Many websites use push notifications to send updates directly to your PC or smartphone. This allows you to never miss a new event or a comment on your post even when you are not active on the website. However, if you allow multiple websites to send notifications, it can easily get out of hand and start to become annoying. This is worse with Chrome as it has a bad habit of running in the background, so even when Chrome is closed, it will still show notifications.
If you are having a hard time dealing with Chrome notifications on the desktop or even on Android, then we are here to help you take control of Chrome notifications. Let’s see how you can get rid of annoying Chrome notifications on your PC and your Android phone.
Disable Chrome Notifications on Desktop
You can easily disable Chrome notifications on your PC (Windows/Mac OS X) right from Chrome’s settings. Click on the main menu of Chrome (three horizontal bars) and select “Settings.” Now scroll down and click on “Show advanced settings.”
Click on “Content settings” under “Privacy” and scroll down to the “Notifications” section. If you would like to completely disable notifications from all websites, select the option “Do not allow any site to show notifications.” This will disable all notifications and won’t allow any website to send notifications to you even in the future.
If there are any particular notifications that are bugging you, then you can also individually disable them instead of disabling all the notifications. Click on the “Manage exceptions” button under the “Notifications” heading, and you will see all the websites that are currently allowed to send notifications. To disable annoying notifications from a particular website, click on the “Allow” button next to the name and choose “Block” from the drop-down menu. On the other hand, if you just want notifications from a particular website, then you can also select “Do not allow any site to show notifications” to disable all the notifications, and in “Manage exceptions” select “Allow” for your favorite websites.
Disable Chrome Notifications on Android
To disable Chrome notifications on Android, tap on the main menu on the top-right corner of the screen and select “Settings.” Now scroll down and tap on “Site settings,” and then tap on Notifications. Here you will see all the websites that are allowed to send notifications to you. To completely disable notifications, tap on the slider at the top-right corner of the screen, and you will not receive notifications from any website.
If you would like to block notifications for certain websites, then just tap on the website name and select “Block” on the next page.
Just follow the above instructions to free yourself from all types of annoying Chrome notifications. It is not recommended to disable all the notifications, as in the future you may need to receive important notifications from a particular website, but you will not even get a prompt to allow notifications. It’s best to never allow an annoying website to send push notifications to you and only allow the important ones. For example, I disabled Facebook notifications but enabled notifications for Quip and Hipchat to stay in touch with fellow editors.