Are you tired of annoying notifications on your desktop from Chrome, including Facebook alerts or ads from various websites? In this guide, we will show you how to disable Google Chrome notifications for specific sites on Windows 11 or Windows 10.
Why disable Chrome notifications?
Notifications can be useful, but they can also be irritating if they pop up too frequently, potentially interrupting your app or game. Facebook notifications are a common cause of annoyance. When you are logged into your Facebook account on Chrome, you will receive a notification pop-up via Action Center on your Windows 10 or 11 desktop whenever there is a new message in Facebook Messenger or notification from Facebook groups. If you are part of an active Facebook Messenger group, you could end up getting inundated with pop-up notifications from Chrome.
Some sites may also force advertisements to pop up through Chrome on Windows 11/10. When these sites are allowed to send notifications from your Chrome browser, they will occassionally prompt mostly ads-related notifications on your desktop.
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How to turn off Chrome notifications
To turn off Google Chrome notifications from specific sites or all sites on your Windows 11/10 laptop or desktop PC, follow these steps:
- Open Google Chrome.
- Click on the triple-dotted icon at the top right corner, then select Settings.
- Scroll down to the end and click on the Advanced link. Update: You can skip to step 4.
- Under Privacy and Security, click on Site Settings (previously called “Content Settings” in older versions of Chrome).
- Then, click on Notifications.
- To turn off Chrome notifications from all sites, disable the Ask before sending option.
- To block notifications from specific sites, click on Add next to Block. Enter the site address that you want to block and click Add.
- If you see the culprit site on the Allow list, remove it from the list.
After you’ve made your desired changes, close Google Chrome and restart your computer. Chrome should now stop sending you notifications from sites that you have blocked.
It’s worth noting that if you’re browsing in Incognito mode (private mode), Chrome will not send any notification on Windows.
Use adware cleaner to stop Chrome notifications
If you are still receiving unwanted notifications despite blocking them on Chrome, it may be caused by adware or malware attempting to hijack your Chrome settings and forcing its sites to the allow list. In this case, you will need to scan your PC with an antivirus program or adware cleaner software.
Some programs, even prominent ones, will force advertisement pop-ups via Chrome notification on Windows 10. These programs don’t appear as viruses or dangerous software to some antivirus programs.
If the adware cleaner cannot identify the problematic software, you may need to recall what you have installed earlier that could be causing the issue and manually remove it.
Customize Chrome notifications
Google Chrome also allows you to customize the type of notifications you receive from specific sites. To do this, follow these steps:
- Go to Settings > Site Settings > Notifications.
- Find the site you want to customize and click on it.
- Under Permissions, you can choose to allow or block notifications from the site.
- Under Notification Behavior, you can choose to allow the site to show silent notifications, regular notifications, or no notifications at all.
- Once you have made your desired changes, close Google Chrome and restart your computer.
Customizing Chrome notifications can be a great way to ensure that you only receive the notifications that are important to you, without being bombarded by constant pop-ups from sites you don’t care about.
Google Chrome notifications can be a useful feature, but they can also be an annoyance, especially when they pop up too frequently. Fortunately, Chrome allows users to easily turn off notifications from specific sites or all sites altogether. Furthermore, users can customize the type of notifications they receive from specific sites to ensure that they only receive the notifications that are important to them.
However, it’s important to note that some programs and websites may attempt to hijack your Chrome settings and force their notifications to appear, even after you have blocked them. In such cases, running an adware cleaner or antivirus program may be necessary to remove the offending software.