of them? Either way, we’ve got the guide you need to help you enable or disable notifications in Chrome.

Dealing with Chrome’s Pushy Notifications

So, what exactly are these Chrome notifications? You’ll know them when you see them because they pop up in the corner of your computer screen, usually accompanied by an alert noise. These notifications can quickly become annoying, which is why many users want a way to get rid of them or at least control what issues the notifications, which can sometimes be random.

Now, let’s take a closer look at how these notifications come to be. When you open something new on Chrome, such as a webpage, an extension, or even just click on a fun-looking website button, if what you open is compatible with Chrome notifications, it can push updates to the corner of your screen at any time. It typically asks for permission before turning part of your computer into its personal social media page, but you might not notice the permission window or inadvertently click “OK” without realizing it.

These notifications also work with several Google services, including certain Gmail features and other tools you may use. The result is the same – little windows appearing intermittently. But fear not, because we have the solution to make those notifications stop or enable them only for specific features you want updates for.

Shutting Down or Turning On All Website Notifications in Chrome

If you want to turn off or on all website notifications on Chrome, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Step 1: Open Chrome and select the Chrome Menu icon in the upper-right corner, which looks like three vertical dots.
  2. Step 2: Go to Settings > Privacy and security > Site settings, then navigate to and select Notifications. Chrome privacy and security settings on windows 11
  3. Step 3: You’ll have three main options:
    • Sites can ask to send notifications
    • Use quieter messaging
    • Don’t allow sites to send notifications To turn off all notifications, select the “Don’t allow sites to send notifications” option. Turning off all notifications on Google Chrome on Windows 11
  4. Step 4: If you’re using a Chromebook, you can skip opening the browser. Instead, go to the status area in ChromeOS where your account icon is located.
  5. Step 5: Select the bell-shaped Notification icon next to the clock. Any notifications you have waiting will pop up, or you’ll see a message saying “No Notifications.”
  6. Step 6: From the pop-up window, select the gear-shaped Settings icon. Locate an app or notification in the list and deselect the box next to it. If updates are required for an extension or app, the entry will remain, but the box will be unchecked. User permission is required the first time the new version of the program loads.

Managing Settings for Individual Website Notifications in Chrome

If you want to manage notifications for specific websites, follow these steps:

  1. Step 1: Open Chrome and go to Settings > Privacy and security > Site settings > Notifications.
  2. On the Notifications screen, select the three dots icon next to a listed website’s entry to change the options for that particular site. The options will vary depending on whether the site is listed under “Not allowed to send notifications” or “Allowed to send notifications.”
    • For sites under “Not allowed to send notifications,” you can choose to Allow, Edit, or Remove.
    • For sites under “Allowed to send notifications,” you can either Block, Edit, or Remove. Customizing notification settings for particular sites on Google Chrome
  3. Step 2: To add a new website to either section, select the respective Add button on the right side of the page and enter the web address in the text box.

Changing Settings for a Specific Site in Chrome

When you want to allow or block permissions for specific sites, and even remove data for a site for a fresh start, follow these steps:

  1. Step 1: Open Chrome and go to the website you want to modify the settings for. Look for the icon to the left of the web address bar, which can be a Lock, Info, or Dangerous symbol. Selecting the Lock icon to access Site settings for a particular website on Chrome
  2. Step 2: Select Site settings to edit the website’s permission settings. Any changes you make on the Settings screen for that website will be automatically saved. However, you’ll need to reload the webpage for the new settings to take effect.

Turning Specific Notifications Off and On in Chrome

Not all notifications are bad. In fact, you may want to receive notifications from your favorite websites and services. To enable or disable specific notifications, follow these steps:

  1. Step 1: This method works on any Android device using Chrome. Look for the Lock icon beside the address bar on any website and select it. From the pop-up menu, choose Permissions > Notifications. On the next screen, you can toggle the “Show notifications” setting.
  2. Step 2: Chromebook devices display all alerts and notifications on the bottom right-hand corner of their screens, making it easy to choose which notifications you want to mute or activate. Select the gear-shaped Settings icon to open a list of apps, extensions, and websites using notification alerts. From there, you can easily deselect any notifications you don’t want to see in the future.

With these steps in mind, you can now take control of the notifications in your Chrome browser. Whether you want to turn them off completely, manage them for specific websites, or fine-tune them for your preferences, the power is in your hands. Enjoy a more peaceful and personalized browsing experience with Chrome!