Both Safari and Chrome offer website notifications feature where if you head to a popular news site, you will be presented with a popup that asks you to enable push notifications for the site. If you click on Allow button, you will then receive notifications for articles published on the site. But if you find that this feature is not useful for you and is really a nuisance, you can definitely disable it. And here’s how to do it.
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Steps to Disable Push Notifications Popups In Safari
Step 1: On your Mac, launch Safari, choose Safari from the menu bar, and then click on Preferences…
Step 2: Choose the Notifications tab.
Step 3: Now, at the bottom, uncheck the box next to Allow websites to ask for permission to send push notifications. This will prevent the popups that ask if you want to enable push notifications for a website.
Step 4: If you have already subscribed to some sites that you would like to disable, simply click on Remove All.
Steps to Disable Push Notification Popups in Chrome
Step 1: While you are in Chrome, click on the three dotted menu button in the upper right corner of the web browser, and then click on Settings.
Step 2: Scroll down until you see the Show advanced settings option, just click on it.
Step 3: Under Privacy section, click on Content settings…
Step 4: You are now presented with the Pop-ups section, simply select Do not allow any site to show notifications in order to disable all push notification popups.
Step 5: If you would like to disable notification access to any website you have graded it already, under Content Settings…, you click on Manage exceptions. Now, you locate the site in question and remove it.
That’s it. Push notification popups for websites won’t show up every time you go to a news site. Got any questions? Drop us a line in the comments section below.