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.
“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).
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.
Brave is a privacy-focused browser, with a small market share, and you may be surprised to learn that it supports web push notifications.
This article describes a simple and effective method for debugging web push notifications on a specific browser using Pushpad.
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.