Turn notifications on or off

You can set up Chrome to get notifications from websites, apps, and extensions on your computer, like meeting reminders.

How notifications work

By default, Chrome alerts you whenever a website wants to send you notifications. You can change this setting at any time.

If you’re browsing in incognito mode, you won’t get notifications.

Allow or block notifications from all sites

Android
  1. Touch Chrome menu > Settings > Site Settings > Notifications.
  2. Choose permissions:
    • Ask first: You’ll receive an alert from Chrome whenever a site wants to show you notifications. This is the default setting.
    • Blocked: You won’t see any notifications from websites.
Windows and Mac
  1. Open Chrome.
  2. In the upper right corner of the browser window, click the Chrome menu Chrome menu.
  3. Click Settings > Show advanced settings.
  4. In the "Privacy" section, click Content settings.
  5. In the dialog that appears, go to "Notifications" and choose one of the following:
    • Allow all sites to show notifications: You’ll automatically see notifications from all websites.
    • Ask when a site wants to show notifications: You’ll get an alert from Chrome whenever a site wants to show you notifications. This is the default setting.
    • Do not allow any site to show notifications: You won’t see any notifications from websites.

You can also block any sites, apps, and extensions that already have permission to send you notifications. Just click Manage exceptions.

Expand the notification area on Windows

If you’re using Windows, you might not see the notification icon . To see notifications:

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Go to the bottom right corner of your screen and click the up arrow.
  3. Click the notification icon .

Turn off notifications from some sites

Android
  1. Open Chrome and go to the website you don’t want to receive notifications from.
  2. In the upper left side of the address bar, touch the lock Lock.
  3. From the the drop down menu for Notifications, choose Allow or Block.
  4. If you don’t see the setting here, this website can’t send you notifications.
Windows
  1. In the bottom right corner of your screen, click the up arrow.
  2. Click the notification icon .
  3. Click the gear icon .
  4. Uncheck any website, extension, or app you don’t want notifications from.
Mac
  1. At the top of your screen in the menu bar, click the notification icon .
  2. Click the gear icon .
  3. Uncheck any website, extension or app you don’t want to receive notifications from.

Hide the notification icon

Windows

When you have a new notification, you’ll see the notifications icon . To close all notifications, in the upper right corner of each one, click X.

Windows 7 and 8

You can also hide the notification icon in the overflow area of your system tray:

  1. In the bottom right corner of your screen in the taskbar, click the up arrow.
  2. Click Customize.
  3. In the dropdown box for Google Chrome, choose Hide icon and notifications.

Windows Vista

Learn how to hide the notification icon using the Windows Vista Help Center.

Mac
  1. Go to the top menu bar and click Chrome.
  2. Click Hide notifications icon.

To unhide the icon, click Hide notifications icon.

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