Google Chrome is adding support for a popular Windows 10 feature called Action Center. The team is currently working on this, and we might see this soon on the Canary channel, behind an experimental flag.
Action Center is a notification area, with actionable notifications, plus some additional controls similar to your notification try on Android. The Google Chrome team was initially hesitant to add this feature. However, like they are getting ready to do this.
Issue 516147 was created in 2015 August, requesting this feature. However, in 2016, the team created a new request, Issue 734095. The current code change request was submitted as part of this request. The commit log says that this is the first step towards adding Action Center support:
First step towards being able to show Action Center notifications.
This CL introduces a NotificationPlatformBridge for Windows that can
display notifications in the Windows Action Center. Only the title, body
text and attribution text of the notification are included for now.
In addition, events for the notifications aren’t being listened to yet
either. Because of this I’ve made it possible to toggle the base::Feature
for Windows, but have not amended the chrome://flags entry yet.
Note: This is an evolution of https://codereview.chromium.org/2906133005/
but with a notification_template_builder class replacing the
Note: The code in notification_platform_bridge_win.* that relates to the
ComBase functions, is adapted from the WinRT Midi Manager and I plan to
move them to base/win and share with that code.
It might take a while before this feature shows up on the Stable version of Chrome. However, if you are on the Dev or Canary channel, looks for a flag in the future releases!