Website notifications

What kind of notifications are there?

Yandex Browser displays pop-up messages from:

Yandex Browser sends the messages on behalf of these services. You will receive notifications in these cases:

  • Yandex.Mail. You received a new email.
  • VK. You received a new message, comment, or friend request.

You can choose to allow or block these messages, as well as customize their contents.

Notifications from Yandex.Mail and VK

Turn notifications on or off

Yandex Browser will suggest that you enable notifications when you open VK or Yandex.Mail for the first time. If you decline, you can enable notifications later in the settings menu.

To turn notifications on or off in the settings:

  1. Click  → Settings.
  2. In the Notifications section, click Notification settings.
  3. Go to the Yandex.Mail section.
  4. Turn the Notifications enabled option on or off.

You can choose to disable notifications temporarily. To do this:

  1. Click  → Settings.
  2. In the Notifications section, click Disable all notifications for three hours.
Actions with notifications
  • To go to the site that the notification came from (VK or Yandex.Mail), just click on the notification.
  • To hide the author and text of the notification so that only the subject is visible, click .
  • To configure notifications, click .
Customize notifications
  1. Click  → Settings.
  2. In the Notifications section, click Notification settings.
  3. Check the options you want in the Yandex.Mail section.

More information
Option Description
Notifications enabled Displays or hides notifications.
Display content Displays or hides the message sender and text in notifications. If you don't want someone to see the content of incoming messages on your screen, clear this option. That way notifications will only display the message subject.
Choose usernames that will receive notifications Displays notifications separately for each Yandex username.

Notifications from other sites

The first time you open a site that sends notifications to users, Yandex Browser will ask whether you want to accept or block notifications from that site. After you allow or block notifications, the Receive notifications from this site option will appear in the Protect panel, and the icon will appear in the SmartBox.

Block or allow notifications from a specific site
  1. Click in the notification. Open the Yandex Browser settings.
  2. Click on the website address.
  3. Select Block from the drop-down list.
  4. Click Done.

Block notifications from all sites
  1. Click  → Settings.
  2. At the bottom of the Settings page, click Show advanced settings.
  3. In the Privacy section, click Content settings.
  4. In the Notifications section, check the Do not show site notifications option.
  5. Click Done.