How to Disable Show Notification requests in Chrome?

Learn how to block or disable the Show Notification request pop-up on Google Chrome browser. You can hide the request pop-up, and allow only important sites.

To increase user engagement and keep the visitors up to date with its offerings, there is a slew of options that a site could take. In this regard, the most effective approach seems to be directly prompting the user via site notifications. But getting those pesky alerts from time to time might disrupt the normal workflow and could end up on the wrong side of the user-experience.

As a result, before these sites send you the alerts for the very first time, Chrome will ask you whether you wish to give them permission for the same. Well, most of us would straightaway reply in a negative tone if the site isn’t of much importance. Doing so would only take a single click and the browser will then make sure to respect our choice.

Facebook Show Notifications Request on Chrome

However, nowadays every other site has embedded these pop-up notifications onto their page. As a result, whenever you visit a site for the first time, then you would actually be greeted with this prompt before you could even proceed ahead to check their content.

Related: How to Setup Notification Settings in Chrome Computer?

This habit of getting bugged with the notification prompt every time before visiting a new site seems to be quite an infuriating experience for me. If you also echo these thoughts, then this guide is here to help you out. Today we will show you the steps to disable Show Notifications requests in the Chrome browser.

Stop ‘Show Notifications’ Requests in Chrome

The instructions that we have shared below would act as a blanket ban. That is, you wouldn’t be getting the notification prompts from any site whatsoever. This way you are guaranteed a disruption-free browsing experience.

Here are the steps to disable the Show Notification pop-up on all sites on Chrome:

  1. Launch Google Chrome on your PC.
  2. Click on vertical 3dots icon for menu list and choose the Settings option.
  3. Switch to the Privacy and Security section and click on the Site Settings tab.
  4. Scroll down to the Permissions section and click on Notifications.
  5. Finally, disable the Sites can ask to send notifications toggle.
    Site can ask to send notification toggle on chrome

The biggest drawback of this option is the fact that you might miss out on some important notifications. Fortunately, there is a handy out: you could whitelist the useful sites and add them to the exclusion list. So let’s turn our attention towards this method now.

Get Granular Controls over Site Notifications

If you prefer to keep on getting important notifications from sites like Gmail but wish to stop all the other intrusive ones, then Chrome has an option for that as well. In fact, there are two different methods for the same, as mentioned below

Manually Add Sites to the Block List

In this method, you could re-enable the notification prompt that you had earlier disabled. Then add the sites sending those pesky notifications to the block list. This way you would keep on getting notifications from all the valuable sites except for the one part of the Block list.

Here are the steps to manually add sites to the notification block list:

  1. Launch Google Chrome on the computer.
  2. Enter the below location in the address bar, and hit Enter:
    chrome://settings/content/notifications
  3. This will open the Sites Notification section.
  4. Re-enable the Sites can ask to send notifications toggle option.
  5. Scroll a little bit down and you to the Block section.
  6. Click on the Add button situated on the right.
  7. Type in the URL of the sites whose notification needs to be blocked.
  8. Hit on the Add button.
    Add URL to Block Site Notifications

While it is quite a nifty technique of stopping Show Notifications requests in Chrome, but it does have its fair share of limitations as well. The biggest of which involves manually adding the sites to the block sites each time you come across such websites. To overcome this constraint, there is again a handy method that deserves your attention.

Whitelist Only Important Sites

Rather than blacklisting all the less-important sites, a much easier approach will be to let Chrome block notification prompts from all the sites and then you manually add the useful ones to the exclusion list.

This method outdoes the former one in the fact that we usually have only a handful of sites from which we would like to receive notifications. So manually adding a few sites to the whitelist calls for fewer efforts than adding tons of intrusive sites to the blacklist.

Here are the steps to whitelist the notification from important sites on chrome:

  1. Open the Sites Notification section in Chrome.
    Settings > Privacy and Security > Site Settings > Permissions > Notifications
  2. Disable the Sites can ask to send notifications toggle.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Add button next to Allow.
  4. Enter the desired URL and click Add.
    Add site URL to Allow Site Notifications

That’s it. That site is now part of the exclusion list. The notification from only the Allowed site will be displayed.

Bottom Line: Chrome Block Show Notification

With this, we conclude the guide on how to disable the Show Notification requests in the Chrome browser. There are three different methods that we have covered in this write-up.

While the first one blocks the prompts from every site that you visit, the other two allow you to customize the rules as per your requirement. And as is evident, each one of them has its own perks as well as a few drawbacks.

As far as my notification settings are concerned, I prefer the whitelist method. This way I only tend to receive important notifications from sites part of this list, such as Gmail and Google WorkSpace suite apps.

Similarly, you can also configure the notifications settings in your Android phone to stop the Show Notification pop-up on any browser.

With that said, we would like to know your preferred method as well. Do let us know in the comments section which method you ultimately settled for.

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