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Turn notifications on or off

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

How notifications work

By default, Chrome alerts you whenever a website, app, or extension 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

Windows and Mac

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Settings.
  3. At the bottom, click Advanced.
  4. Under "Privacy and security," click Content settings.
  5. Click Notifications
  6. Choose to block or allow notifications:
    • Block all: Turn off Ask before sending.
    • Block a site: Next to "Block," click Add. Enter the site and click Add.
    • Allow a site: Next to "Allow," click Add. Enter the site and click Add.

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

Chromebook

  1. Click your account photo.
  2. Click Settings Settings.
  3. At the bottom, click Advanced.
  4. In the "Privacy and security" section, click Content settings.
  5. Click Notifications.
  6. 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.

Turn off notifications from some sites

  1. Next to the clock, click Notifications Notifications.
  2. In the window that appears, click Settings Settings.
  3. Uncheck the box next to the app, extension, or website from which you don't want to get notifications.

Clear all notifications

Chromebook

To hide a notification, go to the upper right corner and click Remove Remove.

To hide all notifications:

  1. In the lower right corner of your screen, click the notifications area, next to the clock. If you haven't gotten a notification or card recently, you'll see No notifications No notifications.
  2. Click Clear all Clear all or Dismiss notifications.

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