How to block requests for website notifications forever

In this article, we will see how to disable push notifications in the browser and prevent sites from showing requests to receive notifications.

You have probably noticed for a long time that browsers have begun to support the function of popup push notifications (they are often also called “alerts” because they come from the English “notifications“). 

And many sites, particularly those that sell something or news sites, immediately started offering you to include browser notifications.

It usually works like this- go to a website and a second later you see a pop-up window with the text “The website asks permission to send you notifications ” or “Subscribe to notifications?“. Even if the user refuses to receive push notifications every time, it may be bored by constant and excessive pop-up requests.

In this article we will see:

  • what are the notifications (alerts) and how it works;
  • how to prevent sites from showing requests to view notifications;
  • How to disable notifications from certain sites that were previously allowed to send you push notifications.

What is push notification and how does it work

The push notifications are designed to promptly inform the user of the release of the latest news or the sale of a new product. When they appear, you will see a notification in the lower corner of the screen.

Once you allow him to show you notifications, this site will be able to make the information pop-up constantly and as often as you wish, at will. Of course, this can annoy the user.

How to block requests to receive browser notifications forever

Now let’s see how to block the push notifications function in each of the most popular browsers and thus prevent sites from showing notification requests and pop-up alerts like “the site would like to send you notifications”.

Disable notification requests in Google Chrome

  • Open Google Chrome, click on the 3 dots at the top right and choose Settings from the drop-down menu that appears.
  • From the window that opens, scroll to the bottom, press Advanced and locate the Privacy and security section.
  • From here click on Content Settings and choose Notifications.
  • At this point, to block all notifications from any Web site, you just bring on OFF the switch next to this item Ask before sending (recommended). This will automatically turn into Blocked.

Block notification requests in Chrome (Android)

  • Click the Menu button (three dots) in the upper right corner of the screen and click on “Settings”
  • Scroll down, click on “Site Settings” and then on “Notifications”
  • In the open window, locate all the suspicious URLs and click on them one by one
  • Select “Notifications” in the “Permissions” section and click “Block”

Block notification requests on Mozilla Firefox

  • Click the Menu button (three bars) in the upper right corner of the screen
  • Select “Options” and click on “Privacy and Security” in the toolbar on the left side of the screen
  • Scroll down to the “Permissions” section and click the “Settings” button next to “Notifications”
  • In the opened window, locate all the suspicious URLs, click on the drop-down menu and select “Block”

Block notification requests on Microsoft Edge

Microsoft, as always, must be different from its competitors, in this case from the impossibility of completely disabling the notifications function. Therefore it will be necessary to unsubscribe from notifications on each site only once. We hope that in the future Microsoft will show an approach for the global arrest of this miraculous function.

How to re-enable push notifications

It’s simple if you change your mind in the future and want to allow requests to display notifications, simply go to the specified settings and reactivate the function.

How to disable push notifications from a specific site, if you previously allowed them to show notifications

Suppose you once authorized a specific site to display the push notifications and now you want to disable the choice, without preventing other sites from displaying push notifications.

You can also click on the cross and remove the site from the list. In this case, when you visit the site again, you will again be able to issue a request to view notifications, if you have not turned off the notification feature in the browser. 

If you want to remove notifications from a publication or store for which they were previously authorized, follow these steps. By the way, the easiest way to do this is when you see the upcoming news from this web resource in the notifications panel.

  • Click Site Settings or Site Settings. Next, the settings for this resource will open in Chrome.
  • In the Permissions area, click Notifications.
  • On the next screen, disable the option.

By following these instructions you can finally block the display of notifications in Google Chrome on Android.

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