The notification prompt can only be triggered by a user gesture on some browsers

On some browsers, the permission prompt for notifications can be displayed only after a user interaction with the website. Let’s see why some browsers enforce this rule, what happens if you don’t comply with it and how can you implement a solution that works across all major browsers.

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The double opt-in (prompt) for web push notifications

Browsing the web, you may have noticed that most websites use a double opt-in process for subscribing the users to notifications. Basically these websites first show a custom prompt (designed with HTML / CSS) that asks you if you are interested in the notifications, then, when you click the subscribe button, they display another prompt (with native appearance) asking you if you really want to allow the notifications from the website. Isn’t one prompt enough?

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Pushpad Express is deprecated (please move to Pushpad Pro)

Back in 2015 the first product that we launched was Pushpad Express. Then in the next years we have developed and launched a new product, called Pushpad Pro. Pushpad Pro has proven to be absolutely the best product and offers a lot of advantages compared to Express: that is why we have decided to stop supporting Pushpad Express. All project that use Pushpad Express must move to Pushpad Pro before 1st February 2019. After that date all project that use Pushpad Express will be removed.

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