How to turn off Google Chrome desktop push notifications

Google Chrome browser allows websites to send you desktop push notifications if they want to make offers, remind you of something, etc. While some may find this useful, many find it irritating. If you would like to disable or turn off these Chrome browser desktop push notifications on your Windows PC, then this post will show you how to do it.

When you visit some websites, you may see such a notification in your browser window.

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If you do not want to see notifications from this site, you must select Block.

But if you clicked on Allow, then the next time you visit the site, you may see such a notification:

turn off Chrome desktop push notifications

Now what you can do is to manage the notifications and its exceptions, or completely turn them off.

Manage Chrome desktop push notifications

Open your Chrome browser and copy paste the following in the address bar and hit Enter to open the following setting:

chrome://settings/contentExceptions#notifications

Here you can select the URL and select Allow or Block from the available options.

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You can also manually add URLs. One done, click on the Done button and exit.

Turn off Chrome desktop push notifications

If you want to permanently turn off all such notifications, open Chrome Settings > Show advanced settings. In the Privacy section, click on Content settings.

In the Privacy section, click on Content settings.

Now in the box that opens up, go to Notifications. You will see 3 options:

  • Allow all sites to show notifications
  • Ask when a site wants to show notifications
  • Do not allow any site to show notifications.

Turn off Chrome notifications

Select Do not allow any site to show notifications and exit. You will now not see the desktop notifications.

Clicking on the Manage exceptions button will allow you to manage the exceptions.

Of course, if you’re browsing in Incognito Mode, you will never see these notifications, in any case.

Hope this helps.

If you are a Chrome user, you definitely want to take a look at this Chrome tips & tricks post.

This post will show you how to disable Web Notifications in Chrome, Firefox and Edge Browser.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.