Google Chrome will automatically block website notifications

by Kelvin
Phonandroid : actu Android et High-tech

Google Chrome will now automatically block notifications from websites. The web browser seeks to protect users against spam and unwanted notifications. Not surprisingly, Chrome's default lock settings can be adjusted.


Google is working on new features for Chrome, reports XDA Developers. On Android and PC, the web browser is going automatically block all notifications sent by websites. The option should appear shortly in Chrome Canary, the development version of the browser. Unsurprisingly, Google Chrome is essentially about notifications that ask you for permission to send you alerts or those that ask you to accept cookies.

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On Android, notifications of this nature will be less intrusive. Currently, a notification request displays a dialog that takes a large part of your smartphone screen. In the coming months, Chrome will leave several viewing choices to Android users.

In the first place, you can opt for a discreet notification informing you that the request made by the site has been blocked by default. Secondly, you will be able to choose to receive a temporary pop-up window. After a few seconds, the demand will disappear from your view. Finally, you can also choose to receive a small "information bar" at the bottom of your screen with a message stating that a notification has been blocked. In any case, a "manage" icon will allow you to decide if you want to continue blocking notifications from this website.

On PC, Chrome will simply display a discrete icon directly in the address bar. In the settings you can set how this icon appears on the screen. Here again we find the icon "manage" which will allow you to exclude or accept the notifications of a website.

Finally, Google Chrome will also learn from your habits. If you repeatedly decline a site's notifications, the browser will automatically block future alerts. Be careful, these options are still in the development stage. It is unclear when Google intends to deploy these features in the final version of its browser.

Source: XDA Developpers

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