We love Gmail for the way it keeps innovating and comes up with new features often. Here is another new feature which most of Gmail users will love. Google’s Gmail has just launched HTML5 desktop notifications which display pop-ups whenever a chat message or new email arrives.
You can turn them on by changing Settings in your Gmail account using the link in the top right corner of Gmail >>> â€œDesktop Notificationsâ€. You can customize your settings depending on whether you just want to get notified only about chat messages, or if you use Priority Inbox and only want to get notifications for important messages etc.
This Gmail Desktop popup notifications functionality is currently only available for people using Google Chrome and will be available for other browsers later on hopefully.
Via: [Gmail Blog]