Google Chrome is one of the most-used browsers in the market. A well-known feature of the Google Chrome browser is that it allows websites to send notifications to computers. However, many users have reported the issue where Google Chrome notifications are not working. If you encounter the same, the resolutions are mentioned in this article.
Google Chrome Notifications not working on Windows 11/10
Unlike most other applications, Google Chrome doesn’t send notifications for itself, but for websites that are commonly opened on the browser. Many users prefer to disable this feature or third-party security products disable Google Chrome notifications without the knowledge of the user. There could be more causes behind the problem.
If you encounter the issue of Google Chrome Notifications not working, then please try the following solutions sequentially:
- Permit Windows to allow Google Chrome notifications
- Check the internet connection
- Turn OFF Focus Assist
- Open the website on Chrome
- Reset Google Chrome
- Update Google Chrome to the latest version
1] Permit Windows to allow Google Chrome notifications
If a user of a third-party software prevents Google Chrome from sending notifications, then it won’t. You can resolve this case as follows:
- Right-click on the Start button and select Settings.
- In the Settings Window, go to the System tab on the list on the left-hand side.
- In the right pane, select Notifications.
- Make sure that the switch associated with Notifications is turned ON.
- Furthermore, if Google Chrome is mentioned in the list, make sure its switch is also turned ON.
2] Check the internet connection
Since the notifications from Google Chrome are website based, the internet needs to be working too. Try opening a website on the Google Chrome browser. If it works well, then you can be sure that the internet is working.
3] Turn OFF Focus Assist
Focus Assist is the main reason notifications are hindered for any application. Even if you have turned notifications ON for Windows as explained in solution 1, if Focus Assist is selected at anything other than OFF, the problem in discussion will occur. The procedure to turn OFF Focus Assist is as follows:
- Right-click on the Start button and select Settings from the menu.
- Go to System on the list on the left-hand side.
- In the right pane, click on Focus assist.
- For Focus Assist, switch the radio button to OFF.
This post explains how to use Focus assist Automatic rules in Windows 11.
4] Open the website on Chrome
Usually, notifications from the website come even if the website isn’t open. Chrome keeps a priority list. To jump up the priority list for your website, open it once on your Google Chrome browser.
5] Reset Google Chrome
If Google Chrome doesn’t send notifications after the solutions mentioned above, it could be because of a change in the settings of the browser. In this case, you can consider resetting Google Chrome. This way all settings will be reset to default.
6] Update Google Chrome to the latest version
An obsolete browser can be a reason for the problem. In this case, you can consider updating Google Chrome to the latest version. Once all the updates are downloaded, restart Google Chrome and open the website from which you expect the notifications.
Why am I getting notifications on Google Chrome?
As Google Chrome advanced, it added a feature that allows websites to send notifications. It will allow popular websites and frequently visited websites to send notifications to the system. You can disable this feature by simply setting Focus Assist to Priority.
How do I manage Google Chrome notifications?
Google Chrome decides which notifications to send and which to not, based on a default priority system. Top websites like Facebook and Twitter are top on the priority list. Websites you open frequently will gain ranks in the priority list. You cannot change the sequence but if you aren’t getting notifications from your favorite website, simply open that website.