Jan
27
2011

Enable desktop notifications in Chrome for Gmail, Chat & Calendar

Enable Chat & Mail Notifications for Gmail

Gmail desktop notifications let you know when you have a new email or Chat message. When you enable these notifications, you’ll see a pop-up when new messages arrive so that even if you’re not looking at your Gmail, you’ll still know when someone wants to talk to you. For now, these notifications are available only if you use Google Chrome as your browser.

Desktop notifications in Chrome

Chat notifications are enabled by default. You can disable them in your Gmail settings. To enable or disable email or Chat notifications, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Settings link in the upper-right corner of Gmail.
  2. On the General tab, select the option you’d like in the Desktop Notifications section. You’ll be able to turn Chat notifications on or off, and can also choose to turn email notifications off, receive notifications for all incoming email, or only those Gmail marks ‘important’.notification_chrome_1
  3. Click Save.

If you are not yet allowed Chrome to show desktop notifications, you will get a message to allow to show notifications.

Allow

 

Enable Desktop Notification For Google Calendar

  1. Go to the Labs tab under Calendar Settings
  2. Turn on "Gentle Reminders"notification_chrome_Cal
  3. Click Save

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Currently These desktop notifications work only in Google Chrome for Windows and Google Chrome beta for Linux.

Disable Notifications

You can disable in Gmail/Calendar settings or we can disable all the notifications by

  1. Go to Chrome Options
  2. Select “Under the Hood” tab
  3. Click on “Content Settings”
  4. Select “Notifications”
  5. Change the Desktop Notifications Settings

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Author: Arun Vishnu

2 Comments + Add Comment

  • Dude. Thank you. This was driving me nuts this morning after updating my OS and switching back over to Chrome.

  • Welcome :-)

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