Yandex Browser displays notifications from:

Yandex services

Yandex services send notifications about weather changes, traffic conditions, emergencies, and other events. You can choose what kind of notifications you want to see.

Select the types of notifications you want to receive.

On the side panel
  1. Tap .
  2. In the upper-right corner, click  → Settings.
  3. Select notifications.
On a new tab
  1. Tap  → Settings.
  2. Go to Interface.
  3. In the New tab section, click Right-side notifications settings.
  4. Select notifications.
Pop-up notifications
  1. Tap  → Settings.
  2. Open Websites.
  3. In the Notifications section, click Yandex services.
  4. On the In Yandex.Browser tab, select notifications.
  5. Click Save.


Yandex Browser sends notifications on behalf of the social network. You will receive notifications about new messages, comments, or friend requests.

You can allow or block these notifications.

Turn notifications on or off

Yandex Browser will ask if you want to enable notifications when you open VK for the first time. If you declined, you can always enable notifications in Settings.

To turn notifications on or off in the settings:

  1. Tap  → Settings.
  2. Open Websites.
  3. In the Notifications section, click Other sites.
  4. Find the VK site on the Allowed or Not allowed tab.
  5. Hover your mouse over the VK website and click the Deny or Allow link that appears.
Actions with notifications
  • Open VKontakte. Click the notification.
  • Hide the sender and message text in the notification. Click the icon in the notification. After that, nothing but the subject will be visible in the notification.
  • Configure notifications. Tap  → Settings.

Other sites

Websites can send notifications about news, comments, updates, and other events. Usually, websites request permission to send notifications, but sometimes they can do this without permission. In Yandex Browser, you can allow or block notifications from a specific website, or disable notification prompts from any website.

The first time you open a site that sends notifications to users, Yandex Browser will ask whether you want to accept or block notifications from that site. After you allow or block notifications, the Get notifications from this site option will appear in the Protect panel, and the icon will appear in the SmartBox.

Block notifications from site

In the notification, click  → Prevent <site> from sending notifications.

Prevent sites from suggesting notifications
  1. Tap  → Settings.
  2. Open Websites.
  3. In the Requests to send notifications section, enable the Don't show requests option.

After that, websites will not suggest notifying you anymore. Sites that you have already allowed to send notifications will continue sending them. You need to block notifications separately for each site.