Microsoft may end browser notification soon


Microsoft has devised a fix for this on its Edge browser so that might come as a bit of relief for Windows users. The IT giant is rolling out ‘Quiet notification requests’ for the Chromium-based Edge browser version 84.

Microsoft explained in a blog post that the new feature has been introduced to reduce the prominence of notification requests so as the user can focus on the task at hand instead of getting distracted by these notifications.

At the same time, by clubbing all the notifications under one icon, users can check them as and when they can and not miss an important notification.

For Chrome too, if a user wants to check a notification, they can click on the bell icon. There is also an option to allow notifications from a particular site while still blocking others.

This new feature is enabled by default for all Microsoft Edge users and if you want your notifications to show up, you just need to head over to Settings and configure it.

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Microsoft said that they have opted to turn on this setting by default due to high volumes of user feedback about unwanted notification subscriptions. The company is also hoping that quiet notification requests will help reduce unintentional subscriptions.

Microsoft also mentioned on the blog that they are working on improving notification reception and interaction experience through their future updates.