Now Pushpad supports the silent option for web push notifications. This means that you can send web push notifications that don’t produce any sound or vibration when they are received.
Let’s say that you have sent a notification to a recipient and then you want to remove it: how can you do that?
When you hear “web push” you probably think about notifications… but that is not necessary true. In theory, the web push technology could be used for delivering messages or updates to the web app, without displaying a notification to a user.
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.
Chrome 84 will fight abusive notifications. Let’s see what you should do to stay complaint and avoid the penalization.
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?
Are you wondering what is the maximum length of text that you can include in your web notifications?
Would you like to send web push notifications only to people located in a given place? If you use Pushpad you can implement that in different ways.
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?
There are various reasons that can prevent a web push notification from being delivered. One of them is the presence of subscriptions that are no longer in use: