When you open up any website over Microsoft Edge, you’d be asked by that particular site to grant it access for desktop notifications. These notification access permission pop-ups are meant to help you get frequent notifications from sites that are of maximum importance to you. Mostly, these sites include your preferred email client addresses, news sites, and maybe browser links to chat apps such as Skype.
Microsoft Edge has come up with a solution to help users avoid unnecessary pop-ups and notification requests which often becomes annoying. The Quiet Notification feature is now available for all users of the new Microsoft Edge and can be activated on any version above Edge 84.
Let’s learn more about Quiet Notifications and why they are helpful:
Why Does Users May Need to Get Rid of Notification Access Requests?
These desktop notification requests on Edge, if accepted, can help improve your productivity and make your daily work easier and efficient. However, since these notification requests appear for every other website, it becomes heavily annoying to react to them. Users can’t even continue their web session if they do not allow/block desktop notification access to these sites.
Besides, there are several sites which run spam notifications, and if they’re granted permission to show desktop notifications, your browsing session may be at severe harm. But above all, the Quiet Notifications feature is meant to remove distractions and make users’ web browsing experience on Edge more flexible.
What Happens When You Turn On Quiet Notifications on Edge?
With Quiet Notifications turned on, users visiting any site during their browsing session on Microsoft Edge will not be directly prompted with a request to grant that site desktop notifications requests. However, this does not mean that Edge won’t let users allow specific sites to show desktop notifications at all.
In Quiet Notifications, the notification access request is added as a side icon beside the address bar on Microsoft Edge browser. In case you need to allow or block notifications to a particular site, you can manually head to that icon and choose your preference.
This way, you’ll be able to manage desktop notifications from sites surfed over Microsoft Edge browser without being always prompted or annoyed by a separate notification access bar on each website.
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How to Enable Quiet Notifications on Microsoft Edge Browser?
Though earlier the Quiet Notifications feature on Edge was available for preview, it has been now added as an integrated feature on Microsoft Edge Version 84 and above. Here’s how you can enable Quiet Notifications on Microsoft Edge and stop the sites from nudging you for notifications:
Step 1: Open Microsoft Edge on your computer.
Step 2: Head to the horizontal ellipses on the top-right corner of Edge homepage.
Step 3: Head to Settings.
Step 4: In the Settings menu, click on Hamburger button (signified by three horizontal lines).
Step 5: Head to Site Permissions.
Step 6: Click on Notifications option.
Step 7: In the Notification Permissions section, toggle on the Quiet Notifications button to enable the feature on Edge browser on your PC.
How to Use Quiet Notifications Feature on Edge Browser
While opening a site, users are usually prompted by a small box near the address bar where the site wishes for permission to send users desktop notifications. For example, see the image below:
This happens for many websites over the web. To remove this poo-up and get rid of the annoyance ot causes, you can toggle on the Quiet Notification feature using the steps mentioned under the previous sub-heading.
Now, when you load the site, a small bell icon will be added to the address bar on Edge browser which will be a sign for notifications blocked on the browser. The sign would look like the one below:
Now in case you want to permit site for notifications, just follow the simple steps below:
Step 1: Click on the Bell button for Notifications.
Step 2: Select Allow for Site.
This way, you can manually manage which sites are to be allowed to send you desktop notifications and which sites shall be blocked from doing so. This offers more control to users to choose their site preferences and prevent themselves from getting these annoying pop-ups all the time.
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