Gmail gets Desktop / Chat Notification via popups for Chrome Only [ It works Now ]

Update : In case your notifications are not displayed, add to Popup Exception and restart your browser.

Gmail New Email Notification

Gmail surprised me today with new feature displayed as notification on top, Click here to enable desktop  notifications for Gmail. I went and enable it and I had to give it permission for that.

Gmail Desktop Notifcation

Permission for Desktop Notifcation

Gmail Desktop Notification Welcome Message

You can find the settings for Desktop Notification for Gmail Under settings which you can configure for Chat, New Email, only important emails or turn it off completely.

Gmail Mail Notification Settings Chrome

Done that the notification will now work using a pop up for which the permission  should be given exclusively but that doesn’t work yet. There was no entry in the Chrome’s Popups, the help page is not up yet and even after adding to allow pop ups it still doesn’t show notification for any of the new email. I tried sending couple of emails from different accounts but nada, did not get the pop ups. Once you add it as exception, restart the chrome browser and it will work.

Chrome Popup Exceptions

Apart from this, Desktop Notification is only available for Chrome and not any other browsers yet. When you open the settings page Firefox it displays the message below :

Gmail Desktop Notification settings for other browsers


  1. Ashish, I took the steps to enable pop up notifications and it worked for about a week but I logged onto my gmail this morning and my pop ups not longer appear. Help?


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