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How to enable quiet notification requests on Microsoft Edge

You can now prevent websites from showing prompts to request to enable notifications, and here's how to turn on the feature.

Microsoft Edge quiet notification requests enabled

Microsoft Edge now allows to stop notification requests from websites to reduce distractions while browsing the web. When you browse the internet, many websites can request to enable notifications or access the microphone or camera. Although some of these notifications can be valuable to stay on top of meeting alerts from a calendar service or updates from your media subscriptions, the constant requests can be distracting. As a result, the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge now includes the quiet notification requests feature to help reduce distraction.

If the feature is enabled, you’ll no longer see prompts to enable notifications for a given site, and all the requests will appear as a bell labeled as blocked in the address, which you can still use to manage the website settings as necessary.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to enable (or disable) quiet notification requests on the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge for Windows 10.

Enable quiet notification requests on Edge

To enable quiet notification requests, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.

  2. Click the Settings and more (three-dotted) button in the top-right corner.

  3. Select the Settings option.

  4. Click on Site permissions.

    Microsoft Edge Site permissions settings
    Microsoft Edge Site permissions settings
  5. Click the Notifications item.

  6. Turn on the Quiet notification requests toggle switch.

    Enable Quiet notification requests
    Enable Quiet notification requests

Once you complete the steps, you’ll no longer see a flyout prompt to enable notifications for websites you visit, and their requests will appear as a bell labeled “Notifications blocked” in the address bar.

You can always click the bell icon to allow notifications for the site as needed it.

Disable quiet notification requests on Edge

To disable quiet notification requests, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.

  2. Click the Settings and more (three-dotted) button in the top-right corner.

  3. Select the Settings option.

  4. Click on Site permissions.

    Microsoft Edge Site permissions settings
    Microsoft Edge Site permissions settings
  5. Click the Notifications item.

  6. Turn off the Quiet notification requests toggle switch.

    Disable Quiet notification requests
    Disable Quiet notification requests

After you complete the steps, websites will be able to prompt you to enable notifications.