In Windows 10, desktop notifications appear at the bottom right area of the desktop. Default apps as well as apps installed from Windows Store display notifications. You see a desktop notification when you receive an email message, for instance.
If you have installed all social media apps, you probably often see desktop notifications. While these notifications are great, many users often feel notifications as distractions and want to disable them.
While you can disable desktop notifications entirely (for all apps), you might want to disable notifications for apps that often show notifications or for apps that are not so important. For instance, you might want to disable Twitter and Facebook notifications. You can always open up the app to see all the notifications.
Luckily, Windows 10 allows you to disable notifications for specific apps as well. Complete the given below directions to turn off or disable desktop notifications for specific apps in Windows 10.
Disable desktop notifications for specific apps in Windows 10
Step 1: Open the Settings app. To do so, either click the Settings icon in the Start menu or use Windows logo and I hotkey.
Step 2: In the Settings app, click System, and then click Notifications and actions.
Step 3: First, in the Notifications section, make sure that Get notifications from apps and other senders option is turned on. If you turn off this option, notifications for all apps will be disabled. Since we want to disable notifications for specific apps only, it’s important to keep the option turned on.
Step 4: Now, in the Get notifications from these senders section, turn off the option next to apps that you don’t want to see notifications for. For instance, if you don’t want to see notifications (all kind of notifications) for the Mail app, turn off the option next to it.
Again, don’t turn off this option if you want to disable only desktop notifications and want to see notifications for the app in the Action Center.
To turn off only desktop notifications and see notification in the Action Center for the app, click on the app in the list to see more notification actions. Here, turn off Notification banners option only.
That’s it! From now on, desktop notifications will not appear for these apps. To see desktop notifications for these apps again, please follow directions given above again and turn on the option next to them.