Just last week, Google released Chrome 42 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. It comes with a new feature, which allows users to add their favorite websites to their homescreen via a banner that appears on a frequently visited site. Chrome 42 also has a number of bug fixes along with some improvements to speed up the browser’s performance. But the one feature that has caught the fancy of just about everyone is undoubtedly the native “Push notifications” feature, which can be used to send notifications to users but only subject to their consent.
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This new feature is Android-only for now as far as mobile platforms are concerned. Chrome 42 for iOS also arrived last week, but without push notifications because of iOS specific restrictions. It is, however, available for Windows and Linux on the desktop. For some of us, the very thought of getting even more notifications on our devices could be exasperating. So it will be up to web developers to show some restraint in choosing which notifications they do send.