How to Enable Gmail Notifications on Windows & Mac Desktop

Last Updated: October 15, 2015
For years now, Google has now being dominating in serving both individual and organizations with its features like Gmail, Google+ and so on. Their services are free, easy to setup and use, it also featured well organized threaded views, clean interface and support for multiple user accounts.

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With Google recent updates to its Gmail Application you can now setup desktop notifications for your computers to alert you whenever a new unread email is received or available. If you don’t know this already exists am here to give you the full details of how you can get this done on your PC too whether Window PC or Mac PC.

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2.  Launch Google Chrome Browser and Login to your Gmail Account

Note: The Google Chrome Browser would save your Gmail Account details for reference when sending mail notifications.

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3.  Next thing to be done is Optimizing Notification settings. In your Gmail Account move your mouse to the upper right area of your Account and open the gear icon then click on Settings or point your browser to and make sure you are logged in.

4. On the Settings page click the General tab and navigate to the subcategory written Desktop notifications.

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5. Specify whether you want the browser to inform you of all new mail or only those important ones.

6. Now, Save settings and Restart Chrome Browser for Notifications to start working.


In case you don’t want to download the Chrome browser or you don’t want the browser to keep running always to receive notifications, there is still alternative way for you to receive notifications on your desktop which is using of 3rd Party Apps and some Firefox extensions. The third party apps includes the Gmail Desktop Notifier and Notify Email Notification, which are the two most popular used software’s. You can download them and just login to your account then finally performs your notifications setting and all is done.

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