users from abusive notifications
By PJ McLachlan, Google Web Platform PM
June 2, 2020
Notifications on the web help users receive important updates for a wide range of applications including messaging, calendars, email clients, ride sharing, social media and delivery services.
Unfortunately, browser notifications can be used to mislead users, phish for private information or promote malware. These abusive patterns fall into two broad categories, “permission request issues" and "notification issues."
Permission request issues are requests designed to
mislead, trick, or force users into allowing notifications. One example
of this is websites that require users to allow notifications in order
to gain access to site content or that are preceded by misleading
To learn more about abusive notifications, you can
consult the complete list of abusive notifications identified by the
Abusive Notifications Report in Search Console, described below in the
"How do I know if my site has failed the abusive notifications check?"
Why are you doing this?
Abusive notification prompts are one of the top user complaints we receive about Chrome. A large percentage of notification requests and notifications come from a small number of abusive sites. Protecting users from these sites improves user safety & privacy on the web, and makes for a better browsing experience.
Only a small fraction of websites will be affected by this change but we expect the impact on notification volumes will be significant for some users.
Notification UI changes for Chrome 84
Abusive notification protection in Chrome 84 will only affect new notification permission requests from abusive sites. In the future, we may add protections for users who have already accepted notification permissions from abusive sites.
Desktop UI for quiet notifications UI on abusive websites. The new UI discourages users from allowing notifications from these websites.
Mobile UI for quiet notifications on abusive websites. The new UI discourages users from allowing notifications from these websites.