Technology Chrome update lets users reduce number of invasive notification requests

16:21  09 january  2020
16:21  09 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

Chrome for Android has just solved one of the web's most irritating problems

  Chrome for Android has just solved one of the web's most irritating problems Chrome takes a leaf out of Firefox's book by making websites notification alerts more subtle.The browser already has some options for customizing how these alerts appear, but the new setting aims (called 'Quieter notification permission prompts') is new for anyone using Chrome Canary on their phone or tablet.

Chrome is cutting down on annoying browser notifications with its latest update . As part of this "quieter" new notification process for desktop and mobile, Chrome will automatically enable the new UI for users who tend to Google has been experimenting with less invasive prompts since last year.

Chrome currently only supports the Push API for subscriptions that will result in user -visible messages. Instead, spec authors are exploring the notion of a budget API which will allow web apps a certain number of silent push messages based on the usage of a web app.

To reduce the number of interruptions users face during workflow while browsing the web, Chrome will be giving them the ability to mute distracting notifications in the latest version of the web browser.

a man in a dark room: Chrome gives users more power to control browser interface notifications.© AFP PHOTO/Kimihiro Hoshino Chrome gives users more power to control browser interface notifications.

On Tuesday, a post was published on Chrome's official blog stating that the invasive alerts for unsolicited permissions requests will be quieted.

These pop-up notification requests have been a source of distraction for a great deal of people, and as a result, Chrome has amassed an abundance of interface complaints because of them. The next version of the browser, Chrome 80, will allow users to lessen the invasiveness of these prompts or completely eliminate them.

More subtle alerts can be either opted-into within the browser settings, or Chrome will automatically activate them by default if you have a history of blocking the notifications. Websites with a low rate of permission acceptances will automatically have these alerts quieted.

Users will be able to select what the notification interface looks like or disactivate them automatically as of Tuesday.

This control is available now on both the web and mobile versions of Chrome 80.

Google is finally cutting down on Android app notification overload .
For a few months now, Android users have been taking to Reddit and Google Support forums to question the seeming disappearance of Google Play Store notifications that should have notified them of the successful completion of an app update. "I've noticed recently that notifications that you have app updates available as well as the notifications saying that an app (was) auto-updated have gone missing," one Reddit user noted. "I haven't changedTurns out, it wasn’t some sort of bug — Google has actually done this on purpose, presumably to help people better manage and deal with the flood of incoming notifications they get throughout the day.

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