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Configure a Browser Notifications on your Android phone

Are you annoyed with frequent notifications from the sites in a browser on Android? Learn how to stop or limit these push notifications.

Browser notifications can be both distracting and helpful. You can either disable or enable the browser notifications.

To do so, you need to customize the Notification settings of your Android phone under Apps and Notifications.

Search for the web browser whose notification you need to manage and configure according to need.

Configure Notification Settings on Android Phone
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Note: we have used ‘Google Chrome’ as an example browser for customizing Android notifications settings.

In this guide, we have shared different ways to configure and stop the annoying browser notifications on your Android phone. You can follow these steps using any browser that you’re using on your smartphone.

Disabling All Browser Notifications on Android

Browser notifications can be annoying at times. They can divert your attention and make you lose focus. The only way out is to stop web browser notifications on Android.

Follow these steps to disable the browser app notifications on Android:

  1. Open Android Settings from the App Drawer.
  2. Tap on the Apps & Notifications from the Settings.
    Android Apps and Notifications Settings
  3. Select the Browser App (Say Chrome app) from the list of apps.
  4. Within Chrome App Info, tap on the Notifications tab.
    Chrome App info NotificationsHere, you can see all the notifications currently enabled or disabled.
  5. Toggle the Show Notification button and turn it OFF to stop all notifications.
    Chrome Show Notifications Toggle Button OFF

That’s it. You will no longer receive notifications from Chrome for Android. These steps will restrict all the ads and notifications from the selected browser on your Android phone.

Disabling Only Site Push Notifications in Android Settings

Completely disabling notifications is not suggested since many general notifications help us stay updated. Instead, I suggest disabling the Site notifications only in most cases.

Follow these steps to disable the Site notification in Chrome:

  1. Open the Android Settings app.
  2. Tap on Apps & Notifications from the Settings.
  3. Select Chrome Browser App, and choose the Notifications tab.
  4. Make sure the Show Notification is turned ON and scroll down a bit.
    Chrome Show Notifications Toggle Button
  5. Toggle the Show notification to turn it off under the Sites section
    Chrome Sites Show Notifications turn OFF

This will only turn off the site push notification; however, general notifications like content suggestions, downloads, incognito, browser, etc., will still appear.

Enabling selected Site Notifications

While most Chrome notifications are useless, I find some valuable and informative. Mostly, the blogs that I follow and read regularly send helpful notifications.

You may not receive any site notifications if you completely block the site notifications or Chrome notifications. Follow these steps to enable the site notifications for selected sites:

  1. Open Android Settings.
  2. Tap on Apps and Notification from the Settings.
    Android Apps and Notifications Settings
  3. Choose and Open the Google Chrome app.
  4. Within Chrome App Info, tap on the Notification menu.
    Chrome App info Notifications
  5. Enable both Chrome & Sites to Show Notification.
  6. Under the Sites section, disable the checkbox against the site you want to block the notification.
  7. Similarly, enable the checkbox for the Sites or Blogs URL that you want to receive the push notification.
    Chrome Site Notifications Checkbox Enabled and Disabled

Finally, you will be receiving notifications from the sites you want to receive. The notifications will be blocked for all other sites you haven’t enabled.

Video Demo on Configuring Notification

You can watch this video demo about customizing Chrome notifications for Android. The notification is enabled from Settings > Apps & Notification settings.

How to Enable / Disable Notification 🔔 on Chrome for Android Phone?

Bottom Line

I hope this helps you easily customize the browser notifications. As I mentioned, browser notifications can also be helpful in some cases.

For me, browser notifications are annoying, and I prefer to stop browser notifications so that it doesn’t hinder my focus while working on something important.

But definitely, you can have complete control of what browser notifications to receive and block from the sites and your browser.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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