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Annoyed by Chrome browser notifications? Here is how you can remove them

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The giant search engine has accepted that these unwanted notifications are extremely annoying and that they ruin all the browsing experience.

A lot of websites in the current day and age come with a whole host of annoying pop-ups with notification requests. Well, now if you agree to any of these notifications, your phone will lose all sanity and it will keep buzzing. There is some respite coming along – Google is all set to change that.

The giant search engine has accepted that these unwanted notifications are extremely annoying and that they ruin all the browsing experience. Hence, now the company is working on removing notification requests in the next release of Chrome.

The company is working on a “quieter” UI for Chrome version 80, for mobile and desktop both. Now, when the UI is presented to the user for the first time, it will come with a “dismissible in-product help dialog” that will explain the new feature.

What will be the changes?

On Chrome 80, users will be able to choose the quieter UI. Also, this will be automatically enabled for users under two conditions: first, for users who typically block notification permission requests and second, on sites with very low

This will be enabled gradually after the Chrome 80 release as we gather user and developer feedback as per Google’s official word on the blog.

So, essentially users can go for quieter prompts or can choose to disable it completely. In order to do this, the toggle ‘Sites can ask to send notifications’ must be enabled through Settings, Site Settings, Notifications and then you need to tick on the box that reads ‘Use quieter messaging’.

“Later in 2020 we plan to enable additional enforcement against abusive websites using web notifications for ads, malware or detective purposes,” Google explained.

We should mention here that this system is ‘intuitive’ and hence if you have been consistently irritated by denying notifications across websites then the quieter UI will automatically get activated.

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