Many of those who have tried working with normal software appreciate it for something specific. Under normal software, everyone understands something of their own, but I almost value unobtrusiveness in it most of all. I don't like it when an app keeps sending me 'try this, try this' notifications. Personally, it somehow repels me. Judging by the latest findings of the developers, very soon I will be annoyed by Google Chrome, which can also start constantly sending notifications and suggesting to do what it needs, not me. I don’t know how you will react to this, but the essence of the 'batch' is this …
Google will do everything to ensure that you use Chrome
New feature in Google Chrome
If you have ever used a computer on Windows, you probably noticed how intrusive it is. He has overly aggressive marketing tactics. Microsoft sometimes just gets bored with their desire to promote their own browser.
The company automatically adds Edge to your taskbar after some updates, and even sends you pop-ups if you somehow dare not yet abandon Internet Explorer and upgrade to its relatively new browser Microsoft Edge. Now, apparently, Google has decided to go the same way and offer us not just a browser for Android, to which everyone is accustomed, but a browser that literally will not let us forget about itself. In the near future, Chrome may start sending you push notifications aimed at encouraging you to use that particular browser. At least if you haven't used it for a long time.
Proof of this intention of the company can be considered what was found in three places at once in the code of the Google Chrome browser. They are all registered under the 're-engagement notice' clause. They will appear in the notification shade when the company notices that you are not using the application and you have a different browser installed. Chrome will 'validate you' whenever you open a Chrome custom tab in any other application like Gmail or Twitter. At the same time, it will measure how much time has passed since you opened the browser before.
Many people prefer third-party browsers
What Google Chrome notifications mean
At the moment, we can talk about three types of notifications that the cunning developers have prepared for you in their browser:
- 'Read today’s news.
Articles on your interests on Chrome. '
Translation – Read today's news.
Articles about what interests you in Chrome.
- 'Save up to 60% data.
Use Lite mode on Google Chrome. '
Translation – Save up to 60% of your data.
Use simplified mode in Google Chrome.
- 'Google recommends Chrome.
Save up to 60% data, read today’s news. '
Translation – Google recommends Chrome.
Save up to 60% of your data by reading the latest news.
The company is already working on adding a measure to chrome: // flags, although the proposed “flag” is not yet available in Chrome:
Enable re-engagement notifications
Enables Chrome to use the in-product help system to decide when to show re-engagement notifications.
Translation – Enable re-enable notifications
Let Chrome use the built-in help system to decide when to show login prompt notifications.
If Google continues this route, and the company has no reason to leave it, we will most likely see such a feature in the near future.
It can be assumed that notifications can still be closed, and this would be fair in relation to the user. Although, it is most likely that even if Google gives us such a right, it will deprive us of it in the very near future. Otherwise, she is simply not interested in introducing such a function, because everyone will turn it off, and she will not receive an increase in the number of users, an already popular browser. As a result, all the talk about the company imposing its browser on the manufacturers will be irrelevant. It will simply torture you with 'push notifications' and you will use it.
Mute or cancel Google Chrome notifications
Notifications are a real problem Android
Since the notices are still in the works, it is also possible that Google will abandon this plan, if only to mitigate the consequences of the antitrust investigation. This can happen if analysts realize that the measures are not effective enough. Android smartphones already come with her browser and other services (except for Huawei) that very stubbornly replace everything else.
At the moment, Google already occupies 60% of the browser market. This is more than an impressive figure. Sending spam in the form of constant notifications and reminders to open Google Chrome can be very frustrating for users. Of course, they won't run away to iOS, but they can definitely find a way to turn off notifications and be offended by the company's actions.
After all, this is not something that Google should focus on. It would be better to think about how to make other notifications work better and not drain the battery so quickly. Do you agree? Let's discuss in our Telegram chat.