The search engine giant Google is updating Chrome for Windows to support the native notification center inside Windows 10. Google employee Peter Beverloo made an announcement on Twitter that the support is rolling out to those using Chrome 68.
This feature will be a default for the majority of users in coming days. If you don’t automatically receive the notification support, you can manually enable it from the browser settings and switch on the “native notifications.” 50% of users running Chrome 68 will be able to access this feature.
The feature has integration in action center. As Beverloo confirmed –
Chrome notification will respect Windows 10 “Focus Assist” (Previously known as Quiet Hours). Chrome will also respect any other system settings related to action center.
When you are playing a game or mirroring your screen – notifications will automatically be repressed. People have lots of Chrome notifications such as Calendar, Slack, and Twitter. In this situation, this feature will make the alerts less annoying. Web apps will give you a feel like real software.
Google will initially implement its browser’s Action Center Notifications as a flag that you can toggle on or off via the flags page.
A Chromium engineer explained, –
“This allows the users to manually opt into using Windows native notifications instead of Chrome’s version of the notifications.”
If you prefer the old way of doing things, you can switch back to Chrome’s own notification system any time. All you have to do is – disable the “Native notifications” flag in chrome:// flags. Chrome is one of the first major browsers outside of Microsoft’s own edge to add support for native notification in Windows 10.
Unofficial support for Windows timeline was also briefly available. Due to a trademark issue, they took down the extension.