Its redesign is now old news, but Google is still slowly adding features to Google+ — and recently they quietly added push notifications on the desktop. Through Google Chrome, users can now get their notifications pushed to them on top of active windows. While this isn’t for everybody (it is Google+, of course), this should prove useful for those who actively use the social network and want to quickly respond to any new mentions or post notifications.
To activate this functionality, simply head to Google+ through the Chrome browser. It seems that Google is currently showing a message on-screen for all users allowing them to enable notifications with a single click. From there, things are pretty self-explanatory. Follow the prompts to allow Google+ to push notifications, and you’ll start receiving them on your machine. This should work on Windows, Chrome OS, and macOS.
Here’s what it looks like:
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