When you’re surfing the web, you can get so immersed that you might not realize you’re late for a meeting or that someone messaged you in another chat window. A couple years ago, we created a way for notifications to appear outside the browser window. Starting in today’s Beta channel release, we’re enabling Chrome apps and extensions to show richer notifications with a revamped user interface (as well as under the hood -- developers can learn more on the Chromium blog).

We’ve designed these notifications to be beautiful, useful and engaging. They can display formatted text and images, and can include actions directly inside the pop-up (so you can respond to that email right away).


Missed a bunch of notifications while you were taking a coffee break? No problem -- you can open up the notification center to see them all in one place.


Notification Center on Windows  

Notification Center on ChromeOS

You can also disable notifications from any source whenever you wish, for those times when you want some peace and quiet.


Download Chrome Beta today to get a preview of these features on Windows (Mac support coming soon!).

Posted by Somas Thyagaraja, Product Manager and Nifty Notifier