Some websites, apps, and extensions, such as Google Calendar, can show notifications on your computer desktop. Google Chrome alerts you by default whenever a site wants permission to automatically show notifications.

Turn notifications on or off

  1. Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. In the "Privacy" section, click Content settings.
  5. In the dialog that appears, scroll down to the "Notifications" section. Select your default permission for future notification requests:
    • Allow all sites to show desktop notifications:Select this option to let all sites automatically show you notifications.
    • Ask when a site wants to show desktop notifications: Select this option if you want Google Chrome to alert you whenever a site wants to show you notifications.
    • Do not allow any site to show desktop notifications: Select this option to automatically deny sites from showing you notifications.

    Click Manage exceptions to remove previously-granted permissions for specific sites.

When you receive a notification, you'll see a message appear in the lower right corner of your computer screen and an icon appear in the notification area (also called the system tray) on Windows and the menu bar on Mac. Click on the icon to open the Chrome Notification Center to see older notifications that you have not dismissed.

Windows only: The notification area is a temporary source for notifications, so the Chrome Notification Center may be hidden. If you don’t see your Chrome notifications expand the notification area to see hidden notifications.