Google Chrome makes requests for push notifications less prominent

Google browser Chrome will no longer bother users with requests to allow push notifications. If users wish, Chrome will block the request and only show an icon in the address bar that the notification option is present on the site.

On desktops, the browser puts an icon and short explanation in the address bar; for smartphones, a bar appears at the bottom, saying that Chrome has blocked a notification request.

The silent notification appears on sites where Google knows that few users enable notifications, and Google shows users who rarely allow notifications the silent notifications. Otherwise, users will continue to see the pop-up.

The reason for the change is that many sites show the notification request at the first visit.

Most users often only stay on the site for a few seconds and therefore don’t know at all if notifications from that site will be useful. Moreover, those requests often interrupt what users were doing on the site. There are also sites that abuse push notifications, for example, for advertisements.

Google will introduce the interface later this year in Chrome 80. It should be released in a stable version next month. Google asks developers to check if their site works appropriately with the silent requests. Chrome is not the only browser that makes requests for push notifications less prominent.

How to enable quieter messaging (push notifications)

In the Google Chrome address bar type or copy-paste: chrome://flags/#quiet-notification-prompts

Switch the Quieter notification permission prompts to enabled and restart Google Chrome.

Quieter notification permission prompts

Goto Google Chrome settings from the menu.

In the settings open site settings > notifications and enable the switch for Use quieter messaging (blocks notification prompts from interrupting you)

Use quieter messaging (blocks notification prompts from interrupting you)

This is how it looks when Use quieter messaging (blocks notification prompts from interrupting you) is enabled in Google Chrome.

notifications blocked google chrome

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