It is common to log into a site for the first time and receive notice that the page wants to show notifications, with the option to allow or block. Although it is a useful feature – we use the feature for offer alerts, new reviews, and special reports – some people bother to receive these warnings.
With that in mind, Google is considering blocking the feature, either by muting alerts or reducing the incidence on the page you visit. The feature is being tested on the Android version of the browser, as noted by the XDA-Developers team, which found new functions added in the chrome: // flags URL.
Recently, the browser has added functions such as the password leak extension or sending pages to smartphones and using fingerprints to log in to Android.
One of the functions is # quiet-notification-prompts ”, which promises notification prompts to allow notifications to be less intrusive by switching the dialog box to a more simplified version.
One of the differences to the previous dialogs is the range of options, with three different levels: the first one causes the browser to send a notification of its own, saying that it has picked up the request from the site and asking the user how to proceed while the second one goes on. the same pattern as the first, but with a brief popup at the top of the screen. The third is a clear warning that Chrome has blocked the notification request and silenced it.
However, all three options show one thing in practice: the user, if the option does not mature, is just changing the push sender. Instead of the site, Chrome will send the notification. But at least the browser client will have more choice on how to proceed.
In the trial version of Chrome for desktops, there are fewer options, but they will work less invasively, with possibilities similar to those of AdBlock, with icons appearing in the browser address bar, and the user will have the option to create alert exceptions. received. It is also possible that after three manual locks the system will understand that the customer does not wish to receive notification requests and automatically silence.
Note that this feature is still under development by Chrome developers, and may not even be used on a large scale. For now, the way is to wait for the next changelogs for upcoming browser updates.