Microsoft is adding a new feature in its Edge browser that will show only notifications that are important according to its users. Introduced in a blog post today, the new feature is called adaptive notification requests, which will crowdsource the data upon which notifications are annoying and which aren’t.
Suppose there’s a website that regularly shows notifications that people block, Microsoft will collect this data. Suppose enough people do the same, it will then always block notifications for that particular website.
Previously, Microsoft Edge used to block all notifications by default. This reduced complaints from user about getting spammed but people would tend to block notifications altogether, even on website they would otherwise won’t.
The new update seems to strike a balance between showing users important notifications and blocking the annoying ones. We hope other browsers such as Google Chrome and Firefox follow the move as well.
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