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 when 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 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. Click Websites.
  3. In the Notifications section, click Other sites.
  4. Click Settings right to the VK site.
  5. Enable or disable the Turn on notifications option.

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

  1. Click  → Settings.
  2. Click Websites.
  3. In the Notifications section, click Other sites.
  4. Hover your mouse cursor over the VK site and click Disable notifications for three hours.
Actions with notifications
  • To go to the site that the notification came from (VK), 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. Click Websites.
  3. In the Notifications section, click Other sites.
  4. Click Websites.
  5. In the Notifications section, click Other sites.
  6. Click Settings right to the VK site.
  7. Set your options:

More information
Option Description
Turn on notifications Displays or hides notifications.
Private messages, Comments on posts, Friend requests Allows you to select the events you want to be notified of (for example, if you only want to be informed of personal messages and friend requests).
Show message author and text 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. After this, notifications will only show the message subject.

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. Click Websites.
  3. In the Requests to send notifications section, check the Don't show requests option.