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How to Access and Manage Push Notifications Settings in Popular Browsers

Push notifications are useful until they start giving unnecessary information. Nowadays, websites, apps, and even extensions send push notifications with some messages or alerts. These notifications can come on your computer, phone, or other devices screen, even when the apps or websites are not open or active. There are various reasons for the push notifications; it could be the latest news, new launch, or price drop, and some advertisements.

When it comes to push notifications from browsers, most of the browsers provide users with the capability to manage it. Here is how to access and manage push notification settings in popular browsers like Google Chrome, Safari, and Mozilla Firefox, of any operating system.

How to manage push notifications in Google Chrome

The instructions given below will work on all popular OS, including, Windows, Chrome OS, Mac OS X, and Linux. Perform these steps on your device to manage push notifications.

1.    Launch your ‘Chrome’ browser and go the menu. Click on the ‘Dotted icon’ at the upper right corner to open Chrome menu.

2.    Now, click on ‘Settings’ in the Chrome menu. It is at the bottom in the list and clicking it will open the Chrome settings page. You can also enter ‘chrome://settings’ in the top address bar to directly visit Chrome settings.

3.    In Chrome’s settings tab, scroll down to the bottom of the page. And, click on the ‘Advanced’ button. Doing so opens the Chrome’s advanced settings.

4.    Now, scroll down slowly and stop when you see ‘Privacy and Security’ heading.

5.    Click on ‘Content settings’ in the Privacy and Security section.

6.    Scroll down in the Content Settings and click on ‘Notifications.’ This will open the Notification settings with the options to manage notifications.

7.    Use the toggle switch of the choice you want to use. If you don’t want to get push notifications from the websites or apps, then add it to the ‘Block’ section.

8.    Click the ‘Add’ button and add the website to the ‘Block’ or ‘Allow’ section as you want.

How to manage push notifications in Safari

Since Safari is the default browser of macOS, the below instructions will only work on Mac OS X.

1.    Launch your ‘Safari’ browser and open the menu from the top.

2.    Now, click on ‘Preferences’ in the menu to open the Preferences window. If you find this process difficult, then use ‘Command + Comma (,)’ button to go there.

3.    In the Preferences window, click on ‘Notifications.’ Doing so opens the Notification settings with the websites you’ve allowed to send push notifications. Here you’ll also see two choices ‘Allow’ and ‘Deny’ next to each site.

4.    Find the websites annoying you with the push notifications, and turn off its notifications.

5.    Now, go to the bottom of Notification page to reset the permission for individual or all listed websites. Here you’ll see ‘Remove’ and ‘Remove All’ option, use it to reset the preferences for the website(s) you want.

Once you reset the permission for one or more websites, the website will no longer be able to send your push notifications. The site will ask you again for sending the push notifications when you revisit it.

How to manage push notifications in Mozilla Firefox

Almost all popular operating system supports Mozilla Firefox. You can download and use it on your system to browse the internet. The instructions given here will work on your Windows, Chrome OS, Mac OS X, as well as Linux computer.

1.    Launch your ‘Firefox’ browser and type “about:preferences” in the address field.

2.    Press ‘Enter’ to open the Preferences tab.

3.    Open the ‘Privacy & Security’ section from the left menu.

4.    Now, scroll down until you see the ‘Permissions’ heading.

5.    Look for Notification in the Permissions and click the ‘Settings’ button in front of it.

6.    Settings – Notification Permissions dialog will pop up on the screen with the website you’ve allowed to send push notifications.

7.    View the website you want to manage push notification for and use the ‘Status’ column to manage it.

8.    After that, click on ‘Save Changes’ button.

The changes you’ve created in settings will be saved but may take effect when you restart your Firefox browser.

Tips: If you’re using Microsoft Edge browser, then you can manage push notifications in it from the ‘Advanced Settings.’

Emily Williams is a self-professed security expert; she has been making the people aware of the security threats. Her passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. She writes for McAfee security products at mcafee.com/activate.

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