Receiving site notifications are helpful especially when there are interesting updates that you’ve signed up for. However, too much of these notifications can also be annoying at times.
Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge are both based on the Chromium ope-source project. Now, there is an option for a quieter notification in the Microsoft Edge browser with the introduction of version 83.
Microsoft adopted the Quiet Notification Requests for the Edge browser so users will receive fewer notifications and enjoy less disruption from constant permission requests. Once you click “Yes” to accept permission requests, you will receive regular notifications, which is often annoying.
The new feature will help suppress requests from websites where you have no interaction. Quiet Notifications will stop the requests and prevents interrupting your browsing experience. if you enable the feature, you will see a message indicating that the notifications are blocked.
Prevent Notifications with the Quiet Notification Requests Feature in Edge Chromium Browser
- Open your Microsoft Edge browser. You will need to have version 83 and above.
- Look for the Ellipse icon or the three-dotted line icon. Click it and select Settings.
- On the left, look for Site Permissions.
- On the right side of the screen, go to Notifications.
- Look for Quiet Notifications Requests. Toggle the button to On to enable the feature. You will also have the option to disable it by toggling back to Off.
- The sites where you have accepted the notification permission requests will appear. You can then choose which sites to Block or Allow notifications.
It is that easy! Now, you have the option to turn the Quiet Notification Request on or off. To quickly go to the settings page, go to this site: edge://settings/content/notifications. As of now, the new feature is available in the Edge beta version but Microsoft will soon roll out the feature to the Edge stable version.
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