Desktop Notifications

Hey guys!

I have found some old threads about push/desktop notifications from the forum via your browser. Is it only necessary to enable live notifications in the preferences or is there another setting I have to be aware of?

Thanks! :slight_smile:

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Push and Live notifications are two different things on desktop. Live notifications happen when your browser is open to a Discourse tab, and are included by default. Users just need to enable them in their personal preferences (they’re also asked with a banner at some point).

Push notifications are received even when your browser is closed. This requires a plugin: Discourse Push Notifications for Desktop, which has some more settings… there’s a site setting called desktop push notifications enabled. Once that’s enabled users can prefer push notifications on their profile under “Live Notifications” (

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