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How to manage Edge for Windows 10 web notifications

As you're browsing the web with Microsoft Edge, you might notice that some sites you visit want to show notifications. A small banner will pop up at the bottom of your window, and you can click "Yes" or "No" depending on your preference.

After a while, if you've allowed web notifications, you might notice that tons of sites are sending requests, and it can become annoying. To better control your browser, here's how to manage web notifications in Edge.

How to turn off web notifications from a website

Once in awhile, you'll be in a situation where you don't want to see notifications from a certain site. In this case, you can turn off web notifications on a site-by-site basis.

  1. Launch Edge from your Start menu, desktop or taskbar.
  2. Click the More button in the top-right corner of the window. (It looks like three dots.)

  1. Click Settings.
  2. Click View advanced settings. You might have to scroll down a bit to find it.

  1. Click Manage, located beneath Notifications. You might have to scroll down a bit to find it.
  2. Click the switch below the website name so that it turns off.

You can also turn off notifications from a specific website through the action center.

  1. Click the action center button in the bottom-right corner of your screen.
  2. Right-click the notification from a specific website.
  3. Click Turn off notifications for this site.

How to remove a website from your list of approved notification senders

If you'd rather not see a website in your list, you can delete it completely. The next time you visit the site you'll be asked again whether you want to allow web notifications.

  1. Launch Edge from your Start menu, desktop or taskbar.
  2. Click the More button in the top-right corner of the window. It looks like three dots.
  3. Click Settings.

  1. Click View advanced settings. You might have to scroll down a bit to find it.
  2. Click Manage, located beneath Notifications. You might have to scroll down a bit to find it.

  1. Right-click a **website* name* that has notification permission.
  2. Click Delete.

How to customize Edge notifications

Sick of receiving notifications from Edge in your action center? You can turn off all notifications in the Notifications & actions menu, or you can change how aggressive the notifications are.

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Click the Settings button. (It looks like a gear.)
  3. Click System.

  1. Click Notifications & actions.
  2. Click Microsoft Edge. You might have to scroll down a bit.

  1. Click the switch beneath Notifications so that it turns off. This will fully disable notifications from Edge. (You can skip this step if you want to just modify notification settings.)
  2. Click your other notification options if you'd rather not disable all of them completely. Options include:
    • Show notification banners.
    • Keep notifications private on the lock screen.
    • Show notifications in action center.
    • Play a sound when a notification arrives.
    • Number of notifications visible in action center.
    • Priority of notifications in action center.

You can also turn off notifications completely for a specific website through the action center.

  1. Click the action center button in the bottom-right corner of your screen.
  2. Right-click the notification from a specific website.
  3. Click Turn off notifications for this group.

You now will no longer see any notifications from Edge in your action center.

Do you keep all Edge notifications turned off, or do you set them so they're not too aggressive?

Cale Hunt
Senior Editor, Laptop Reviews

Cale Hunt is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.

5 Comments
  • Nice tutorial.
    I primarily use Edge of my laptop and phone so I can exchange the bookmarks.
    Just waiting for extension to come to W10M, if there is.
  • I wonder why Windows Central doesn't support MSFT Edge. For getting app notifications, we need to enable.push notifications and only Chrome, Opera and Safari support it. :/
    Using the app becomes annoying due to this since I don't get comment notifications and the website is very slow even with ads OFF.
  • I've not seen a single site that does Edge notifications, so I can't imagine getting so many that I need to take action as a thing right now. Perhaps repost this article again once they get popular enough to matter?
  • Edge supports the same notifications as the Chrome does. Personally I receive notifications from Slack.
  • The fact Chrome gets them too does not, unfortunately, automatically make them popular. So I now know one site that uses them, Slack (which I don't use). Let's hope one or two other sites go that route as well? I'd love to see a few more live tiles as well as I like that on the Steam web site. One day, maybe...