How to Enable or Turn On Desktop Notifications for Gmail in Windows 11/10?


Now in the modern world, Gmail is essential for email services. We can receive many emails daily in our inboxes. Some of them are very important for us or require immediate attention from the user. But sometimes we are busy with our work and forget to check our emails daily.


For this issue, a feature is available in windows 11/10. you can turn on desktop notifications for emails.

In this risewindows article, we will guide you on how to Enable or Turn On Desktop Notifications for Gmail in Windows 10.

How to Enable or Turn On Desktop Notifications for Gmail in Windows 11/10?

To enable desktop notifications for Gmail on your Windows 10 PC, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, Open your web browser and log into your Gmail account.

Step 2. Then, Click on the Settings gear icon on the top right corner of your account, and after that, click See all settings.


Step 3. Now, Click the General tab and then scroll down under this tab to look for the option, Desktop notifications.

You will find two options :

  1. New mail notifications On and
  2.  Important mail notifications On.

If you select the first option, you will receive desktop notifications for all the emails. But, if you select the second option, you will receive desktop notifications only for the emails marked as important. You can select options according to your choice. When you select the option of your choice, click on the link “Click here to enable desktop notifications for Gmail.”


Step 4. After that, you will see a pop-up window asking you to allow Gmail to send email notifications, click Allow.

Step 5. Then,  scroll down and click on the Save Changes button.


After the above steps, you should receive a desktop notification for new Gmail emails.

Fix: Gmail Desktop Notifications aren’t Working in Windows 11/10

When you have enabled the Gmail desktop notifications on your Windows 11/10 PC but still you are unable to receive desktop notification, do the following additional steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, Open the Settings app and select the System category under it.


Step 2. Then , select Notifications & actions from the left side pane.


Step 3. Next, on the right side pane, scroll down and turn on the notifications for your web browser on which you are using Gmail.


Step 4. After that,  double-click on the browser entry to see additional settings.


Step 5. Then, make sure the Notifications toggle is set to On position in the window that opens.

Step 6. Now, select the checkbox “Show notification banners.”

Step 7. At last, under the “Priority of notifications in action center,” select the radio button Top.

Step 8. Then, close the Settings app.

Step 9. Now, Restart your browser.

After that, new message alerts should appear on your computer’s desktop.

That’s it.

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