Earlier this year, Microsoft Edge was updated with a new feature that hides annoying browser notification dialogs commonly used by news publishers, social media platforms, and websites to constantly feed users with links to their content, spam, or spam. and malware.
Browsers only send notifications to users when they are open in the background. If the browser does not run in the background, users may miss important updates, such as emails, appointments, or reminders scheduled through a website or web application (PWA).
Another problem with this approach is that users experience a "flood" of notifications when they start their browser the next day.
To address this issue, update Microsoft Edge import now a new feature that uses a new set of APIs to enable support for background web alerts.
This will allow Windows 10 users to receive notifications while Microsoft Edge is closed and reduce unwanted notification messages by activating real-time notifications. The feature is now available for anyone using Edge 85 on Windows 10 versions 20H1 and 20H2.
Microsoft also provides support for taskbar alerts. This feature was limited to native applications such as Mail & Calendar, Teams, etc. but it also comes with Microsoft Edge, PWA and pinned websites.
Currently, PWAs only work when the browser is open. If you close the browser, you will not see any signals on the taskbar.
For sites that want to use Microsoft Edge bookmarking systems, Microsoft provides instructions here.