The web browsing experience is becoming more and more intrusive, thanks to modern pop-up ads and autoplay videos with sound that no one has requested (luckily you can stop playing videos) and stay as a uninvited guest in our browser tabs. To make matters worse, almost every modern website tries to act nicely by asking if you want to receive notifications from them. Although I felt like I had more control over my notifications at first, those notification requests have evolved into a visual annoyance that manifests itself every time I visit a new web page. I’m fed up with these endless notification requests, I found a way to block them permanently which inspired me to write this little guide so you know how to block those annoying search notifications.
How to prevent websites from requesting access to notifications
Block notification access requests in Chrome for PC and Android
1. To start, click on the three vertical dots located in the upper right corner of your Chrome browser and choose Settings .
2. In Settings, scroll until you find the settings advanced settings which are hidden by default and can be expanded by clicking on the “Advanced” text.
3. Click on Site settings which is under the tab Privacy and Security .
4. In the site settings, choose Notifications.
5. In the notifications settings, you will be able to view all the websites for which you have allowed access to notifications and those for which you have also denied access to notifications. By default, the notification setting is set to Ask before sending that you must replace with Blocked by toggling on the toggle button found on the page to block these notification access requests.
Block notification access requests in Chromium Edge
1. To turn off notification access requests in the latest Chromium-based Edge, click on the three-dot menu icon in the upper right corner of the browser and choose Settings .
2. In the side panel, click Site permissions and search Notifications in the list of authorization settings.
3. In Notifications you will find the same request before sending, which must be switched to Blocked, just like Google Chrome (the browser is based on the Chromium project) and you can browse in peace without worrying about notification requests.
Block notification access requests in Firefox for PC
1. Click on the menu with three lines located in the upper right corner of the Firefox browser and choose Options.
2. In the side panel, go to Private life and security, then scroll down until you find Notifications under the tab Permissions .
3. Click on the Settings button located to the right of Notifications to manage the list of web pages that you have allowed or that have blocked access to notifications.
4. You will see a checkbox indicating Block new requests asking to allow notifications . It will be deselected by default, which is why you are getting all these notification requests. Leave the setting enabled and click Save Changes to confirm the changes and you’re done.
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This is how you will get rid of those annoying notification permission requests in your browser. Let us know if you found this useful in the comments.