How to Disable Desktop Notifications for Specific Apps in Windows 11 or 10?

Whenever you use your smartphone, you receive various notifications from the applications that you use. Similarly, various applications send you notifications on your Windows computer too. These notifications appear in the bottom right corner of your desktop. Say you are using Whatsapp desktop mode. Now if you receive a text, it will show up on your screen as well. These notifications increase with the number of applications you install on your computer. Although receiving these notifications can be helpful since you don’t have to individually open every application in order to not miss an update, it can be quite irritating and interrupt you doing your work on your computer.

Your Windows 10 Operating System comes with a feature where you can disable all the notifications of different apps in a single click. However, it may not work if you want to disable the notifications for some selected apps.

The good news is, it is possible to disable the notifications for some selected apps without a third-party tool. In this risewindows article, we are going to discuss how to do the same.

How to Turn Off Desktop Notifications for Specific Apps in Windows 10?

Use the following steps to disable desktop notifications for individual apps on Windows 10, perform the following steps:-

Step 1: On your computer, open the settings app.

You can do it by simultaneously pressing the Windows logo + I keys on your keyboard.

Step 2: Go to the Systems category.

Step 3: Find Notifications & actions and click on it.

Step 4: Turn ON the “Get notifications from apps and other senders” toggle switch in the Notifications & actions window. Similarly, turn the toggle switch OFF to disable the notifications. The feature should be kept ON in case you want the notifications for the selected apps only.

Step 5: If you scroll down and go to the bottom right side of the screen, you will find a list of all the installed programs and the Microsoft Store apps under the “Get notifications from these senders” section.

Step 6: Each application has a toggle switch next to it. If you do not want to see any specific application, turn the toggle switch OFF.

Step 7: Once you complete all the above steps, both the desktop notifications and the notifications from the Action Center will be turned off. If you want to get the notification in the Notification area but don’t want to see the notification in the Desktop’s bottom right corner, don’t turn off the toggle of the app.

To disable the notifications only for the desktop and keep the ones for the Action Center enabled, double-click on the app. Find the option “Show notification banners” and un-check it.

Finally, close the Settings app.

After you have completed all the above steps, the notifications will be turned OFF for the Action Center only. In case you change your mind and want to turn the notifications ON for the apps again, repeat all the above steps and in step 7, check the option “Show notifications banner”.

On a side note, you can disable all notifications temporarily by clicking on the Notification Icon on Windows Taskbar, and then turning on the “Focus assist” feature by clicking on it.

How to Turn Off Desktop Notifications for Specific Apps in Windows 11?

Use the following steps to disable Desktop Notifications for specific apps on Windows 11:-

Step 1: On your computer, open the Settings app. Once you do that, click on the System category in the left sidebar. Then on the right-side pane, click on Notifications tab.

Step 2: Find a toggle switch next to the Notifications tab and click on it.

Step 3: Select the apps that you want to disable the notifications under “Notifications from apps and other senders” and turn OFF the toggle switch next to them.

That is it.

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