Gmail Desktop Notifications

You can receive desktop notifications through Google Chrome using the Gmail Web interface.

Note: To receive desktop notifications using this method, Google Chrome MUST be opened, and you MUST be signed into Webmail by Google. If you are not signed into Webmail by Google, or Google Chrome is not open, you will not receive desktop notifications. If you wish to have notifications displayed without either being logged into Webmail by Google or when Google Chrome is closed, you should use Google Hangouts.

To set up desktop notifications with the Google Chrome web browser, please follow the steps below:

  1. Login to Webmail by Google.
  2. Click the Gear icon in the upper right corner as shown below.
  3. In the drop down list that appears, click Mail Settings as shown below.
  4. Find the Desktop Notifications section. Make sure the "New mail notifications on" button is selected, then click the link "Click here to enable desktop notifications for NJ Institute of Technology Mail."
  5. At the top of the page a bar will appear. Click the Allow button.
  6. Once you have completed the above steps, exit Google Chrome.
  7. Re-open Google Chrome and log into Webmail by Google. You should now start receiving desktop notifications like the one shown below.

Last Updated: June 29, 2017