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How to enable quieter notification permission prompts in Chrome

If you had enough of notification requests web browsing the web, Chrome version 80 includes a new "quieter messaging" options to avoid interruptions – Here's how to enable the feature.

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Google Chrome has a new “Quieter notification permission prompts” option in the advanced settings page, starting version 80, which has been designed to minimize the number of notification interruptions from websites.

The option doesn’t eliminate notification requests completely. Instead, when enabled, you’ll now see a “quieter” prompt on the right side of the address bar letting you know that a notification has been blocked. Of course, you also have the choice to unblock the notification from the same prompt.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to enable quitter notification permission prompts with Google Chrome on Windows 10.

How to enable quieter notifications feature in Chrome

To enable quieter messaging to block website notification requests, use these steps:

  1. Open Google Chrome.

  2. Type the following path in the address bar and press Enter:

    chrome://flags/#quiet-notification-prompts

    Chrome enable quieter messaging option
    Chrome enable quieter messaging option
  3. Under the “Quieter notification permission prompts” option, use the drop-down menu on the right and select Enabled (or Disabled to turn the feature off).

  4. Click the Relaunch button.

  5. When Google Chrome launches again, click the menu (three-dotted) button from the top-right corner.

  6. Select the Settings option.

  7. Open the Advanced menu from the left pane.

  8. Click on Privacy and security.

  9. Select the Site Settings option.

    Chrome privacy and security settings
    Chrome privacy and security settings
  10. Click the Notifications option.

    Chrome notification option
    Chrome notification option
  11. Turn on the Use quitter messaging toggle switch.

    Chrome Use quieter messaging option
    Chrome Use quieter messaging option

Once you complete the steps, Google Chrome will block notifications from interrupting you while browsing the internet.

In the case that you want to allow the notification, simply click the Bell button and click the Allow for this site button.

If you’re not seeing the new notification option, you’re like not running version 80 or higher. You can always update the browser from the helps page (chrome://settings/help).

We’re focusing this guide on Windows 10, but these instructions should also work on macOS, Linux, ChromeOS, and Android.