Including notifications in Google Chrome and other web browsers seemed like a good idea initially due to the fact that it’s the kind of thing that could potentially allow people to stay up to date without having to keep sites open. background. . However, many reviewers raised their eyebrows considering how this could trap users in a positive feedback loop. It turns out that web notifications have now become a real nuisance, everything has been considered and taken care of.
Many websites have started abusing the notification feature, with some sending incessant prompts to get you to turn them on. Some sites even use sneaky methods like telling users to allow notifications to prove they’re not a robot, even though that’s not how CAPTCHAs work. With all of that said and now out of the way, it’s important to note that Google is now trying to block notifications from abusive and disruptive websites.
This isn’t Google’s first attempt to make things better, either. It recently launched a new feature that quieted notifications from abusive websites that try to trick users into allowing notifications which they are then bombarded with. It also informed users that a website could be tricking them, and with its recent code change, it looks like Google is taking a much tougher approach.
The initial attempt was to put things in the hands of users by silencing notifications and notifying them, but despite that being the case, this approach may not have gone far enough. If a website is labeled as disruptive by Google, it will no longer be able to send notifications at all.
This is a welcome change as the internet landscape has become increasingly hostile due to scams like this. Some sites send out so many notifications they can crash computers, so it’s encouraging to see a company as massive as Google stepping in and trying to improve things for the average user experience.
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