How to Disable Annoying Notifications on Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and More

MakeUseOf | 2/14/2018 | Abhishek Kurve
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Browser notifications let websites announce important updates. Websites send notifications to alert you to new emails, blog posts, or special offers. These notifications are genuinely useful in some cases like Gmail where it can notify you of a new email.

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But sadly, most websites these days have “abused” this feature to the point where you get bombarded with notifications. Notifications can interrupt your browsing experience and distract your focus thus they quickly turn into an annoyance.

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You can deny permission when a website requests you to send notifications. You would just have to do it for every website. So, wouldn’t it be great if you could stop websites from sending you notifications altogether?

Here’s how you can do just that.

Notifications - Chrome - Instructions

To disable website notifications on Chrome, follow the instructions below.

Click the three-dot menu button on the right and click Settings.

Scroll - Bottom - Click - Advanced

Scroll to the bottom and click Advanced.

Find and click on Content Settings.

Click - Notifications

Click Notifications.

Toggle Ask before sending to the left and disable it.

Blocked - Notifications - Websites - Default

It should now display Blocked, indicating that notifications from all the websites will be blocked by default.

Note that the websites that you’ve authorized to send notifications earlier can still send you notifications. If you want to block notifications from those websites, here’s how you can do it.

Scroll - Allow - Section

Scroll down to the Allow section.

Tap the menu button next to the website you want to disallow notifications from.


Select Remove.

The website will no longer be able to send you notifications.

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