Gmail Notifier – Browser Extension for Google Chrome

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Gmail Notifier is a tiny browser extension for Google Chrome. It runs in background, checks for new e-mails in your Gmail account, and shows a desktop notification whenever a new e-mail is detected.


Although, Gmail itself shows notifications for new e-mails in supported browsers but this feature has one limitation, you need to have have Gmail open in a browser tab. So, if you are looking for an alternate solution which notifies you for the new e-mails even when Gmail is not opened in your browser, you should install this “Gmail Notifier” extension from Chrome Web Store. To avoid double notifications, you should disable Gmail’s built-in notifications from settings page.

Here is another screenshot showing the difference between the built-in notification of Gmail and the notification popup by this extension:



You can click on the notification popup to open the email in a new browser tab.

Feel free to comment below if you have any feedback or facing any issue. You can also e-mail me at arpitnext[@]

This extension doesn’t track your browsing activities or collect usage data, and is completely safe to use. Install it from Chrome Store.

Install from Chrome Web Store

Posted by Arpit Kumar

Arpit Kumar is a web enthusiast watching browsers for long. He maintains several browser-based tools including many popular extensions. Follow Arpit on Twitter, or email him at

4 Responses

  1. jon says:

    would like to see an “options” with a repeat, adjustable time of notification and a sound… all with checkboxes….more user friendly
    I use this on a Acer c720 chromebook
    The best notifier i’ve seen…..Great work

  2. Peter says:

    Does it notifie for multiple gmail accounts?

  3. Raju Bhargava says:

    Sorry to mention but its not working for me. I got this installed today morning but have not received even a single notification so far despite many mails in my inbox…..

  4. Tim says:

    Dear Arpit, I have installed the notifier but see no way for it to log into my Gmail account. The options page is not available to open on the menu (constantly in grey). Also, does the notifier show a symbol on the Windows tool bar? That is where notifications are required, not in Chrome because, if Chrome is open, then my Gmail account is already open in a tab.
    Thank you for your help

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