The new Microsoft Edge browser now supports background notifications for websites

Reading time icon 1 min. read

Readers help support MSPoweruser. When you make a purchase using links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Tooltip Icon

Read the affiliate disclosure page to find out how can you help MSPoweruser effortlessly and without spending any money. Read more

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge

The new Microsoft Edge web browser is getting an improving notifications and badging experience. Microsoft today announced that the new Edge browser will support background notifications for websites. So, you will never miss important updates even if the browser is closed. Any website that supports web push notifications using the web standard Push API, Notifications API, and web push protocol is already supported with this new feature. This feature is now available for Edge 85 on Windows 10 version 20H1 and above.

Regarding badging, the latest version of Microsoft Edge can now display badges for PWAs and pinned sites. Basic support for badging PWAs has been available on Windows and Mac since Edge 81. But now, badges can now be shown on the taskbar at any time. This improved badging experience is now with Edge 85 (for PWAs) or Edge 87 (for pinned sites) with Windows 10 version 20H1 or higher.

Source: Microsoft

More about the topics: Microsoft Edge, notifications