Show Notifications Popup Blocking
If you use Google Chrome, like about 65% of us do as of 2021, it’s probably partly due to the great experience and wide range of customization options. With a bit of effort, the right settings, and a few carefully chosen Chrome extensions you can make browsing the internet exactly the experience you want it to be.
Let’s dig into one of those settings that will help to cut down on an annoying aspect some websites have started to try and shove onto us: browser notifications! Why would anyone browsing a random website want it to send you notifications?
There’s only 1 website I have allowed notifications for and that’s my email. Every other website gets a strong Block to the question “Show Notifications?” I finally grew tired of hitting Block on this Chrome popup on website after website and went digging for a way to always block website notifications by default.
You’ll notice here at Tech Stumped we will never try to show you notifications. We respect your peace and quiet more than that.
Okay, let’s get into it and solve this problem once and for all.
How to block websites from Showing Notifications on Chrome by default.
The first thing to do is to log into your Google Chrome browser. Usually if you’re logged into any google application (gmail, drive, youtube, chat, etc) then your whole browser will be logged in. You can check from the top right corner of Chrome and see if it has your account name / picture.
The shortcut to the correct setting is to put this in your Chrome address bar and hit enter:
Here’s what it looks like:
If you’ve gone the shortcut route, then skip ahead to Step 6!
If you want to understand where the settings are then: Hit the 3 dots icon in the top right of Chrome, right beside your account icon/ name. This is the ‘Customize and Control Google Chrome’ menu. From that dropdown menu to to ‘Settings’ near the bottom of the list.
From this settings page – on the left hand side menu click on ‘Privacy and Security’
From the new menu that shows up under Privacy and Security, select ‘Site Settings’.
On the Site Settings page go down to the Permissions section and click on ‘Notifications’. You might have to scroll down the page to find it.
To stop Google Chrome from showing you the annoying ‘Show Notifications’ popup question that a lot of websites try to use, simply change the top toggle option on this page.
Turn off “Sites can ask to send notifications”
That’s it, now you wont get those popups that a site wants to show you notifications ever again!
Bask in your new found peace and quiet.
How to allow a website to Show Notifications
Just in case you decide a certain website really needs to show you notifications, here is how to add it to the allowed list.
From the same notifications settings page we just finished on, you can scroll down and there’s an “Allow” list. Click the ‘Add’ button.
Then just input the websites URL to the popup box.
For example I only have Gmail on this list, which I entered by adding: https://mail.google.com
That’s all! If you have any questions please leave them in the comments below.
I hope this helped you solve the annoying Google Chrome Show Notifications popup problem.