Push notifications are the alerts apps may be allowed to push onto your desktop, signified by the little info-box in the lower right-hand corner of the svreen, as well as the accompanying and annoying chime.
Sometimes these notifications are important. For example, I use them to alert me when someone has replied in a Slack conversation I am participating in. I don’t have to be sitting in front of my computer to hear the chime, so I can turn up my speakers and go cook dinner or take care of other chores.
What I’ve noticed is that certain websites are starting to take control of push notifications without asking permission first. The newspaper from my hometown is the first to do so that I have found, so I want to put the info to turn these on and off on up here for everyone to see.
- Open Chrome on your computer
- Click on the 3 dots right below the X in the upper-right hand corner
- Click Settings, third from the bottom on the menu
- Scroll to the bottom and click Advanced
- Select Site Settings
- Select Notifications
- Add and remove sites from the Block and Allow sections using the three dots on the right-hand side