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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. On your Android device, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. Tap More More and then Settings.
  3. Tap Site Settings and then Notifications.
  4. Use the blue slider at the top of the screen to turn this feature to Ask first or Blocked.
    • 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.

Turn off notifications from some sites

  1. On your Android device, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. Go to the website you don’t want to receive notifications from.
  3. To the left of the web address, tap Lock Lock.
  4. Next to "Notifications," tap the Down arrow Down Arrow. Choose Allow or Block.
    • If you don’t see the setting here, this website can’t send you notifications.
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 Show advanced settings.
  4. Under "Privacy," click Content settings.
  5. Under "Notifications," 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 and then 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

  1. Click the notifications area, next to the clock.
    If you see the notifications bell No notifications, it means you haven't had a notification or card appear recently.
  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 the X.

To hide all notifications:

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

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