Tired of Chrome telling you things? Here’s how to disable your notifications in Windows.
Although Google Chrome notifications keep you up to date on the latest news, emails, messages and more, irrelevant notifications from websites can get annoying very quickly.
Fortunately, it’s quite easy to disable Google Chrome notifications on Windows. You can block Chrome notifications for some specific websites or turn them off completely. In this post, we will show you how to do both.
How to disable Google Chrome notifications from Windows settings
The Windows Settings app allows you to enable or disable notifications for each of your apps separately. If you don’t want to receive any notification from Google Chrome, you can disable its notification permission in Windows. This is how you can do it.
- Open the Start menu and click the gear icon or use the win + me keyboard shortcut to launch the Settings app.
- navigate to System > Notifications.
- Scroll down to the Notifications from apps and other senders section.
- To locate Google Chrome in the list of apps and disable the switch next to it.
Alternatively, you can change the way Chrome notifications appear on your Windows PC. You can disable notification banners, mute the alert sound, or prevent them from appearing on the lock screen. For more on that, check out our guide on how to customize notifications in Windows.
How to turn off notifications in Google Chrome
You can also enable or disable Google Chrome notifications from its settings menu. Here are the steps for the same.
- Open Google Chrome using the search menu.
- Click on the three dot menu icon in the upper right corner and select Settings of the list.
- Select the Privacy & Security left sidebar tab.
- select site settings from the right pane.
- Scroll down to the permissions section and click notifications.
- Low Default behaviorselect Do not allow sites to send notifications to disable Chrome notifications.
How to turn off notifications for specific sites in Google Chrome
Not all notifications are useless. If you don’t want to disable Google Chrome notifications entirely, you can disable them for specific websites. To do so, open Google Chrome and navigate to the website for which you want to disable notifications. Click on the lock icon to the left of the website URL at the top. Then turn off the switch next to notifications.
The method described above is ideal if you only want to disable notifications for one or two websites. However, if you want to turn off Chrome notifications for various websites, you can visit the notifications section in Chrome’s settings. These are the steps you need to follow.
- Open Google Chrome on your PC.
- Click on the menu icon in the upper right corner to open Settings.
- navigate to Privacy and security > Site settings > Notifications.
- Click on the Add button next to Not allowed to send notifications.
- Enter the URL of the website for which you want to disable notifications and click Add.
Once you complete the steps above, the website will appear under the Not allowed to send notifications section.
If you previously enabled notifications for any site, you’ll find them under the Allowed to send notifications section. To disable notifications from those websites, click the three dot menu icon next to the website URL and select Block.
Disable Google Chrome notifications on Windows
Although Google Chrome notifications are supposed to be useful, a sea of website notifications can be irritating. As we just saw, you have several options to disable Chrome notifications in Windows.
Just like Google Chrome, other apps on your Windows computer can also annoy you with constant notifications. If you don’t want to be bothered by those notifications, you can use Focus Assist in Windows to mute them.