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Configure Site Notification Settings in Edge on the Computer

Do you need to disable notification alerts in the Microsoft Edge app? Learn how to configure site notifications for minimum distraction.

Microsoft Edge allows users to manage the notification settings for websites they have visited. You can block or allow notifications per site and customize the types of notifications they receive, such as alerts or banners.

It reduces distractions and improves the browsing experience.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to configure the web notifications settings in the Microsoft Edge app.

Block the Site Notification Alerts

Here are the steps to block the notifications:

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge on the computer.
  2. Click on the More horizontal 3-dots icon menu and select Settings from the list.
  3. Switch to the Cookies and Site Permissions tab in the sidebar pane.
  4. Within the Site Permissions page, select the Notification menu.
  5. Now toggle the button to Turn OFF the Ask before sending.
    Stop Push Notification from Edge browser on Computer

This will completely block the site from asking whether to send notifications from the websites. If you want to block specific site notifications, add the URL under the Block section on the same page.

Allow the Site Notifications

Few websites genuinely use push notifications for the user’s benefit. The notification settings let you enable notifications for such websites. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge on your computer.
  2. Click on the More horizontal 3-dots icon menu and select Settings from the menu list.
  3. Switch to the Cookies and Site Permissions tab in the sidebar pane.
  4. Within the Site Permissions page, select the Notification menu.
  5. Now toggle the button to Turn ON the Ask before sending.
    Allow Push Notification in Edge computer browser

It will allow the site to seek permission to send push notifications.

Next time you visit a website configured with a push notification, you will receive a popup on the website like the one below. Here you can quickly choose between Allow or Block command buttons.

Allow or Block Site Notification in Edge Computer

The sites will be listed under the Notifications Allow or Block section based on the action performed in the popup.

Add a site to Allow or Block Notification

If you want to block or allow notifications from a particular website, settings also let you do that. Here are the steps to allow or block web notification from a specific website:

  1. Launch the Edge app on your computer.
  2. Click on the More horizontal 3-dots icon menu for options and select Settings from the list.
  3. Switch to the Cookies and Site Permissions tab in the sidebar pane.
  4. Within the Site Permissions page, select the Notification menu.
  5. Add the URL of websites under the Block or Allow Notification section.
    Allow or Block Websites in Notification settings

Based on whether to whitelist or blacklist the website from notification, add the URL of the website under the Allow section or Block section. This will automatically add the website and will not request permission for notification henceforth.

You can always add or remove a website URL from either section.

Bottom Line

With so many websites using the push notifications feature to gain more customers, blocking the push notifications from such websites is always recommended.

With Edge browser, you can customize the notifications settings and allow or block site specific settings.

Similarly, you can customize web notifications in Edge on Android. You can either enable or stop notifications from sites on mobile 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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