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Gmail comes with desktop notifications for emails and chat messages

If you are using Google Chrome, it is now possible to receive desktop notifications which display pop-ups whenever a chat message or new email arrives.

To turn them on, click on the Settings link in the top right corner of Gmail and scroll down to the "Desktop Notifications" section. If you just want to get notified about chat messages, or if you use Priority Inbox and only want to get notifications for important messages, or get notified on any incoming new mails, you can customize your settings from there too.

NOTE: This functionality is currently only available on Google Chrome.

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