Beginning with version 72 of Firefox, Mozilla will be modifying how the browser handles notification requests. In the new version desktop notifications will now appear as an icon in the URL bar that users have to click to see the notification.
In a recent blog post Mozilla expounded upon why they are making this quality of life change. The company said that after performing user research they found that people hated getting notifications (such as blog updates from various websites). Come to find out, repeatedly asking users if they want to receive notifications didn’t change a persons mind. They found that 99% of notification prompts weren’t accepted by people, and 48% were actively denied by users.
The update is scheduled to release in January, but Mozilla has already pushed out a smaller update that adds a “Never Allow” option on notifications instead of the previous “Not Now” button. At least with that feature change you won’t be continuously harassed to allow notifications on the same website.
Additionally, Chrome users will be happy to know that Google is also looking into tweaks they can make to their notification system so they’re less troublesome as well.