Depending on how many accounts and services you connect to your Gmail account, you may get well over 30 emails a day. If you’ve connected them to the email app on your desktop, you may be getting notifications all day.
They pop up on the side of your scream and interrupt you will you are trying to get work done on your desktop. Using your email through a desktop client is beneficial, but below, you can find out how to disable desktop notifications so that they don’t interrupt your desktop experience.
Disabling Notifications in Gmail
1. Launch one of your web browsers. In this web browser, go to your Gmail account. You can also click here if you would like. Log in with your username and password if you’re not already logged in.
2. When you enter your Gmail account, look above all of your emails. In the right corner, you will see a small gear icon. Click on it and a drop- down menu will appear.
3. In the drop-down menu, click on Settings. This will open the Settings page.
4. You will see a number of tabs at the top of the Settings page. On this page, you will need to click on General, which is located in the upper left side of the page.
5. Under the General tab, you will need to scroll through the different sections until you see Desktop Notifications. This should be near the middle of the options under the General Tab.
6. You will see three options in bold underneath the Desktop notifications tab. You will need to click on the bubble next to the options that say Mail Notifications Off.
7. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Save Changes to finalize the change.
Disabling Notifications in Chrome Settings
1. Open the Google Chrome web browser on your device. The icon resembles a multicolored circle.
2. When you open Google Chrome, you will see the Google search bar. In the upper right corner of the screen, you will see three vertical dots. Click on them and a menu will appear.
3. In the menu that appears, click Settings. This will open your Chrome settings page.
4. In the Chrome Settings page, you will need to click on the three horizontal lines in the left corner of the screen.
5. Click on the Advanced Settings option at the bottom of the menu. More options will appear beneath this after you click it.
6. In the options that appear, you will need to find Privacy and Security. This option should be at the top of the drop- down menu.
7. Once you click Privacy and Security, you will be given a new set of options. Under those options, click on Site Settings in the middle of the page.
8. Click on Notifications on the Site Settings page.
9. Under the Notifications tab, you will need to press Add to the right of the Block header at the top of the page.
10. A box will appear. Enter Gmail’s address on the line. This is the address that you need to type: http://mail.google.com/.
11. Click Add once you type the address at the bottom right of the box. This adds Gmail to the list of sites that can’t send you notifications.