Gmail Notifier

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.

gmail notifier

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 browsernative.apps[@]

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

Bonus: We have launched another useful extension for Gmail users: Quick Compose for Gmail. Read more and install from this page.

Posted by Arpit Gupta

Arpit maintains several browser-based tools including many popular extensions. Follow him on Twitter, or email at

29 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

  5. robert says:

    it works very well

  6. Timothy Stroud says:

    It doesn’t work for me either, whether I am using Chrome or Firefox.

  7. Yatin Bhavsar says:

    very very useful app, I am really glad.

  8. Calvin says:

    how long can you set notifications to stay on desktop?

  9. James Middleton says:

    works for chromebook just fine, good for school work.

  10. marian says:

    OK in simply use

  11. Johannes Bols says:

    There is no option to choose wh. gmail account I am notified for.

  12. Jim Allen says:

    Doesn’t seem to work for me, Windows 10.

  13. Richard says:

    A few things …
    1) Ideally, the notification would be located in the Windows tray (e.g. like the Outlook envelope) rather than a pop-up with a “Ding !”, which is too much of a distraction.
    2) If the pop-up notification is the only means of notification that can be provided, there needs to be a way to disable the “Ding !”; it’s too much of a distraction.
    3) The amount of time the pop-up remains on the screen should be configurable.

  14. Carlos Li says:

    Dear Arpit, I have installed the notifier and it works very well. Do you have a similar notifier for Outlook? It would be great. regards

  15. Arpit says:

    @Carlos: Thanks for your feedback. I would check if a similar extension is possible for outlook.

  16. Neil says:

    Exactly what I was looking for! Good to see support for multiple Gmail accounts. Yay!! Thanks Browsernative developers

  17. Mike says:

    I would like for the notification to remain onscreen until I dismiss it.

    Many thanks,

  18. GERALDINE says:


  19. Gordon couper says:

    options gray-out

  20. Arpit says:

    @Gordon: The toolbar icon should be grayed out, that’s intentional, as this extension doesn’t need an active toolbar icon.

  21. marçal says:

    instalar app de correio

  22. Jessica Martin says:

    I am not getting any notifications at all. How do I fix this??

  23. Melissa Sifirino says:

    Am glad since am getting immediate response from this app

  24. Eden Grace Onyeije says:

    I think it should stay on the screen until I dismiss it.

  25. Bal Krishna says:

    yes!!! it works for me.

  26. Bal Krishna says:

    Yes, it work but need to improve . cos it gives notification after some time when i get mail . need to be as fast as possible

  27. Eden Grace Onyeije says:

    It stays for a very short time, and I once was not at the computer, and as sone as I logged in the notification was gone!

  28. name says:

    Could you add a setting that allows you to set only messages from a certain email shows up?

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