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 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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Display the prompt for web push notifications multiple times

Usually the prompt for web push notifications is displayed only once, the first time that the user visits a website. What if the user blocks the notifications? Is there a way to show the notifications prompt when the user visits the website again? Continue reading “Display the prompt for web push notifications multiple times”