Google tests ability to stop mobile notifications when using Gmail on a computer

Google Reportedly rolling out a new feature for Gmail. According to a report by 9to5Google, Gmail Users can now stop notifications on their smartphone when they are using Gmail on their computer. This feature was earlier made available to a limited number of users in February this year but now it is being rolled out for more users. However, it is still in the testing phase and has only been seen on Workspace accounts.
Once this feature is available, users will see a notification pause dialog in Gmail. The pop-up will allow users to pause mobile notifications while they are active on the laptop/PC. When someone chooses to stop Gmail notifications on mobile, they will be asked to allow Gmail to monitor device usage.
“Pause mobile notifications when you’re using this device. To stop Gmail mobile notifications while you’re on this device, let your browser detect whether you’re active or away. Click Continue.” Then allow when prompted by your browser,” the pop-up reads.
When this feature is enabled, alerts about new emails will only appear on the desktop. While users will still receive new emails on their phones, they will not be shown in notifications. As soon as the user is away from the computer, notifications will start coming on the phone again.
Gmail uses the “Use Your Device” permission for the feature. Currently, there is no option to manually enable this feature from the Settings menu of Gmail. But they can revoke the permission in Chrome’s settings under Settings > Security & Privacy > Site Settings > Additional Permissions.

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