Google Chrome notifications may soon play nice with the Windows 10 Action Center

Laurent Giret

Google Chrome has been supporting push notifications for years now, which is really handy for web apps such as Gmail, Tweetdeck and more. The most popular web browser worldwide currently uses its own notification system, which is fine for older versions of Windows, but not so much on Windows 10 which has its own notification center.

Chrome currently has its own notification system.

Fortunately, it seems that Google Chrome notifications could soon play nice with Windows 10’s built-in notification system and Action Center. As spotted by Reddit user “WindowsRX” (via, Chromium, the open source version of Google Chrome was recently updated with a new flag for allowing users to opt into using Windows native notifications. You can see how it would work in the image below.

Since Chromium provides the source code for Google Chrome, the web browser should also get this new flag pretty soon. Support for the actionable Windows 10 notifications could help make Chrome much more pleasant to use on Windows 10, especially with Progressive Web Apps. We’ll see what happens in the coming months, but let us know in the comments if you’re excited about Chrome supporting native Windows 10 notifications.