Push notifications help you get unseen notifications from a particular website on your desktop. However, if you want to turn off Microsoft Edge pop-up push notifications, then you can do so using the Local Group Policy Editor and the Registry Editor.
Let’s assume that you do not want to use the Slack app, but you want to receive chat notifications from Slack whenever someone sends you a message. If you use the website in Edge browser, you get the notification on your desktop. However, at times, these notifications might distract you from your important or urgent work. Although you can use Focus Assist, it is better to use the Registry and Group Policy method to disable notifications from Edge only.
Turn off website pop-up push notifications in Edge using Registry
To turn off Microsoft Edge desktop push notifications using Registry Editor, follow these steps-
- Search for regedit in the Taskbar search box.
- Click on the individual result.
- Select the Yes option.
- Navigate Microsoft in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
- Right-click on Microsoft > New > Key.
- Name it as Edge.
- Right-click on Edge > New > Key.
- Name it as NotificationsBlockedForUrls.
- Right-click on NotificationsBlockedForUrls > New > String Value.
- Name it as 1.
- Double-click on 1 to set the value data as the URL.
- Click the OK button.
Don’t forget to backup your Registry files before heading to the steps.
At first, you have to open the Registry Editor on your computer. For that, you can use the Taskbar search box. To get started, search for
regedit in the Taskbar search box, and click on the respective result. The UAC prompt might appear. If so, select the Yes option.
Then, navigate to the following path-
Right-click on Microsoft, select New > Key, and name it Edge. Then, right-click on Edge, select New > Key, and name it as NotificationsBlockedForUrls.
Next, right-click on NotificationsBlockedForUrls, select New > String Value, and name it as 1.
After that, double-click on 1 to set the value data as the website URL.
In case you want to stop receiving push notifications from multiple sites, name the subsequent String Values in numerical order (2, 3, 4, and so on).
The same thing can be done via the Local Group Policy Editor. However, it is required to download Group Policy Templates for Microsoft Edge. Otherwise, you cannot follow this tutorial.
Disable Edge desktop push notifications using Group Policy
To turn off Microsoft Edge desktop push notifications using Group Policy, follow these steps-
- Press Win+R.
- Type gpedit.msc and hit the Enter button.
- Navigate to Content Settings and Computer Configuration.
- Double-click on Block notifications on specific sites setting.
- Select the Enabled option.
- Click the Show button.
- Enter the website URL.
- Click the OK button.
Let’s check out the detailed versions of these steps.
To get started, you have to open the Local Group Policy Editor on your computer. For that, press Win+R to show the Run prompt, type
gpedit.msc, and hit the Enter button. After you see the window, navigate to the following path-
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Classic Administrative Templates > Microsoft Edge > Content Settings
On your right-hand side, you can see a setting called Block notifications on specific sites. Double-click on it and select the Enabled option.
Next, you can find a Show button. Click on it and enter the desired website URL in the Value column.
If you want to add multiple websites, add them accordingly before clicking the OK button.
Then, you have to click the OK button again to save all changes.
Once done, you won’t receive desktop push notifications from those predefined websites.
That’s all! Hope these guides help.