Select the checkbox next to "Get updates about Google Drive items in your browser
Note error pop-up in the lower left-hand corner of the Brave window: “Couldn’t enable notifications”
NOTE: Even if you manually add https://drive.google.com/* to the allow list for notifications within Brave settings, the same error message applies.
Notifications should work!
Brave Version( check About Brave):
1.23.73 - Windows and macOS versions both exhibit the same behavior
I searched the community and found there are at least two other threads regarding this same issue - one in 2018 and the other in 2019. Both were closed due to inactivity within 30 days from the last update.
This seems like it should be trivial to resolve, but is still unresolved over 2 years after first raising awareness. Either this just isn’t a high priority, or it’s something that’s more difficult to resolve than it appears to be. In either case, it would be nice to know what the root cause is and if there are any plans to resolve it.
Tried to select the “Get updates about Google Drive items in your browser” checkbox
Immediately received the “Couldn’t enable notifications” error and the checkbox reverted back to unchecked almost instantaneously.
Google Drive notifications for the same Google account work in Chrome, Firefox, and Safari on the same computer as well as on other Mac and Windows 10 computers, so it appears as though this issue is isolated to Brave.
With all due respect, while I appreciate you offering suggestions, is there a more methodical approach to collecting logs to determine the root cause?
Hello - unfortunately neither of those options worked. I’ve already seen the community post that you shared the instructions from (as well as one other) and tried what was recommended. I decided to try again just to make absolutely certain.
Adding https://[*.]google.com:443 then went to Google Drive → Settings → Notifications and selected the option for browser notifications - received the same error message.
Adding https://drive.google.com:443 then went to Google Drive → Settings → Notifications and selected the option for browser notifications - received the same error message.
Are these notifications working for others? It’s odd that notifications work for every other Google app that I use (Mail, Calendar, Chat, and Meet), as well as for other applications (Salesforce & Quip), but Google Drive is the one app that throws an error like this.
When the window appears, click on the “Console” tab
With the console tab open, visit the website in question and observe the console input. If the issue occurs after attempting a specific action/function of the site, make sure that action is performed as well, otherwise it may not be logged in the console.
Attach a screenshot of what the console produces.
I replicated your issue on different browsers and chrome seems to be the only one that offers notifications for Google Drive at this time.
If you would like to request this as a feature, feel free to open a thread in Feature request. I will log this issue for the Dev team.
Apologies for the delayed response. I didn’t receive an email that the thread was updated. As requested, I’ve provided a screenshot to show the developer tools console display while reproducing an attempt to enable Google Drive notifications.
I have the sneaking suspicion that Google Chrome will continue to be the only way to accomplish this (in the foreseeable future), so I will not pursue a feature request at this time.
I appreciate your assistance in getting to this point!
I tried to replicate your issue with other browsers and this might be specific to google and chrome. If this something you would like, feel free to post a feature request thread.
Apologies for the inconvenience