Introduction to Web Push Notifications

Before using iZooto's Web Push Notifications, let's understand the basics of push notifications.

Definition

Web push notifications are clickable rich content messages sent to your device by a website or a web app. Push notifications are delivered to your mobile device or desktop, even when your browser is closed. As these notifications are pushed to user’s device, users don’t have to be present on the specific website to receive these notifications.

  • On Mac, these notifications are now delivered directly to the Mac OS Notification Center.
  • On Windows, these notifications are displayed above the taskbar.
  • On Linux, these notifications are displayed in the top right section of the browser.
  • On Android, these notifications are displayed in the notification tray.

Push notifications on iOS

Apple is yet to support web push notifications on iOS.

Push in the Incognito mode of browsers

Web push notifications aren't supported in the Incognito mode of browsers.

Compatibility

Device
OS
Browser

Mobile

Android
OS

Chrome 48+, Firefox 48+
No support

Desktop

Windows
Ubuntu (Linux)
Mac OS

Chrome 42+
Firefox 44+
Safari 9.3, 10

Tablet

Android
iOS

Chrome 42+, Firefox 48+
No support

For a detailed guide, click here.