How to Manage Edge Notifications

Edge gives you the freedom to control notifications and requests alike.

What to Know

  • Edge will ask you for permission to send notifications from individual sites by default.
  • Navigate to Settings > Cookies and site permissions > Notifications and turn off the toggle to disable all notification requests.
  • Navigate to Settings > Cookies and site permissions > All sites to set notification settings for individual websites.

This article explains how to manage Edge notifications, including both how to enable and disable notifications in Microsoft Edge.

Most of these instructions pertain to Edge for both Windows 10 and macOS. Mobile instructions are provided in the final section.

How to Disable All Notifications in Microsoft Edge

By default, Edge will ask you whenever a site requests permission to send notifications. This allows you to have full control over which sites are granted notification permission. If you prefer to not see these requests, and to block all notification requests by default, then you can disable all notifications in Edge.

  1. Open Edge, and click the menu icon (three horizontal dots) in the upper right corner of the window.

    The main menu button on MS Edge.
  2. Click Settings.

    The Settings menu item in the main menu of MS Edge.
  3. Click Cookies and site permissions.

    The Cookies and site permissions pane of settings in MS Edge.
  4. Scroll down to the All permissions section, and click Notifications.

    The Notifications section of settings in MS Edge.
  5. Click the toggle to the right of Ask before sending (recommended).

    The Notifications switch in Settings in MS Edge.
  6. When the toggle is no longer blue, all sites are blocked from sending notification requests.

    Ask before sending feature in Settings of MS Edge.

    To start allowing notification requests again, click the toggle so that it turns blue.

How to Block or Allow Specific Sites From Sending Notifications

If you just want to block a few specific sites, or allow a few specific sites, then Edge makes that easy. It’s accomplished from the same exact site permissions page where notifications are toggled on and off as a whole.

  1. Navigate to Settings > Cookies and site permissions > Notifications, or just enter edge://settings/content/notifications in the URL bar.

  2. To block a specific site, click Add in the block section.

    The Add button to block a site's notifications.
  3. Type the URL of the site you want to block, and click Add.

    Blocking notifications from a site in Edge.
  4. To allow notifications from a specific site, click Add in the allow section.

    Microsoft Edge notification settings.
  5. Type the URL of the site you want to be able to send notifications, and click Add.

    Allowing notifications from a site in Edge.

How to Manage Edge Notifications

Edge also keeps track of the specific permissions that have been granted to each site that you visit. For example, it will remember if you have allowed a site to access your webcam or given a site permission to send notifications.

If you’ve accidentally given some sites permission to send notifications, but you’re not sure which ones, this method will be useful. It provides a list of all sites that have been granted permissions, providing you with easy access to sites that you have either allowed to or blocked from sending notifications.

Here’s how to manage your existing Edge notification permissions:

  1. Navigate to Settings > Cookies and site permissions, or just enter edge://settings/content into the Edge URL bar.

  2. Click All sites.

    Cookies and site permissions options in Microsoft Edge.
  3. Locate the site you want to either grant or forbid permission to send notifications, and click the right-facing arrow symbol located to the right of the site URL.

    Site permissions in Edge.
  4. Click the drop-down box to the right of Notifications.

    Menu button in site permissions of MS Edge.
  5. Click Ask if you want the site to ask to send notifications, Allow to allow the site to send notifications, or Block to prevent the site from asking or sending notifications.

    Options for site permissions of notifications in MS Edge.

How to Manage Edge Notifications on Mobile Devices

The Android version of Edge gives you similar control over notifications and even has a similar navigational structure to find the notification settings, but it is a little different. The iOS version does not include native push settings, but you can set iPhone push settings and iPad push settings globally.

Here’s how to manage notifications in Edge on your Android device:

  1. Open the Edge browser on your mobile device, and tap the menu icon (three horizontal dots) at the bottom of the screen.

  2. Tap Settings.

  3. Tap Site permissions.

    Steps to get to Site permissions in MS Edge on Android.
  4. Tap Notifications.

  5. To block all notifications, tap the Notifications toggle.

  6. When the notifications toggle is no longer blue, all notification requests will be blocked.

    Notifications under Site permissions in MS Edge on Android.

    You can also manage notification settings for individual sites here by tapping the site you want to manage.

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