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The sparsely-used Chrome notifications centre is a goner

Google has announced the ability to keep notifications through its Chrome browser is about to disappear.

The Chrome notifications centre has been deemed surplus to requirements by Google because it has been deemed surprise to requirements by Chrome users.

In the name of keeping Chrome simple, the feature will be dropped in the next major update, although it’ll stay within the Chrome OS.

The feature had been introduced in 2013 to account for those occasions when users missed the desktop notifications Chrome had supported since 2010.

See also: Google Chrome tips and tricks

On the Chromuim blog Google wrote: “In 2013 Chrome launched the notification centre, a place for users to find notifications from Chrome apps and extensions that they’d missed.

However, in practice, few users visit the notification centre. To keep Chrome simple, it will be removed from Windows, Mac, and Linux in the upcoming release. The notification centre on Chrome OS will remain unchanged.”

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