Nowadays when you’re browsing the World Wide Web, it’s almost impossible to escape the permission requests from many websites to show notifications through Web Push. While notifications can be important for some websites and web apps such as social media platforms, it becomes annoying when almost every websites trying to seek your consent to send you notifications, which you normally don’t know what they’re going to be about, which can be ads or even malware, instead of updated contents or new messages.
You can now have the option to disable and stop these sending notification permission granting requests from popping up on visiting websites after pages load, on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and soon, Microsoft Edge. Here’s how to suppress, hide, block and stop websites to prompt and ask to grant permission to send notifications, which may also apply to all other web browsers that based on them.
- In Google Chrome, go to the following address:
The address brings you through More menu -> Settings -> Privacy and security – Site settings -> Notifications.
- Toggle Sites can ask to send notifications to Off to turn off and block all sites from sending notifications permission requests.
Beginning from Chrome version 80, you have the ability to use quieter notification prompts feature, which reduces amount of requests you receive. To allow quieter notification prompts, toggle Sites can ask to send notifications to On, and toggle Use quieter messaging (blocks notification prompts from interrupting you) to On.
With this setting, you won’t get notifications after you ignore multiple notifications from a site, or if other users typically don’t allow notifications from a site.
- In Firefox, open menu.
- Go to Options.
- Go to Privacy & Security.
- Under “Permissions” heading, click or tap on Settings button behind the Notifications.
- Select the Block new requests asking to allow notifications checkbox.
- Click the Save Changes button.
- In Microsoft Edge, go to the following address:
The address brings you through More menu -> Settings -> Site settings -> Notifications.
- Toggle Ask before sending (recommended) to Off to disable and block all sites from sending notifications permission requests.
Beginning from Edge version 83, you have the ability to use quiet notification requests feature, which reduces amount of prompts you receive. To allow quiet notification requests, toggle Ask before sending (recommended) to On, and toggle Quiet notification requests to On.
After enabling the blocking of new request prompts to send notifications, you will need to add exception to allow trusted and important websites to continue sending requests and notifications.