Use notifications to get alerts

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

If you get pop-ups or ads, learn how to block or allow pop-ups.

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.

When you browse sites with intrusive or misleading notifications, Chrome automatically blocks notifications and recommends you continue to block these notifications.

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

Change your default notifications settings

  1. On your computer, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More and then Settings.
  3. Click Privacy and security and then Site Settings and then Notifications.
  4. Select the option you want as your default setting.
    • Block a site:
      1. Next to "Not allowed to send notifications," click Add.
      2. Enter the site's web address.
      3. Click Add.
    • Allow a site:
      1. Next to "Allowed to send notifications," click Add.
      2. Enter the site's web address.
      3. Click Add.
    • Allow quieter notification prompts (blocks notification prompts from interrupting you):
      1. Allow sites to ask to send notifications.
      2. Click Use quieter messaging (blocks notification prompts from interrupting you). You won't get notifications after you ignore multiple notifications from a site, or if other users typically don't allow notifications from a site.
Important: If you allowed notifications for a site that Chrome marked as abusive or misleading, Chrome may block those notifications and require the site to request your permission to send a push notification. You can change the setting to allow notifications.
Fix issues with notifications
If you want to receive notifications from a site but aren’t getting them:
  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. Go to the site you want to get notifications from.
  3. Select View site information Lock.
  4. Next to Notifications, select Allow from the drop down menu.
Block pop-ups from a site
If you receive notifications from a site but don't want them:
  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Settings.
  3. Click Privacy and security and then Site Settings and then Pop-ups and redirects.
  4. Under "Allowed to send pop-ups and use redirects," find the site.
  5. To the right of the site, click More More and then Block.
If the site isn't listed, next to "Block," click Add. Enter the site's web address, and then click Add. To capture all pop-ups across the site, use the pattern [*.]

Turn off notifications on your Chromebook

Next to the clock, click the notification. It can look like an app or extension icon with a number next to it.

  • Dismiss a notification: Click Remove .
  • Dismiss all notifications: Click Clear all .
  • Stop future notifications: Click Settings . To the left of the site, app, or extension, uncheck the box.

If you haven't gotten a notification recently, you'll see No notifications .

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