When it comes to mobile phones and the sort, people are pretty used to Push Notifications. They are these notifications that you basically subscribe to and agree to receive information from. You are basically registering yourself to a sort of newsletter but with some key differences. For starters, it’s not a scheduled thing, but rather a dynamic thing as those behind the Push Notifications can send them out whenever they have something new or important to say. Then, there’s the key element of them not being on your email. You’d see them on your phone’s notifications.
When it comes to browsers, however, people aren’t that familiar with the whole Push Notification concept. This makes it pretty annoying to go about your browsing if you’re going to be interrupted every time you are trying to concentrate by a floating bubble with somebody’s head on it. There are some things you need to keep in mind here as well:
For starters, Push Notification is something you opt into, not out of, meaning that if you don’t want them, the easiest way to achieve that is by not agreeing to them in the first place. They will pop up in the left upper corner as a message like “this website wants to show up in your notifications”. So if you’re not interested in Push Notifications, just don’t’ agree to them.
But if you’re still reading this you have probably already agreed to some of them and now they’re bothering you terribly. Fret not, as there is a way out of the hole you dug for yourself. Here is how you can simply disable Push Notifications on your browser.
- The first step requires you to navigate to chrome://settings/content
- From the menu that opens, select Manage exceptions from under Notifications
- If you want your browser to block all Push Notifications coming towards you, select the option that says that it will block all of the incoming notifications
- If you only want to block some Push Notifications, use the provided list and name the websites that you don’t want to receive any updates from via Push Notifications
The best thing about this is that you can return and make any necessary changes as they appear. So if you change your mind again and decide that you actually want to get updates from a specific website, you can head back to that menu and clear that website off of the block list. It’s super easy and effective and it only take a minute.