What can you do if a user blocks the notifications on your website by clicking the “Block” button in the permission prompt? How can you reset that choice? How can you display the permission prompt again?
Is it possible to display the notifications from a website even when Chrome, Firefox or other browsers are closed?
The first thing to do in order to subscribe a user to notifications is to ask for permission.
If you are implementing web push notifications on a website you should be familiar with the concept of endpoint.
When you send a web push notification to a browser push service, you may get an HTTP status code that represents an error.
One of the major features of web apps (both on desktop and mobile browsers) is the ability to send push notifications that are delivered even when the website is closed.
If you are adding web push notifications to a website, you will probably hear about VAPID. Let’s see what it is and why it’s useful.
When you need to send events from you application server (backend) there are various technologies that you can use.
“Web Push Notifications” is a general term to refer to the push notifications sent by websites and web apps. However, if you are looking for an official document that defines the “Web Push Notifications” standard, you won’t find it. This is because this technology is made up of different technologies, each one serving to a specific purpose. Let’s find out what these technologies are and where the official standards are located (documentation).
Are web push notifications a good technology for privacy?
If you are a beginner with web push notifications, you may wonder what happens to the notifications sent when the client is offline or the device is turned off. What is the behavior of the notifications in this case? Do they get delivered or are they lost?
When you send a web push notification, you need to set the TTL: what is it? What value should you use? This article describes the TTL and the best practices for setting its value.
How to prevent the browser notifications from automatically closing? Is there any way to increase the amount of time the notifications are displayed in foreground to the user?
There are different ways to control the beep / sound made by web push notifications.
In order to send push notifications from a website to a browser, you need to use a push service, as defined by the W3C Push API: let’s see a list of push services for the major browsers and how they work.
Brave is a privacy-focused browser, with a small market share, and you may be surprised to learn that it supports web push notifications.
Breaking news: the standard for web push notifications (Push API) will be available soon on iOS and Safari.
In this article we see a frequent use case for notifications, where you want to send a notification only to the users in your database that match a specific condition.
I’ve seen this question several times, so I would like to give a definitive answer.
Let’s say that you have sent a notification to a recipient and then you want to remove it: how can you do that?