How to enable native Chrome notifications on Windows 10

Google Chrome now supports native Windows 10 notifications, and in this guide, you'll learn the steps to manage the experience.

Enabling Chrome native notification support in Windows 10
Enabling Chrome native notification support in Windows 10

Google Chrome has included support for toast notifications for a long time, but it’s been a custom implementation. However, starting with version 68, the search giant is introducing native Windows 10 notifications.

The new feature works to show toast and Action Center notifications for web apps and websites configured to push notifications.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to enable or disable Google Chrome native notifications on Windows 10.

How to enable or disable Chrome native notifications

To enable or disable Chrome’s native Action Center notifications on Windows 10, use the following steps:

  1. Open Chrome.

    Quick Tip: You must be running Google Chrome version 68+ to use control notifications. You can check if you’re running the latest version on main menu > Help > About Google Chrome.
  2. Type the following path in the address bar and press Enter:

  3. Use the drop-down menu on the right and select Enabled (or Disable to turn the feature off).

    qEnable Chrome notifications on Windows 10
    Enable Chrome notifications on Windows 10
  4. Click the Relaunch now button.

Once you’ve completed the steps, web apps and websites you allowed will show pop notifications and alerts in Action Center.

How to manage Chrome native notifications

If you want to customize the experience, you can adjust the settings using the Notifications settings in the Settings app.

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on System.

  3. Click on Notifications.

  4. Under “Get notifications from these senders,” select Google Chrome.

    Notifications settings for Google Chrome
    Notifications settings for Google Chrome
    Quick Tip: If you don’t see the option, make sure to allow at least one website to push notifications, and then return to the settings page.

In this page, you can customize many aspects of the feature, including the ability to enable or disable notifications for Chrome. You can decide if you want to see toast notifications in the desktop and alerts in Action Center. You can also control sound, priority, and more.

Google Chrome notification settings on Windows 10
Google Chrome notification settings on Windows 10

Google is rolling out native notifications to Windows 10 user slowly, as such it may take a few days to reach all devices.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].