Chrome developers announcedthat with the release of Chrome 84 in July 2020, a new notification spam protection system will be included by default.
Let me remind you that browser developers began to fight with intrusive and malicious notifications last year. So, the creators of Firefox collected interesting statistics, which showed that the vast majority (97%) of Firefox users rejected notifications or preferred to completely ban sites from showing them. As a result, an option appeared in the Mozilla browser that allows you to hide pop-up notifications by default, and instead of blocked messages, the corresponding animated icon appears in the address bar.
Similar changes were made to the Google browser: after the release of Chrome 80 in February of this year, developers also started experimenting with blocking notifications via chrome: // flags and the option “Quieter notification permission prompts”. If this option is active, notifications are hidden, and you can find out about this from the corresponding message in the address bar (see figure below).
Now, after the release of Chrome 84, which will take place on July 12, 2020, a new mechanism that detects spammer pop-up notifications will be improved and is enabled by default for all users.
After the specified date, Chrome will block and hide all pop-up windows with notifications that are "created to mislead, deceive or force users to allow the display of notifications." This definition includes:
- notifications that force users to allow the display of notifications in order to access content;
- notifications preceded by misleading preliminary requests;
- notifications that resemble chat messages, warnings, or system dialogs;
- Sites that have received approval to display notifications, but use this to steal personal information or trick users into identifying personal information;
- Sites that have received approval to display notifications but use notifications to promote, host or link to malicious or unwanted programs.
Google engineers advise site owners to check Incorrect notification report (Abusive Notifications Report) in the Search Console of your site to make sure that their resource will not get blocked after the July release.