[Deprecated in Chrome 44, removed in Chrome 45] We asked developers to indicate their intent to only send push messages that result in user visible UI - Web Notifications, by including the "gcm_user_visible_only" key in their Manifest. We are now removing this key in favor of the specified solution: userVisibleOnly. The subscribe() method should be updated like this: serviceWorkerRegistration.pushManager.subscribe({ userVisibleOnly: true }).then(...)




Specification link

Specification being incubated in a Community Group

Status in Chromium


Removed (tracking bug)

Consensus & Standardization

After a feature ships in Chrome, the values listed here are not guaranteed to be up to date.

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Search tags

push, push messaging, push api, userVisibleOnly,

Last updated on 2020-11-09