Turn notifications on or off

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

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

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.

Chromebook
  1. Click the status area, where your account picture appears.
  2. Click Settings > Show advanced settings.
  3. In the "Privacy" section, click Content settings.
  4. In the box that appears, scroll down 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.

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.
Chromebook
  1. In the lower right corner of your screen, click the number icon (example: ). If you don't see this icon, it means you haven't had a notification or Google Now card appear recently.
  2. In the lower right corner of the window that appears, click the settings icon Settings.
  3. Uncheck the box next to the app, extension, or website from which you don't want to get notifications.

Hide the notification icon

Chromebook

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

To hide all notifications:

  1. In the lower right corner of your screen, click the numbered icon (example: ). If you don't see this icon, it means you haven't had a notification or Google Now card appear recently.
  2. Click the "Clear all" icon Clear all.

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