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chrome.notifications

  • Description

    Use the chrome.notifications API to create rich notifications using templates and show these notifications to users in the system tray.

  • Permissions
    notifications

Summary

Types

NotificationBitmap

NotificationButton

Properties

  • iconUrl

    string optional

    Deprecated since Chrome 59

    Button icons not visible for Mac OS X users.

  • title

    string

NotificationItem

Properties

  • message

    string

    Additional details about this item.

  • title

    string

    Title of one item of a list notification.

NotificationOptions

Properties

  • appIconMaskUrl

    string optional

    Deprecated since Chrome 59

    The app icon mask is not visible for Mac OS X users.

    A URL to the app icon mask. URLs have the same restrictions as iconUrl.

    The app icon mask should be in alpha channel, as only the alpha channel of the image will be considered.

  • buttons

    NotificationButton[] optional

    Text and icons for up to two notification action buttons.

  • contextMessage

    string optional

    Alternate notification content with a lower-weight font.

  • eventTime

    number optional

    A timestamp associated with the notification, in milliseconds past the epoch (e.g. Date.now() + n).

  • iconUrl

    string optional

    A URL to the sender's avatar, app icon, or a thumbnail for image notifications.

    URLs can be a data URL, a blob URL, or a URL relative to a resource within this extension's .crx file Required for notifications.create method.

  • imageUrl

    string optional

    Deprecated since Chrome 59

    The image is not visible for Mac OS X users.

    A URL to the image thumbnail for image-type notifications. URLs have the same restrictions as iconUrl.

  • isClickable

    boolean optional

    Deprecated since Chrome 67

    This UI hint is ignored as of Chrome 67

  • items

    NotificationItem[] optional

    Items for multi-item notifications. Users on Mac OS X only see the first item.

  • message

    string optional

    Main notification content. Required for notifications.create method.

  • priority

    number optional

    Priority ranges from -2 to 2. -2 is lowest priority. 2 is highest. Zero is default. On platforms that don't support a notification center (Windows, Linux & Mac), -2 and -1 result in an error as notifications with those priorities will not be shown at all.

  • progress

    number optional

    Current progress ranges from 0 to 100.

  • requireInteraction

    boolean optional

    Chrome 50+

    Indicates that the notification should remain visible on screen until the user activates or dismisses the notification. This defaults to false.

  • silent

    boolean optional

    Chrome 70+

    Indicates that no sounds or vibrations should be made when the notification is being shown. This defaults to false.

  • title

    string optional

    Title of the notification (e.g. sender name for email). Required for notifications.create method.

  • type

    TemplateType optional

    Which type of notification to display. Required for notifications.create method.

PermissionLevel

Type

"granted"

, or

"denied"

TemplateType

Type

"basic"

,

"image"

,

"list"

,
or

"progress"

Methods

clear

chrome.notifications.clear(
  notificationId: string,
  callback?: function,
)

Clears the specified notification.

Parameters

  • notificationId

    string

    The id of the notification to be cleared. This is returned by notifications.create method.

  • callback

    function optional

    The callback parameter looks like: (wasCleared: boolean) => void

    • wasCleared

      boolean

create

chrome.notifications.create(
  notificationId?: string,
  options: NotificationOptions,
  callback?: function,
)

Creates and displays a notification.

Parameters

  • notificationId

    string optional

    Identifier of the notification. If not set or empty, an ID will automatically be generated. If it matches an existing notification, this method first clears that notification before proceeding with the create operation. The identifier may not be longer than 500 characters.

    The notificationId parameter is required before Chrome 42.

  • Contents of the notification.

  • callback

    function optional

    The callback parameter looks like: (notificationId: string) => void

    • notificationId

      string

getAll

chrome.notifications.getAll(
  callback: function,
)

Retrieves all the notifications of this app or extension.

Parameters

  • callback

    function

    The callback parameter looks like: (notifications: object) => void

    • notifications

      object

getPermissionLevel

chrome.notifications.getPermissionLevel(
  callback: function,
)

Retrieves whether the user has enabled notifications from this app or extension.

Parameters

update

chrome.notifications.update(
  notificationId: string,
  options: NotificationOptions,
  callback?: function,
)

Updates an existing notification.

Parameters

  • notificationId

    string

    The id of the notification to be updated. This is returned by notifications.create method.

  • Contents of the notification to update to.

  • callback

    function optional

    The callback parameter looks like: (wasUpdated: boolean) => void

    • wasUpdated

      boolean

Events

onButtonClicked

chrome.notifications.onButtonClicked.addListener(
  callback: function,
)

The user pressed a button in the notification.

Parameters

  • callback

    function

    The callback parameter looks like: (notificationId: string, buttonIndex: number) => void

    • notificationId

      string

    • buttonIndex

      number

onClicked

chrome.notifications.onClicked.addListener(
  callback: function,
)

The user clicked in a non-button area of the notification.

Parameters

  • callback

    function

    The callback parameter looks like: (notificationId: string) => void

    • notificationId

      string

onClosed

chrome.notifications.onClosed.addListener(
  callback: function,
)

The notification closed, either by the system or by user action.

Parameters

  • callback

    function

    The callback parameter looks like: (notificationId: string, byUser: boolean) => void

    • notificationId

      string

    • byUser

      boolean

onPermissionLevelChanged

chrome.notifications.onPermissionLevelChanged.addListener(
  callback: function,
)

The user changes the permission level. As of Chrome 47, only ChromeOS has UI that dispatches this event.

Parameters

onShowSettings

chrome.notifications.onShowSettings.addListener(
  callback: function,
)
Deprecated since Chrome 65

Custom notification settings button is no longer supported.

The user clicked on a link for the app's notification settings. As of Chrome 47, only ChromeOS has UI that dispatches this event. As of Chrome 65, that UI has been removed from ChromeOS, too.

Parameters

  • callback

    function

    The callback parameter looks like: () => void

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