| Productivity Ping #51

Chrome: Block notifications, Auto-Delete your Data

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Block (annoying) Notifications on Chrome

If you find yourself constantly receiving pop-ups like this and having to click “Block” every time, here’s an easy fix!

  1. Input “chrome://settings/content/notifications” in your Chrome address bar and press <Enter>
  2. Select the “Use quieter messaging” option (Chrome saves your preference automatically)
  3. Note: You can use the more extreme “Don’t allow sites to send notifications” BUT this might affect video conferencing platforms (e.g. Google Meet, Zoom)

If you disabled or blocked a notification by mistake, no worries, you can simply click on the Lock icon to enable them on a specific website

Pro tip: You can comment directly on this post if you have questions or feedback

Auto-delete your Data on Chrome

If you’re privacy conscious, you might not want Chrome collecting your data…well, forever

  1. Navigate to https://myactivity.google.com/activitycontrols
  2. Scroll down to the “Auto-delete”
  3. Under “Auto-delete activity older than” to select an appropriate time frame for you

⌨️ Keyboard shortcut

  • CMD+Y (or CTRL+H on Windows) to open up Chrome History

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