Browser notifications keep users abreast with the latest updates of their favorite websites. The new blog posts or special offers alert sent by these websites are genuinely beneficial for users until these start overflowing and disturbing your browsing experience. It’s obvious you wouldn’t want that. Smile, because you won’t have to! By denying permissions to a website when it asks you for sending notifications, you can keep these prompts away. However, if you’ve already allowed some sites for notifications, you might be wondering how you can undo that. Let us be a help, then! Read the post to learn how you can block browser notifications once and for all.
Block Browser Notifications on Google Chrome (Desktop)
In order to turn the website notifications on Google Chrome, do as follows:
- Launch Chrome and click the three dot icon in the right corner
- Click Settings on the menu that appears
- Navigate to the bottom to select Advanced
- Locate and click Content Settings
- Click Notifications
- Click the button next to Ask before sending to toggle it off
- Now, when it displays “Blocked”, you can be sure you won’t be troubled by any annoying notifications from now on
However, the sites that you have allowed to send notifications earlier will still be able to do so. If you want to disable notifications from those sites, you can easily do it. Read on!
- On the Notifications options page, navigate to the Allow section
- Click the three dots menu button in front of the websites’ name
- Click Remove
This website can no longer trouble you with notifications.
Block Browser Notifications on Google Chrome (Android and iOS)
Turning browser notifications off on Chrome for smartphones is pretty simple. Here’s how you can do it:
- Launch Google Chrome on your Android or iPhone
- Tap the three dots menu and select Settings
- Now, tap Site settings and choose Notifications
- Tap the switch next to Notifications to toggle it off
Block Browser Notifications on Apple Safari
- Head to Safari > Preferences > Websites tab
- Click Notifications on the left menu
- Uncheck “Allow websites to ask for permission to send push notifications”
You will not be bothered by any notifications anymore.
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Block Browser Notifications on Mozilla Firefox
To disable browser notification prompts from Firefox settings window, you’ll have to head to the browser’s hidden about:config page and perform these actions:
- Click on the URL bar, type about:config and press Enter
- You’ll be displayed with an alert. Click on “I accept the risk” button below it
- On the next screen, type “notifications” in the search area
- Locate dom.webnotifications.enabled option and double-click on it
Firefox will now stop sending you website notifications.
Block Browser Notifications on Opera
Disabling website notifications is super-easy on Opera. Simply follow the instructions below:
- Launch Opera and click on Preferences
- Head to the sidebar and click Websites
- Navigate to the bottom to locate Notification settings
- Choose “Do not allow any site to show desktop notifications”
If you wish to disable notifications only for some specific websites, click on Manage Exceptions and turn off individual website-notifications.
Block Browser Notifications on Microsoft Edge
Although Microsoft Edge is not-so-friendly for turning web notifications off altogether, you can still configure this for individual websites. Read the instructions below to learn how you can do that:
- Click menu icon > Settings
- Go to Advanced settings > Website permissions
- Turn website notifications off for individual sites
Microsoft Edge is good at remembering your website preferences, but users will get satisfaction only when it includes the feature to completely disable website notifications
What do you think about browser notifications? Do you think they are of some use? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
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