Edge using adaptive notification request to filter based on others
Microsoft is trying out a new solution for notification requests that are frequently seen when users browse the internet.
By using a feature being called ‘adaptive notification requests,’ Edge looks at whether other users block or allow requests on that particular website, then chooses the common choice for following users that access that same website.
For instance, if there is a website that commonly asks users if they’d like to receive notifications and users frequently click to block the request, Edge will collect that data and will stop showing new users notification requests on that website in the future.
This feature is set to roll out in Edge 88 once it has received positive feedback from tests.
In previously released Edge versions, Edge made notification requests “quiet” by default and instead displayed the request as a bell icon in the address bars that users had to click in order to opt in.
This caused users to stop enabling notifications altogether, even on sites that many users had notifications enabled on.
This newest Edge version is Microsoft’s middle ground attempt in an effort to balance showing users notification requests that they may want and hiding ones they typically don’t.
Any notification requests that don’t get automatically shown to users will be quieted and can be turned on via the bell in the address bar.
Users that were happy with the quiet mode of Edge can reenable the quiet notification requests by simply going to Settings, Cookies and Site Permissions, then Notifications. Then, simply toggle them back on.
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