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How to Unsubscribe from Push Notifications on Chrome

Looking for a way to unsubscribe from web push notifications on Chrome?

Then, this is the right article for you. We’re going to give you 3 ways to unsubscribe from web push notifications on Chrome that are going to work no matter what operating system you use.

We get that it’s really annoying to receive push notifications from many websites that abuse your subscription. At PushEngage, we have a very strict Fair Usage Policy that ensures your customers won’t get annoyed by an avalanche of push notifications.

More importantly, PushEngage is also GDPR-compliant by design. So, it ensures that anyone creating push notifications using PushEngage gives their subscribers a clear way to unsubscribe.

But the methods in this article will work even if the ones sending you the push notifications aren’t using PushEngage.

Sounds good? Let’s dive in.

How to Enable Push Notifications from a Site

We’ll start with how you can receive push notifications from a site.

All you have to do is go to any site and when the push notification opt-in appears, click on Allow:

PushEngage Opt-in

Some sites have double opt-in for push notifications. In that case, after you click on Allow, you’ll have to confirm that you really want to subscribe to the push notifications.

Double Opt-in

And that’s all!

How to Unsubscribe from Push Notifications On Chrome

You can unsubscribe from push notifications on Chrome by:

  • Clicking on the disable notifications option directly from a notification
  • Clicking on an unsubscribe button from a website widget for push notifications
  • Blocking notifications from all sites on Chrome
  • Managing permissions for specific sites to send you web push notifications

Disabling push notifications on Chrome is a little more complicated than enabling them. But it’s not difficult to do. All you have to do is follow the steps in any of the methods given below.

Let’s get started.

Method #1: Unsubscribe from a Notification You Received

Let’s start with the simplest method to unsubscribe from push notifications.

The second you receive a push notification on Chrome, you can right-click on the notification. This will give you a single-click option to disable push notifications from a particular website:

Unsubscribe push notification Chrome

NOTE: This method only works if you just received a push notification. If you dismissed the notification from the notification tray, this won’t work. In that situation, try the other methods instead.

Method #2: Unsubscribe from the Website Sending You Notifications

The push notifications you receive will be from different websites. If you want to disable push notifications from a specific website, you can head over to their website. Check for an unsubscribe button on their page:

unsubscribe button for push notification

Click on it and confirm that you want to unsubscribe:

unsubscribe confirmation

And you should be unsubscribed from any future web push notifications by that site.

The only problem with this method is that it’s entirely up to the website to create and display an unsubscribe button. If they don’t have that, the next method will work for sure.

Method #3: Block Notifications from the Site Using Chrome Permissions

This idea is somewhat similar to the previous idea. You do have to go to the website that’s sending push notifications. But this method is way more effective, and it doesn’t depend on the site creating an unsubscribe button for you.

In the URL bar, click on the padlock, and in the drop-down, you’ll see Notifications:

Chrome Settings block notification

Change the permission from Allow to Block, and you’ll be able to disable push notifications from that specific site.

Method #4: Manage All Push Notifications Using Chrome Settings

We’ve been saving the best for last. This method isn’t a one-click method like the others. But it’s going to work 100% of the time.

Open a new browser tab and go to chrome://settings/content to get started.

Head over to Permissions » Notifications:

Chrome Content Settings

And then, click the arrow next to it. Scroll down to Allowed to send notifications:

Allowed Notifications

This is a list of all sites that can send you web push notifications. We recommend that you don’t deactivate any of the core Google services, such as Gmail. But whatever notifications you’re subscribed to will show up here. Find the one you want to disable.

Click on the arrow next to it and scroll down to Permissions » Notifications:

Notification Permissions

And change that permission from Allow to Block.

That’s all! You’re done. This method will work no matter what OS or device you use as long as you’re using the Chrome browser.

Wrapping Up

That’s all for this one, folks!

If you found that to be helpful, leave a comment below.

PushEngage is the #1 push notification software in the world. And we don’t condone spamming subscribers with too many push notifications. So, if you’re looking to create and send push notifications for your own that won’t annoy other people, get started with PushEngage today!

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