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Status: Started
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OS: Windows
Pri: 2
Type: Feature

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Issue 516147: [Feature Request] Display Chrome notifications in Action Center on Windows 10

Reported by, Aug 1 2015

Issue description

UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/44.0.2403.125 Safari/537.36

Steps to reproduce the problem:
1.) Cause a notification to be received as a result of any extension.

What is the expected behavior?

What went wrong?
The notification appeared via the tray icon instead of the Action Center. This is obviously the intended functionality at this time, hence why I'm tagging this as a feature request.

Did this work before? N/A 

Chrome version: 44.0.2403.125  Channel: n/a
OS Version: 10.0
Flash Version: Shockwave Flash 18.0 r0

Like it says in the summary, this is strictly a feature request (and one with something of a limited audience at this time). Still, it has the potential to make Chrome notifications significantly more convenient on this OS.

Comment 1 by, Aug 4 2015

Labels: -Type-Bug Type-Feature
Status: Untriaged
Marking it as Untriged to get more inputs from dev team.

Comment 2 by, Aug 15 2015

Word. I take OS level integration over feature duplication.

Comment 3 by, Aug 26 2015

This definitely needs to happen, it's the logical progression of things.

Comment 4 by, Aug 26 2015

Labels: Cr-UI-Notifications Proj-Windows10

Comment 5 by, Aug 26 2015

I too would like to see this feature added. Allowing the browser to be configured with native OS notification support as an option would be nice to have. Doesn't OSX have a similar issue with it's own notification center?

Comment 6 by, Aug 26 2015

Status: WontFix
Thanks for the input and ideas! We've discussed this quite a bit and decided not to integrate with the system level notification at this time. It would create a weird state where Chrome behaves differently on Win 10 than on Win 7/8 and developers of extensions/websites wouldn't know what they design for. Maybe we can revisit it in a few years when most users are on Win 10 :)

Comment 7 by, Aug 26 2015

@6, what kind of a stupid reason is that?  Developers of extensions/websites do NOT NEED to know what they design for.  Notifications are notifications.  Where they show up on the host O/S is not a concern for the extensions/websites developers.

Besides, the OSX version of this ( Issue 326539 ) is currently Assigned to be done.  Why are you WontFixing the Windows version?

Comment 8 by, Aug 26 2015

@ho...  your conclusions are all reversed and wrong.

Using the Windows 10 Action Center would not be weird at all.  Notifications in Chrome on Windows 10 are EXPECTED TO BEHAVE DIFFERENTLY and use the Action Center.

Comment 9 by Deleted ...@, Aug 26 2015

I agree, this is a weird decision.
You're basically electing to clutter the user's interface by using a separate notification system for Chrome, where you could be unifying it with the system.
Wasn't the whole point of the chrome running in the background thing unifying it with the system?

Comment 10 by, Aug 26 2015

i don't think that win10 notifications is supporting buttons like chrome do

Comment 11 by, Aug 26 2015

Firefox notifications coming to a Windows 10 pc near you

Comment 12 by, Aug 27 2015

To be clear, this is not a matter of just piping notifications to the OS for free. All notification (systems) are not the same. Chrome notifications allow to take actions right from the notifications, they come directly from an extension/website, they can require active dismissal, and so on.

On Win 10, using the native notification system would mean that all notification could show briefly before disappearing but they could also not show, depending on a user setting. All notifications would show as coming from Chrome. They would not be actionable, and so on. As a developer, it makes quite a difference if I design something that allows users to take an action or something that merely informs them and whether it will be a pop up or a silent addition to the notification center.

Comment 13 by, Aug 27 2015

Um, Windows 10 notifications are actionable, supports both input and buttons, MS call it Adoptive and Interactive Toast

Comment 14 by, Aug 27 2015

This People from Google are just giving us a reason to shift to Firefox. 
I like the Chrome Notification but I sacrificed it the reason that I like Firefox's way of supporting Windows 10..

A new Firefox 40 UI for just a day after Windows 10 offered in 29th May in regardless of MARKET SHARE as what the Google people rationalized.

Comment 15 by, Aug 27 2015

Yep I just installed Firefox and a few other add-ons pushbullet etc..
Enabled gmail notifications and my action center is a tad bit more lively.
Notifications are still not actionable though

Comment 16 by, Aug 27 2015

It's a pitty that 75 milion users are to little according to the Chrome defteam.

Comment 17 by, Aug 27 2015

It would be the same as having notifications in android outside of the notification shade.  That creates a bad user experience.  Google should play ball and build apps for windows that behave as the OS intends.  In addition to chrome notifications in the action center, there should also be Gmail, Calendar, Hangouts, Photos, Play Music, Keep, etc. as windows 10 Universal Apps.  A huge number of google users are also windows users.  I understand that all those things exist in the browser, but they are not good from a user perspective.  A native experience would be infinitely better.  Microsoft's apps are incredible on Android.  Google apps should be great on Windows 10. If that means a separate version of chrome for Windows 10 vs. 7/8.1, then make a separate version.

Comment 18 by, Aug 27 2015

Same problem on OS X Yosemite, and even there they have native interactive notifications support. Google is just lazy, no excuses.

Comment 19 by Deleted ...@, Aug 27 2015

google does its best to bork everything windows do to there stupid immature.

Comment 20 by, Aug 27 2015

So whats the excuse for no Emoji Support?

Comment 21 Deleted

Comment 22 by, Aug 27 2015

Wow, the software running on different OS versions behaves differently. What a great confusion it would cause, indeed. So why do you add features to Chrome that only work on your newest API levels with marginal market share? I guess the explanation is that only Windows users get confused.

In a few years, right. Except the number of people affected already overweigh the people running any version of OS X, let alone Chrome OS, or whatever bullcr@p you think should have higher priorities, but yeah, whatever, thanks for another pathetic excuse.

In the meanwhile, all other browsers use the native notifications correctly, so thank you Google for making the decision simple.

Comment 23 by, Aug 28 2015

Android-Firefox notifications on Windows 10 Action Center work ok.. There
just aren't actionable extensions yet. Haven't used Chrome in a day.. Did I
Die? NO.
I dislike banners. But i like the AC.

Chuchu Okeke

Comment 24 by, Aug 28 2015

Ah! Wish the worst end for this browser, it never worked on any of my machine, oh almost forgot +1 me too!

Comment 25 Deleted

Comment 26 by, Aug 28 2015

I'm also in favor of Chrome notifications in action centre on Windows 10 and notification centre in OS X.

For mac users, I suggest using to display chrome notifications in notification centre.

Comment 27 by, Oct 14 2015

Is there a chance of re-considering this with the recent announcement of the removal of Chrome's Notification center? (

Comment 28 by, Oct 15 2015

I sure hope they reconsider this...

Comment 29 by, Oct 15 2015

Please bring this to action center on Windows 10!

Comment 30 by, Oct 16 2015

Bring it please for whats app web
no more missed noties

Comment 31 by, Oct 19 2015

See also 10/16 Win10 544536 : Forced to dismiss notifications one-by-one.

Mac OSx 536162 : Any notification dismissal refocuses to Chrome, not last app - may get some traction in M48, but probably won't trigger integration with OSx notifications - See 326539, assigned but ignored since Aug2014

Comment 32 by, Nov 14 2015

google does its best to bork everything windows do to there stupid immature.

Comment 33 by, Dec 4 2015

I really hope this is reconsidered it makes a lot of sense to do this.

Comment 34 Deleted

Comment 35 by, Jan 6 2016

I would love to have Action Center support on Windows 10

Comment 36 by, Jan 6 2016

especially since you have remove the notification center from chrome... it's a pain now..

Comment 37 by, Apr 5 2016

 Issue 584962  has been merged into this issue.

Comment 38 by, Apr 5 2016

Status: Available (was: WontFix)
I just realized this is marked WontFix, changing to available.

Update for those that have requested this feature:

For the past few months we've been actively exploring how better to take advantage of native notification centers.

For example, on the issue tracking the native notification center integration on OSX ( you can see that OSX native notifications support is currently available behind a flag in Chrome Canary.

Nothing is 100% sure on Windows until implementation begins and we fully evaluate what is possible, but it seems likely to me at least that we will be able to support native notifications on Windows 10.

Comment 39 by, Apr 6 2016

Components: -UI
Status: Assigned (was: Available)
Let's mark this as assigned.

Comment 40 by, Apr 6 2016

At this point Windows 10's install base exceeds that of all OS X versions combined, so I strongly agree that Action Center notification integration should be implemented.

Comment 41 by, Apr 6 2016

Please note that further +1 replies are not necessary. We are aware.

Comment 42 by, Apr 22 2016

 Issue 605698  has been merged into this issue.

Comment 43 by, Apr 23 2016

Blocking: 539897
Copy the blocking per dup'ed  Issue 584962 

Comment 44 by, May 18 2016


Comment 45 by, May 23 2016

Blocking: 397197

Comment 46 by, May 23 2016

Blocking: 544536

Comment 47 by, Sep 6 2016

Update: I'm working on a prototype that's able to display messages:

I have yet to figure out how to handle onLaunch event. Examples I found require fundamental change to how Chrome gets launched. Currently I'm working on other more urgent projects, while waiting for Windows 10 Anniversary Update to possibly make life easier.  Will get back on this in a couple of weeks.

Comment 48 by, Sep 6 2016

Anniversary Update has been out for a while now, FWIW ...

Comment 49 by, Oct 15 2016

Would be really nice, when this will be supported.

Comment 50 by, Dec 8 2016

I would love to see notifications from chrome in action center, please do it : )

Comment 51 by, Dec 15 2016

This needs to happen. Chrome Devs like retards removed the notification center for chrome, so why not make native notifications

Comment 52 by, Dec 15 2016


Comment 53 by, Dec 15 2016

Travis, please take some time to read our Code of Conduct:

We're certainly investigating our options here and are working on a prototype (#47), but don't have an ETA to share yet at which you can try it out. Stay tuned :).

Comment 54 by, Dec 15 2016

agreed with comment 51, they removed it and left us with nothing... gg

Comment 55 by, Mar 24 2017

Owner: ----
Status: Available (was: Assigned)
Update: The effort has been deprioritized; and I'm not actively work on it:

- Displaying toast: A prototype is available, but to embed image the Win10 API is unwieldy: We'd have to save image on disk (temp directory), and specify file location in XML! Cleaning this up is messy.

- Receiving events from toats: We'd have to handle onLaunch event, but the Win10 API is designed around UWP apps, and Chrome isn't one. robliao@ suggested a workaround, but I didn't get around to exploring it.

I lack the know-how to do this quickly, and the feature is not deemed important enough to warrant the time investment (by me or those with more experience).

For those who really want the feature, making a case on why this is important for you might help steer prioritization. Meanwhile I'm marking this as "Available".

Comment 56 by, Mar 25 2017

It's easy to explain why this is needed for Windows users. Having two notification center's is messy. And as far as I know, the Mac OS one is supported, right?

Comment 57 by, Mar 25 2017

#55 Are you aware that Opera did this already? And if so, did you try their implementation from
Maybe we can get somebody to upstream it...

Comment 58 by, Mar 25 2017

#55 Because a notification (eg. Facebook) disappears after a bit on its own and I can miss it if I'm not at my computer during the seconds that it displays on the screen, and since the Chrome notification tray was removed on Windows it's gone forever, whilst if it used the Action Center, it would be preserved there until I dismiss it. Youtube makes their notifications steady permanently on screen until I dismiss it, which solves the problem of me missing the notifications but it ends up filling my screen with them. Meanwhile the Action Center is of the screen until I open it just like notifications on Android are ticked away in the notification drawer.

Comment 59 by, Mar 25 2017

We're well aware of the need for using the Action Center, and are still very much interested in making it happen. We'll just have to revise a timeline in which it's feasible to implement support for this.

Comment 60 by, Mar 30 2017


Comment 61 by, Apr 2 2017

yep - hate how the notifications hang over things that I actually want to read...  and went searching for a way to get them in the action centre...  I ended up here.

Comment 62 by, Apr 4 2017

#59 any opinion on #57?

Comment 63 by, Apr 4 2017

As far as I can see the notifications code isn't included in that repository. Opera is of course welcome to upstream support, but they embed Chromium at a different layer and likely do not share this code with us.

Comment 64 by, Apr 4 2017

Thanks for checking! I continued to play with this yesterday, and got robliao@'s suggested work around to work, i.e.:

There are still challenges ahead, e.g., getting this to work with multiple Chrome profiles and versions. So no promises that we'll end up supporting this. But I'll push the prototype as far as I reasonably can.

Comment 65 by, Apr 5 2017

Just to chime in with another reason why this is important: there's no way to temporarily stop spammy notifications, but using the Action Center would resolve that (via Quiet Hours). Sites like Facebook can result in a deluge of notifications. Google and the Chrome team are really pushing PWA's and service worker, so the problem is only going to get worse as time goes on.

See related issue for more details:

Thank you for continuing to explore this! Microsoft talked a lot at the Creators Update event about making UWP APIs available to legacy win32 apps; assuming that wasn't lip service, implementing this will hopefully be a bit easier now.

Comment 66 by, Apr 6 2017

#55 Often times during my presentations, whatsapp and facebook sales spams
notifications would turn up. I have been trying to set Windows'
notifications to 'Quiet Mode' and only to realize the reason notifications
kept coming was because Google didn't support the universal OS level
notification system, instead has implemented something of its own.

This explains the level of inconsistency in the UI between the OS and the
software. The Chrome's notification UI is itself incompatible with Google
Material guideline.

Looking at other people's comment why this is important, it looks like
notifications at undesired times is the major cause of concern. Perhaps if
Chrome can detect whether Action center's Quiet Mode has been toggled could
provide relieve for the time being?

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Comment 67 by, Apr 7 2017

I don't understand why this is so hard to pull off.

WhatsApp for desktop, Franz for desktop are all Chromium wrappers and use the native notifications of Windows 10 (with profile images and emoticons in the notifications). 

Also Opera uses these and there is a mini extension for firefox too to switch to windows notifications.

I am also very interested in this feature, since Windows 10 is almost 2 years old and market keeps on rising slowly.

Comment 68 by, Apr 15 2017

TL; DR: Please use native notification API on Windows 8+

As stated Electron manages it fine (Slack being a good example)

Chromium on Linux now optionally uses the notification server (

So soon we will have Chrome Notifications behaving wildly differently between different Linux desktop environments, but they will be native and consistent WITHIN those different environments. Chrome Notifications in GNOME will look & behave like GNOME notifications, same in KDE (and for the next little while Unity as well)

And since Chrome dropped its notification centre there is no way to read back missed notifications so why not use native notifications on Windows 8/8.1 as well? We would not be losing any features but those on Windows 10 would be gaining the ability to look back at those they may have missed.

You say you want consistency within Chrome on Windows but with Windows 7 being the only MS supported version not to contain native notification support I do not see it will be a major fragmentation of the experience

As for 'active dismissal' the only site I have seen using this is YouTube and it is quite annoying. Any site that is dependent on a notification that will sit on screen indefinitely is flawed in its design, you say developers want to rely on notifications being displayed in a certain way but I am not sure they do.

This may be shocking but Chrome is not the only browser. Even if we ignore all others (Edge I am looking at you) Firefox & Chrome already display notifications differently and other browsers do not support them at all.

If a site depends on notifications being displayed at all let alone in a certain way it is flawed in its design.

This has ended up being a lot more essay like than planned, sorry about that.

Comment 70 by, Apr 28 2017

Reply: #55

It is interesting that the notification on Mac seem to have the exact same issue of embed image.

And they JUST REMOVE the image and documented "Image is NOT supported" .

Comment 71 by, May 18 2017

#70 The Anniversary Update adds hero images into the toast API; I'd think that's a pretty much perfect implementation of this API's image field.

Comment 72 by, Jun 7 2017

For those looking here for an update - this work is planned now we've shipped native notifications on macOS. Unless anything major changes it is just a matter of time.

Until then, if you'd like to hear updates, please star this issue rather than commenting.

Comment 73 by, Jun 16 2017

Blockedon: 734095

Comment 74 by, Jul 10 2017

Thank you for verifying this (Comment 72) I hate when I get Chrome notifications and they overlap the native Windows 10 ones

Comment 75 by, Aug 17 2017

Has this feature been shelved for the foreseeable future?

Comment 76 by, Aug 17 2017

Status: Started (was: Available)
No, support for using the Windows Action Center to display notifications is in the works. My comment on  Issue 755413  relates to older versions of Windows where Chrome is supported, but the Action Center is not.

We'll update this issue when initial support lands in Canary!

Comment 77 Deleted

Comment 78 by, Dec 11 2017

ok i'm done after waiting 3 years, now windows mixed reality headsets can't display chrome notifications because this issue still not resolved, cya in hell.

Comment 79 by, Dec 11 2017

Why Mac and Linux has native notifications already but the most popular Windows not?
cya in hell.

Comment 80 by, Dec 11 2017

Please read our Code of Conduct prior to participating in discussions:

We're still working on our implementation, which has a number of challenges due to interaction between the UWP APIs and Chrome's architecture. As I said in comment 76, we'll update this issue once support becomes available in Chrome Canary.

Comment 81 by, Dec 20 2017

This feature suggestion actually has some positive accessibility implications as well.  Currently, assistive technologies cannot read Chrome-generated notifications, an issue I'll be submitting another bug on in just a few moments.  Assistive technologies, however, are already set up to read native OS notifications, so if Chrome were to integrate with the native OS notifications, these would become accessible.  Would highly recommend this integration happen even if it were to be a toggleable setting or something.

Comment 82 by, Feb 28 2018

There may be additional accessibility implications with this decision, see bug:   796444  

In the case of accessibility there are other potential work-arounds, however leveraging the native OS notification system, which is already made accessible, would create some consistency.  Could this maybe be a user option: Chrome notifications by default, check box for native notifications instead?

Comment 83 by, Feb 28 2018

I have a hard time believing Google will ever do this. A fork of Chrome, Opera, has done this since 2016. There is no reason it should take over 3 years to implement this. Opera showed how easily this can be done. While I love chrome, I hate it's lack of  commitment to using native technologies of each operating system.
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Comment 84 by, Feb 28 2018

Please disable email updates from non-staff members on this issue. I'd rather not get emails for things like comment 83, which incidentally appears to have got sent to over 200 people.

Comment 85 by, Feb 28 2018

I enjoy getting the updates, I want to see this implemented very much and its been frustrating with the slow pace.

Comment 86 by, Feb 28 2018

I agree. Keep the updates coming. Every day I hope that this will become true and I won't have two sets of notifications to deal with on my laptop.

Comment 87 by, Feb 28 2018

Honestly, the Windows notification system is pretty buggy still so Chrome using it should probably be an option at first. I had to turn Windows notifications off because they are currently stealing mouse focus from 3d applications/games.

Comment 88 by, Feb 28 2018

@84: I think notifications are entirely up to the user.

@87: "Windows notification system is pretty buggy" - Not in my experience.

Comment 89 by, Mar 1 2018

I don't understand this. Chrome removed it's own notification center in
Windows but refuses to implement Action Center, even while Chrome for Mac
supports native notifications?

Comment 90 by, Mar 1 2018

"refuses to implement Action Center, even while Chrome for Mac
supports native notifications?"

Google has a longstanding and documented (via their own IT policy) internal bias against Windows, and especially Windows 10. 

I mean, consider the fact that only 64-bit Canary Windows users get pushed broken 32-bit builds.

Comment 91 by, Mar 1 2018

Labels: Restrict-AddIssueComment-EditIssue
Thanks for your interest everyone! We've got a chain of changes that are landing in Chromium to allow it to integrate with the Action Center.

Please save your feedback until the feature launches. Once it launches, you're welcome to file bugs if you encounter any issues with the implementation.

Comment 92 by, Mar 8 2018

Project Member
The following revision refers to this bug:

commit 5fcad4939c2de514758faa2d3735a4729af65101
Author: Finnur Thorarinsson <>
Date: Thu Mar 08 22:27:33 2018

Windows Native Notifications: Enable flag toggling on Windows.

This allows the user to manually opt into using Windows native
notifications instead of Chrome's version of the notifications.

Note: This flag is ignored on versions of Windows old enough
not to support native notifications.

Bug:  734095 , 516147
Change-Id: Ic5475e6fa13e29207a5d417efc996f16fdf997db
Commit-Queue: Peter Beverloo <>
Reviewed-by: Peter Beverloo <>
Cr-Commit-Position: refs/heads/master@{#541904}

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