Last updated September 15th, 2013 at 08:23 pm
Gmail is a free and convenient email service which always comes up with new services and applications for the users. Wouldn’t it be really great to get notifications of your new emails without constantly switching back and forth in between the email tab and other opened tabs? And now Gmail is here with another goodie which allows desktop notifications. Recently Gmail introduces a brand new desktop notification for chat and email messages. This new desktop notification is currently available for the Google Chrome users and also allows the Gmail to show the popup notifications on your desktop.
It always happens with us that we expect an important email from our friends or work while we are occupied by some other work. In this case one constantly needs to check the Gmail account and keep refreshing the page to check if any new mail has arrived. Well, this is not really convenient. So, with the introduction of this new goodie by the Gmail group, it seems that everything can get all easier. Although many other emails and chat notification tools and apps are available, getting this in your own Gmail account is even better. This service works through HTML5 on the desktops of Google Chrome users.
How does the Gmail Desktop Notification work?
The new goodie introduced by Gmail works very convenient for the users who use Google Chrome as their browsers. Whenever a mail will arrive in ones Inbox, the user will be notified about the email by a pop up window. This window will be continuing the mailer’s address and the subject line of the mail. This is also very impressive when you are chatting online with your friends. You will immediately receive the chat conversation in the form of a pop up window even if the tab of your Gmail window in not open or currently not in front of your eyes. This service is quite convenient for the users who are tackling with a number of tabs on their browsers at a time. So just like that, it happens to be a perk for its users.
But it should be noted by the users that this desktop notification is not available for the Google apps account.
This very new and handy service within Gmail for its Chrome users will constantly keep giving you desktop notifications that pop up on your account no matter whatever other windows you have got open in your browser.
What this exactly means that, as long as one is signed in to the Gmail account using the Google Chrome browser, they will get pop up notification whenever a new mail arrives in the Inbox or one of your friends wants to talk to you over a chat message.
How to enable it on the chrome?
These simple steps will help you to enable the desktop notifications on chrome:
Sign in to your Gmail account.
Click on the “Settings” button which is at the top right side of the Inbox.
Mark both “Chat Notification ON” and “New Mail Notification ON” option to get notifications.
Let’s hope that Google will soon provide this service for the Firefox users also and make the fullest use of this new goodie.