Activate your push Facebook notifications on Chrome: here are the fastest steps to activate them on both your Android device and on your desktop. There‘s no need to download, add or install any add-ons or extensions on your devices to be able to do that. However, you do need to have the Chrome browser installed on the devices you want to activate the notifications on.

But before beginning, let us tell you more about how will that work.

How Chrome Push Notifications ‘App-ify‘ The Internet

“Appi-fy” is a new term used to describe the fast spread of push notifications through API in browsers. Starting this year, websites began sending push notifications to users, even if the website isn‘t open in a browser window.

The main characters of this innovation are Web Push, which work closely with Web Manifests and Service Workers to the implementation and maintenance of the service on websites.

One of the first web platforms that added support for push notifications is Facebook, and now it is keeping its users up to date with mentions, comments, messages or replies, while other websites that added support for the future, such as eBay, Vice and Product Hunt are pushing notifications and alerts to their users according to their interests.

However, Facebook can only provide the service through its mobile version. This could be even better for Android devices because the mobile version of the website is easier to use, as it doesn‘t come with the demands and storage necessities of the full Facebook Android application.

As for the desktop users, they can receive the push notifications without having the website open in the browser, but clicking on the notifications won‘t open the regular version of the social platform, instead it will open its mobile version.

There still are a few caveats with the system and sometimes the notifications don‘t arrive, but it is overall a useful and practical feature.

Activate Facebook Push Notifications in your Chrome Browser

First step is to go to Facebook > Settings > Notification Settings > Mobile. Here you can also choose which notifications and alerts to receive.

On Android devices, open the Facebook mobile site on the browser and when it asks you if you want to activate the push notifications, just hit ‘Allow’ when prompted. If you‘ll want to deactivate them at some point, follow this path: Chrome > Settings > Site Settings >Notifications; now click on the Allowed section, then on Facebook; now select Permissions, then Notifications and click on Block.

If you‘ll want to deactivate them at some point, follow this path: Chrome > Settings > Site Settings >Notifications; now click on the Allowed section, then on Facebook; now select Permissions, then Notifications and click on Block.

In order to activate Facebook Push Notifications on your Chrome desktop, or on Chrome OS go to the link m.facebook.com, and agree to be alerted when prompted by the website.

To deactivate these notifications, go to Chrome notification center, select the ‘cog icon‘ and from that list, uncheck the box next to ‘m.facebook.com:433’.

On the desktop, you will receive these notifications through Chrome‘s notifications center while on Android you will see them in the usual notification color.

And that‘s pretty much all. Tell us what you think about the Chrome Facebook Push Notifications service in the comments below.

  • John Walker

    I never get the popup to allow notifications. I’m on a Galaxy S6 edge using stock Chrome (stock everything). I can’t figure out how to trigger it! (I followed all instructions here). Can you help?

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