Receiving notifications from Google Chat is quite important. However, if you are using the service for both mobile and desktop platforms, it can be quite annoying to receive repeated notifications. Once this feature is discontinued for Gmail (via Android Police), Google Chat will pause mobile notifications when using the service on desktop.
Repeated notifications can really be a pain in the neck. This is bad for people who use multiple devices or people who use the same service on mobile and desktop. You will have a conversation on the computer, then delete it from your phone.
Google Chat will pause mobile notifications while you’re on computer
That’s why it’s a good idea that Google added this feature. When you access the Google Chat site on your computer, a pop-up window appears at the bottom of the screen. It will say “Pause mobile notifications while using this device”. In the pop-up window, you will have the option to accept or decline it.
If you click “Allow” while using Google Chat on a computer, it will communicate this to your phone, which will pause notifications. If you really hate repeated notifications, this should be a useful feature.
You just have to remember to exit the window or tab when you’re done. Most of the time, people tend to leave browser tabs open and then they leave. If this tab remains open, notifications will remain paused on your mobile device.
If you don’t see the notification on your screen, you will have to wait a bit. Most of the time, it takes a bit of time for a change to kick in on everyone.
In other Google Messaging News: Google finally removed Hangouts from the Google Play Store
Google has had no luck providing a consistent messaging platform. Other services like Google Allo and Google Plus Huddle are all a thing of the past. Google Hangouts is a service that is pretty much on life support. People were waiting for Google to officially kill the service.
That day may have come, because Google has dropped the official Hangouts app from the Play Store. Those who have already installed the app on their device can still access the app and send messages. When they open the app, they get a splash screen prompting them to migrate to Google Chat.