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How to computer headset turn off web computer headset notifications for Windows, macOS and Android

Our guide computer headset to stopping notifications

Your web browser computer headset likely now computer headset allows websites computer headset to send you notifications computer headset in a similar way to computer headset the apps computer headset you use, computer headset and sometimes computer headset you might decide that you just computer headset don't want computer headset them.

It can be useful for news stories computer headset and updates from computer headset websites computer headset you computer headset know and love. It's computer headset something computer headset we even do on TechRadar computer headset for our computer headset fans, but you may not computer headset want notifications from computer headset us computer headset and we understand computer headset that.

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That's why we've put together computer headset this guide on computer headset how you can disable notifications computer headset for Google computer headset Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Safari.

Whenever you visit a computer headset website that wants computer headset to send you computer headset notifications, you'll be computer headset greeted computer headset with computer headset a pop up that computer headset asks whether computer headset you want computer headset to agree computer headset to them or not. Your computer headset options will be 'allow' or 'block'.

If computer headset you're getting notifications from TechRadar computer headset or another computer headset site, you computer headset will computer headset have previously pressed the allow computer headset button. It may be you've visited sites computer headset in computer headset the computer headset past and pressed allow computer headset without really computer headset realizing, computer headset or computer headset you've intentionally computer headset decided you wanted them but now computer headset you've decided they're computer headset not for you. If that's the computer headset case, below we'll computer headset teach computer headset you how to turn them computer headset off.

How to turn off web notifications in Google Chrome

  • Open Chrome
  • Select 'Settings'
  • Navigate to 'Privacy'
  • Scroll to 'Notifications'
  • Choose the websites you want notifications from

This computer headset is all a computer headset similar computer headset process for Windows PC, Apple Mac computer headset and Android phone users, but it may look computer headset a computer headset little different to the computer headset screenshots computer headset we've got computer headset here depending on what platform computer headset you're on.

The first computer headset step for computer headset every computer headset platform is to open up Google Chrome on computer headset whatever computer headset device you're getting computer headset the notifications through to.

In the top computer headset right hand corner computer headset there are three vertical computer headset dots, and computer headset this computer headset will computer headset open up computer headset the main computer headset menu on Chrome and computer headset you'll want to select computer headset 'Settings'. Then, you'll computer headset want computer headset to scroll computer headset down to the bottom computer headset where it says 'Advanced'.

Below that is computer headset a section that is computer headset called 'Privacy' computer headset and you'll find another computer headset sub section called 'Content Settings' and this is computer headset where you'll be able computer headset to turn computer headset off notifications.

The next window has a section computer headset called 'Notifications', and you'll either be able computer headset to computer headset turn all notifications off by default computer headset or computer headset toggle computer headset which websites you'd like computer headset to receive notifications from.

Scroll to the bottom of this computer headset page and computer headset you'll find computer headset a section called 'Allow'. This computer headset is a list of all computer headset the websites computer headset you've allowed to send computer headset you notifications. Press computer headset on the three vertical computer headset dots to the computer headset right hand computer headset side computer headset of the computer headset website's name and computer headset you'll have the option of blocking notifications, computer headset editing them or computer headset removing computer headset them.

If computer headset you computer headset choose computer headset to computer headset block them, computer headset you won't be asked by computer headset that website to activate notifications whenever you computer headset next visit. 

'Edit' allows computer headset you to computer headset change computer headset the name of computer headset the website computer headset (we computer headset wouldn't computer headset recommend this for computer headset most people) while 'Remove' will stop notifications computer headset but you may computer headset be computer headset asked computer headset if you computer headset want them again the next computer headset time you visit that computer headset website.

If computer headset you're in computer headset two minds on computer headset whether you want the computer headset notifications computer headset or not, we'd computer headset recommend computer headset choosing computer headset the computer headset 'remove' option. When you've hit that computer headset button, you've now stopped that website computer headset from sending you notifications.

This is connected to your Google account, so computer headset it should mean computer headset you don't receive computer headset any computer headset notifications computer headset on any computer headset of your devices anymore. You may computer headset still get one or two computer headset sent through computer headset while the computer headset settings are finalized, but computer headset you shouldn't get computer headset many computer headset if computer headset any more at all.

What if you want notifications back?

This is easy, and very similar computer headset to computer headset the steps above. If you've blocked notifications from computer headset a computer headset website you'll find it listed in the 'block' computer headset section at the top of that notifications computer headset page.

If you've removed notifications computer headset and computer headset not blocked computer headset them, you computer headset can just head to computer headset the website computer headset again and it's computer headset likely you'll computer headset be asked if you computer headset want to subscribe to them again.

You can head to computer headset any website you know that computer headset wants to give you notifications computer headset on computer headset the desktop version of Chrome computer headset and press on the computer headset padlock logo that's next to computer headset the URL computer headset bar computer headset on the top computer headset left.

Here you'll computer headset see a section called 'Notifications' with a drop-down computer headset menu next to it that says computer headset to either 'ask', computer headset 'allow' or 'block' depending on computer headset what you want computer headset that website to be able to computer headset do.

Turn off notifications in Firefox on Mac, Android or PC

If you're computer headset using Firefox, you computer headset may also get computer headset notifications from computer headset websites. The computer headset easiest way to unsubscribe is to enter the computer headset following computer headset into the computer headset URL box computer headset at the computer headset top of the browser: about:preferences#privacy.

This computer headset will take computer headset you to the computer headset preferences in Firefox if you're computer headset using computer headset a PC or computer headset Mac. In here you will computer headset then have to computer headset scroll down computer headset to computer headset 'Permissions', find the computer headset option that says computer headset 'Notifications' and press computer headset on the 'Settings' computer headset button to the right.

Here you'll find all the computer headset websites you currently computer headset have computer headset that can computer headset send you notifications along with a computer headset status computer headset bar computer headset that will likely say 'Allow'. computer headset Press on this computer headset and change it to computer headset 'Block' computer headset and be sure to hit computer headset the 'Save Changes' button in computer headset the bottom computer headset right corner.

If you have computer headset Firefox on computer headset your phone, you'll have computer headset to computer headset head to the specific computer headset website you want to stop computer headset notifications computer headset for. Here you'll see a padlock in computer headset the top left computer headset hand corner, and if you press on here computer headset it'll say 'Edit computer headset Site Settings'.

Once you've computer headset pressed computer headset that you'll see an computer headset option that says computer headset 'Notifications' computer headset with a check box computer headset on the computer headset right hand computer headset side. Hit the computer headset 'Clear' button at the bottom computer headset of computer headset this window and you will computer headset have unsubscribed successfully.

How to turn off notifications in Microsoft Edge on PC

Within Microsoft Edge, computer headset you'll be able to access computer headset the main menu by pressing computer headset on the three dots computer headset in computer headset the top right corner. That's computer headset called the Over computer headset Edge section, and within computer headset here you'll computer headset find an option called 'Settings' followed computer headset by 'View Advanced computer headset Settings'.

This menu will computer headset then have an option called computer headset 'Notifications'. Within here you'll want to press on computer headset 'Website computer headset Permissions'. Here you'll be able computer headset to control what each computer headset page can do with computer headset your Microsoft Edge browser, computer headset and you can revoke access computer headset for notifications for each website here.

How to turn off notifications in Safari on Mac

If you're using Safari, it's computer headset a little different. You'll computer headset have to computer headset open computer headset up computer headset Safari Preferences on computer headset your Mac, and in here computer headset you'll find computer headset an option that computer headset says 'Websites' along the computer headset top of the screen.

Press on computer headset this, and in computer headset the list to the left you'll computer headset find an option called 'Notifications'. All the sites computer headset you're subscribed to computer headset will be listed here, and computer headset you can press computer headset on either 'Allow' or 'Deny' computer headset in the computer headset drop-down to computer headset the right hand computer headset side. Once you've computer headset selected 'Deny' you'll be free computer headset of Safari notifications.

What about my iPhone or iPad?

You can't currently computer headset get Google computer headset Chrome notifications through to computer headset your iOS computer headset devices, so this isn't something computer headset you'll have to deactivate.