From version 80 of Google Chrome, notifications from websites and their associated requests will be less intrusive for users. The update will affect both users on computer and smartphone.

Google imitates Mozilla Firefox and its new mount 72.0, which attacks notification requests on the web. The latter represent one of the most recurrent nuisances for users.

A new interface

In fact, you will no longer be disturbed by a notification asking you to accept or refuse an action. In addition, if there is a request, it should appear more at a time considered “opportune”, rather than at the user’s first visit to the website concerned.Whether on a mobile phone or an Internet browser, a text ” Notification blocked ” will appear in the search bar, to the right of the URL. It will then be possible to display the website notifications manually, with a single click.This new interface will be activated as of the launch of version 80 of Chrome, which should be deployed on February 4. You will then have to go to the “Confidentiality and security”> “Site settings”> “Notifications” section. You can also access the option to silence any notification.

Google will adapt accordingly

Note, however, that not all websites will be affected by an automatic blocking of their notifications. And if the user will always have the possibility, manually, to silence any site (or vice versa), Google will for its part automatically block notifications by relying on two conditions: a low rate of ‘engagement and frequent refusal of requests for notification of said site by users.Similarly, if a user repeatedly refuses notifications from websites, the option will be applied ipso facto to the following domain.For webmasters, it is already possible to perform tests with Chrome Canary, to see how the algorithm reacts to a particular web address. The Mountain View company here confirms its desire to attack sites using notifications for malicious purposes, by imposing a direct penalty on them …