How to manage browser notifications

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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  • We've got so used to notifications on all our devices, but what about web browser notifications?
  • In today’s article, we’ll show you how to change notification settings in your web browser.
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Browser notifications can be useful at times, and they can provide you with the latest updates from the websites or web apps that you use.

Configuring your notifications is easier than you think, and today we’ll show you how to adjust these settings in all popular browsers.

How do I configure browser notifications?


1. Opera

  1. Open the Opera menu and select Settings.
  2. When the Settings tab opens, expand the Advanced section and select Privacy & security. Navigate to Site Settings in the right pane.
    site settings opera browser notifications
  3. Now select Notifications.
    notifications opera browser notifications

Now you can adjust notifications settings as you wish.

If you’re not familiar with Opera, you should know that this browser is rather light on your resources, so it should be able to handle any website with ease.

The browser comes with a built-in ad blocker for faster loading times, and with a VPN tool that offers unlimited bandwidth for free.

Opera uses the same browsing engine as Chrome which means that it fully supports Chrome extensions.

If you’re a social network user, you’ll be pleased to learn about the available integrated messengers for the most popular social media platforms, such as Instagram, Whats App or Twitter.

Opera is available on all major desktop and mobile platforms, and if you haven’t tried it, this might be the perfect moment.



Try the Opera browser to enjoy a lot of unique features that will make surfing the Internet a sheer delight.

2. Chromeconfigure notifications in chrome

  1. Click the Menu button and choose Settings.
  2. In the Privacy and security section select Site settings.
  3. Now click on Notifications.

From there you should be able to block or allow all notifications or select the notifications you want to allow.

3. Firefox

  1. Click the Menu button and select Options.
  2. Go to the Privacy & Security In the right pane, locate Notifications, and click the Settings button next to it.
    privacy and security firefox browser notifications

From there you should be able to manage all your notifications.

4. Microsoft Edge

For older versions of Edge:

  1. Click the Menu button and choose Settings.
  2. Go to Advanced and click on Manage permissions button.
    manage permissions edge browser notifications
  3. From there you should be able to manage all your notifications.

For the newer version of Edge:

  1. Click the Menu button and select Settings.
  2. Choose Site permissions from the left pane. In the right pane select Notifications.
  3. Now configure your notifications as you wish.
    site permissions edge browser notifications

Configuring your notifications is rather easy, and you should be able to do it by following the instructions from this guide. If you found this article helpful, let us know in the comments below.

FAQ: Learn more about browsers

  • How do browser notifications work?

After the user allows browser notifications from a specific source, the web application or website will send them using the API to your browser.

  • How do I get rid of Chrome notifications?

To get rid of Chrome notifications, you need to open the Settings tab in Chrome and go to Site Settings, then to Notifications. From there you can block all notifications.

  • What is a browser notification?

Browser notification is a clickable rich content message sent to your device by a website or a web application.

  • Are push notifications safe?

Push notifications are usually safe, but certain websites can use notifications for advertising or fraudulent services.