Google Apps Notifications

Google has updated the notifications to have pop-up style notifications when new email arrives. Currently I use Google Notifier but since I have Chrome open 24/7 this will be a little more useful and fewer things will be running. Google also added an unread count to Chrome, see below.

Google Release Info

Released on 1/26/2011

Desktop notifications for email and chat are now available for all Google Apps domains. These are HTML5 desktop notifications which display pop-ups whenever a chat message or new email arrives.

Editions included:
Google Apps, Google Apps for Business, Government and Education

Languages included:
All languages supported by Gmail

How to access what’s new:
In your Gmail “Settings”, go to the ‘General’ tab and scroll down to the new ‘Desktop Notifications’ section. Click on the link to opt-in to this feature. Once enabled, choose if you want notifications just for chat, email or both. You can also choose just to be notified for email in Priority Inbox if you have that enabled.

Note: This functionality is currently only available for people using Google Chrome, but we’re working to make notifications part of the standard Web platform. This feature is available to domains with ‘pre-release features’ enabled in the administrator control panel.

[via Gmail blog and Google Apps Updates]

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