The website notification was intended to send critical alerts to the user in real time. In this way, they will not miss any notifications anytime.
However, edge notifications can be annoying these days when the website tries to send promotional offers very frequently. I wouldn’t say I like notifications from any site or even apps that aren’t relevant. Hence, I have disabled the notifications on my Android phone.
While Microsoft Edge does support push notifications, this feature is being misused by marketers in a way that edge notifications always bombard users. It goes to such an extent that I even receive edge notifications at 2 am, which is rather annoying.
Thankfully, the Android system settings allow us to block these notifications completely. We can even customize to enable or disable notifications from specific sites easily within the Edge Android browser.
The Microsoft Edge notification is quite a useful feature when used nominally. However, these have become quite a pain due to increased marketing campaigns and digital advertisements. Hence, most users prefer blocking these push notifications within the browser.
Here are the steps to block the browser notifications:
- Launch Edge App on Android.
- Tap on the More menu for options.
- Select the Settings menu from the list.
- Tap on Privacy and Security.
- Choose Site Permissions and then Notification.
- The notifications are default set to Ask first.
- Toggle the button to disable the notifications.
That’s it. You won’t receive edge notifications or request popups to allow or block notifications.
However, if you want to customize the notification and allow only a few websites to send it, you customize it using the Android settings page.
Alternatively, if you want to fully customize the notification based on the category — browser, download, news, etc., I suggest using the Android app notification settings. You can enable or disable the notification based on the sites of your choice.
Here are the steps to customize the notification:
- Launch the Android Settings.
- Open the Apps & Notifications tab.
- Lookup and open the Microsoft Edge browser from the Apps list.
- Choose Notification options from the list.
- Enable or disable the Toggle buttons and Checkboxes based on your needs.
You can either completely block the notification for Edge Android or allow specific sites to send push notifications on your device. You can also disable the inbuilt notification like inPrivate mode, Downloads, News, etc.
I only allow the website or blogs I am interested in to send me notifications. The other sites are blocked from doing so.
Watch the video tutorial on how to customize the Microsoft Edge notification settings to allow or stop the push notification in Edge for Android.
The edge notifications have been a pain for everyone these days. You can simply disable the notification from any website on your Edge browser on Android phones. I’d suggest customizing the notification so you will still receive an important push notification and block the promotional ones.
I think this feature is handy. It helps me avoid annoying notifications and receive the ones I need. I do not receive any annoying edge notifications at 2 am now. Thank God!
Also, if you want the notifications from some specific sites to pop up, you can customize the Edge notifications. To customize the notifications for the Edge Browser, you need to launch the Android settings. Under the App Manager, you can open the Edge app and manage the notification settings per your requirements.
Similarly, you can configure the notification alerts on Edge on a PC. The desktop version of notification settings has multiple options unavailable on the Edge mobile browser.
What are your notification settings in Edge for Android? Have you blocked all notifications on the browser?
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