Why does Google keep sending me notifications?

Answered by John Hunt

Google keeps sending you notifications because you have allowed certain websites or apps to send you notifications through Google Chrome. These notifications are meant to keep you updated on various events, news, or activities related to the websites or apps you have subscribed to.

When you visit a website or use an app that wants to send you notifications, you may be prompted with a pop-up asking for your permission to allow notifications. If you choose to accept these notifications, the website or app gains the ability to send you notifications even when you are not actively using them. This is why you might receive notifications from Google even when you are not browsing the internet.

The purpose behind these notifications is to provide you with timely information or updates that you might find useful or interesting. For example, if you subscribe to a news website, you may receive notifications about breaking news stories. Similarly, if you use a productivity app, you might receive reminders or updates about upcoming tasks or events.

However, it is important to note that not all notifications are helpful or relevant to you. Sometimes, websites or apps can be overly aggressive in their use of notifications, leading to an overwhelming number of alerts. In such cases, it can be frustrating to constantly receive notifications that you do not find useful.

If you are receiving too many notifications or notifications that you no longer want, there are steps you can take to manage them. Here’s how:

1. Review your notification settings: Open Google Chrome’s settings and navigate to the “Notifications” section. Here, you can see a list of websites and apps that have permission to send you notifications. You can choose to block or allow notifications from specific websites or apps, or you can disable notifications altogether.

2. Unsubscribe or adjust notification preferences: If you no longer want to receive notifications from a specific website or app, you can usually unsubscribe or adjust your notification preferences within the website or app itself. Look for settings or options related to notifications and make the necessary changes.

3. Clear notification permissions: If you want to start fresh and remove all notification permissions you have granted to websites and apps, you can clear your notification permissions in Chrome’s settings. This will revoke all permissions and you can selectively allow notifications again as needed.

It’s worth mentioning that some websites or apps may try to convince you to enable notifications by using persuasive language or tactics. They may claim that notifications are necessary for a better user experience or to access certain features. However, it’s important to evaluate whether these notifications truly add value to your browsing experience and only allow notifications from sources that you trust and find genuinely useful.

Google sends you notifications because you have given permission to certain websites or apps to send you notifications through Google Chrome. These notifications are meant to keep you informed and updated, but it’s important to manage them effectively to avoid being overwhelmed by unnecessary or unwanted alerts.