Learn how to block or remove notifications in Chrome. This guide shows you how to turn off notifications in Google Chrome.
Google Chrome notifications can be quite a nuisance. They often pop-up on the right side of the screen when you launch your browser and can get in the way of what you’re doing. One minute you might be crunching data into a spreadsheet, chatting with friends and family, researching information, or playing a game online and before you know it a pop-up message that says “Your file is ready” will appear out of no where and stick to the side of your screen until you close it.
Some notifications bolster updates for third-party websites and Google sites such as YouTube. For example, the notification might notify you that a new video has been uploaded to a YouTube channel that you subscribe to. Oftentimes, Google Chrome allows notifications to appear for Google Docs and Gmail by default.
Although many notifications are harmless, some malware, potentially unwanted programs, and potentially malicious browser extensions can hijack Google Chrome notification settings in order to show you a notification message for something that can harm your computer or browser. These notifications should be avoided and removed immediately. It is also strongly recommended to scan your computer for malware if this happens.
Without further ado, here is a guide that shows you how to turn off Google Chrome notifications and block or remove notifications that you simply do not want to see from specific sites.
How to turn off notifications
- Go to Settings > Advanced > Privacy and security > Content settings > Notifications (chrome://settings/content/notifications).
- To turn off Google Chrome notification messages move the blue toggle next to the Ask before sending feature. It will say Blocked when this is complete.
- To block or remove a specific notification that you do not want to see go to Allow and locate the website the notification is from in the list. Click the URL settings and select Block or Remove to either block or remove the site from showing you notifications.