Mozilla is working on controlling the increase of notification spams by websites

Mozilla is working on controlling the notification spams on Firefox. The increasing use of push notifications by websites has forced Mozilla to take a step towards controlling them.

The company announced this in a blog post (via Techdows) published today. In the post, Mozilla mentioned two experiments that the company plans to conduct in order to restrict websites from spamming users with notifications. The first experiment which will run starting from April 1 to April 29 will prevent websites from showing prompts unless the user interacts with the website. Mozilla has divided the experiment into two parts, the first of which will run for the first two weeks and will prevent websites from showing the notification prompts. In the last two weeks, Mozilla will add an animation icon on the address bar. When the user clicks on the icon, the website will show the notification prompt to the user.

The second experiment will run Firefox Release 67 where Mozilla will important data like measure their engagement with sites and how they react to notification prompts. Mozilla will then use the data to improve the restrictions in the future and improve the overall experience.

Since the features are still under testing, it will be a while before they are implemented into the public version. In the meantime, you can download the Nightly build to try out the new experiments.

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