How to Turn Off Website Notifications on Windows 11

Website Notifications

Everything you need to know about managing website notifications for Chrome and Edge in Windows 11.

Notifications from websites really help you get informed about any critical mail or a message. You can also get notified regarding a change in a shared file or upload of one. The use cases are endless.

However, notifications do not always prove to be beneficial to the receiver. They can really hamper productivity with the delivery of notifications from non-critical websites.

Fortunately, you can turn off notifications from individual websites, or choose to get them delivered quietly to you so they do not interrupt you in between other tasks, or otherwise, you can also choose to completely turn them off.

Since a majority of Windows users rely on Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge for their daily browsing needs, we are going to cover both of them in this article.

Turn Off Website Notifications for Chrome

There are a variety of ways you can disable the notifications for Chrome. You can use quieter delivery of notifications, you can use Focus Assist on your Windows 11 machine, you can also choose to not receive notifications from a specific website or you can completely disable the notifications altogether if you wish to do so.

Use Quieter Messaging Feature on Chrome

Quieter messaging kicks in when you ignore multiple notifications from a website and don’t let more notification prompts interrupt you. Moreover, it also automatically blocks the websites from delivering notifications if other Chrome users typically do not allow it to do so.

To enable the feature, launch the Chrome app on your Windows machine from the desktop, Start Menu, or the taskbar.

Next, click on the kebab menu (three vertical dots) present in the top right corner of the screen. Then, choose the ‘Settings’ option.

After that, click on the ‘Privacy & security’ tab situated in the panel situated to the left of your screen.

Next, click on the ‘Site settings’ tile present to the right of the window.

Then, scroll down to the ‘Permissions’ section and locate the ‘Notifications’ tile, then click on it.

Now, click on the radio button preceding the ‘Use quieter messaging’ option to enable the feature.

And that’s pretty much it, now onwards Chrome will automatically silence notifications from a website if you ignore multiple notifications to limit the interruptions.

Use Focus Assist to Limit Interruptions

Focus assist as the name suggests is a versatile tool to help you focus on your priority tasks and not let yourself indulge in non-productive tasks by only allowing notifications from selected apps.

The great thing about Focus assist is, it can also show you a summary of all the missed notifications during the time it was active and help you get up to speed with what happening in the world later in the day.

To enable Focus assist on your machine, head to the Settings app from the Start Menu. Alternatively, you can also press the Windows+I shortcut on your keyboard to launch the app.

Next, click on the ‘System’ tab present to the left of the window.

Then, locate and click on the ‘Focus assist’ tile.

Now, click on the radio button preceding the ‘Priority only’ option to allow notifications from apps included in the priority list. In case you wish to see the list of apps currently in the list or add/remove apps from it, click on the ‘Customize priority list’ option.

After that, click the checkbox preceding the ‘Show summary of what I missed when focus assist was on’.

You can also choose a duration for the Focus assist to be enabled during the day along with what days it should be enabled by clicking on the ‘During these times’ tile present under the ‘Automatic rules’ section.

You can really customize the Focus assist to suit your needs and help you in limiting the interruptions and allow you to be more productive.

Customize Notification Delivery From Windows Settings

Windows also allow you to customize the delivery of notifications arriving from Chrome. You can choose to only have a visual banner for a notification, or you can choose to have the notifications delivered quietly to the notification center, or you can even have just an audio clue.

To customize notification delivery, head to the Settings app from the Start Menu of your Windows 11 device.

Next, click on the ‘System’ tab from the left sidebar present on the settings window.

After that, click on the ‘Notifications’ tile.

Now, scroll down and locate the ‘Google Chrome’ tile under the ‘Notifications from apps and other senders’ section and click on it.

Then, if you wish to only see a visual banner upon the arrival of a notification and do not wish to hear a sound; toggle the switch to the ‘Off’ position present right underneath the ‘Play a sound when a notification arrives’.

In case you do not wish to receive a visual banner but get a chime upon the arrival of a notification, uncheck the checkbox preceding the ‘Show notification banners’ option and toggle the switch to the ‘On’ position present under the ‘Play a sound when a notification arrives’.

You can also turn off both the audio and visual clues for the arriving notifications and get them quietly delivered to the notification center by unchecking the checkbox preceding the ‘Show notification banners’ and toggling the switch to the ‘Off’ position situated right underneath the ‘Play a sound when a notification arrives’

You can also set different combinations and permutations using the available options to suit your needs, or you can even disable the notifications completely by toggling the switch to the ‘Off’ position present under the ‘Notifications’ section.

Turn Off Notifications for Specific Websites in Chrome

Chrome also allows you to turn off notifications from specific websites while leaving settings for every other website as is.

To do so, launch Chrome on your computer from the desktop, Start Menu, or the taskbar.

Next, click on the kebab menu (three vertical dots) icon present in the top right corner of the window and choose the ‘Settings’ option from the overflow menu.

Then, click on the ‘Privacy & security’ tab present on the left panel.

Next, locate and click on the ‘Site settings’ tile.

After that, locate the ‘Notifications’ tile under the ‘Permissions’ section and click on it.

Now, head to the ‘Allowed to send notifications’ section and locate the website you wish to block notifications for.

Then, click on the kebab menu (three vertical dots) icon present at the far right edge of each website row and choose the ‘Block’ option.

And that’s it, you will no longer receive notifications from that particular website.

Entirely Disable Website Notifications in Chrome Settings

You can also completely turn off notifications for all websites if you wish to do so.

To do that, from the Chrome settings page, click on the ‘Privacy & security’ tab present on the left panel.

Next, click on the ‘Site settings’ tile.

Then, click on the ‘Notifications’ tile situated under the ‘Permissions’ section.

Finally, click on the radio button preceding the ‘Don’t allow sites to send notifications’ option.


Turn Off Website Notifications for Edge

If you prefer Edge as your board to surf the infinite Internet, there are multiple options to manage or turn off website notifications to suit your needs.

Use Quiet Notifications Instead

Quiet notifications in edge will not display a visual banner anywhere on the screen allowing you to focus on the task at hand.

To enable Quite notifications, launch the Edge app from the Start Menu, Desktop, or taskbar of your Windows machine.

Next, click on the ellipsis icon (three horizontal dots) present in the top right corner of the window. Next, select the ‘Settings’ option from the overflow menu.

After that, click on the ‘Cookies and site permissions’ tab present in the left panel.

Then, locate the ‘Notifications’ tile from the ‘All permissions’ section and click on it.

Finally, toggle the switch to the ‘On’ position present at the far right edge of the ‘Quiet notification requests’ field.

Turn Off Notifications for Specific Websites

Microsoft Edge also allows you to turn off notifications from specific websites while not disturbing the notification delivery from critical websites.

To do so, launch the Edge browser from the Start Menu, taskbar, or the desktop of your Windows 11 computer.

Next, click on the ellipsis (three horizontal dots) present in the top right corner of the screen. Then, click to choose the ‘Settings’ option from the overflow menu.

After that, from the panel present to the left of the screen, locate and click on the ‘Cookies and site permission’ tab.

Next, locate and click on ‘Notifications’ tile.

Then, locate the website you do not wish to receive notifications, from the ‘Allow’ section. Next, click on the individual ellipsis icon present at the far right edge of each website row and choose the ‘Block’ option.

Entirely Disable Website Notifications in Edge

In case you do not wish to receive any sort of notifications from the Edge browser, you can completely disable them.

To do so, from the Edge Settings page, click on the ‘Cookies and site permissions’ present in the left sidebar.

Then, click on the ‘Notifications’ tile present under the ‘All permissions’ section.

After that, locate the ‘Ask before sending’ tile and toggle the following switch to the ‘Off’ position to permanently turn off the notifications from Edge.


That’s it, folks, these are all the ways you can manage website notifications on your Windows 11 computer.