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Push Notifications

Send messages to mobile, tablet, or desktop devices.


Push notifications are messages sent to a user's mobile, tablet, or desktop device. These notifications can be sent to a user even when they do not have the app open. Push notifications appear in the notification center of the user’s device.

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Use case of the Push Notification
Use case of the Push Notification


Supported operating systems

  • Apple devices: iOS and iPadOS 16.4 (and higher)
  • Android devices: Any Google device running a recent version of Chrome or ChromeOS

User permissions

  • Your users must first allow push notifications before they can receive them

Special considerations for mobile

  • On mobile devices, the app must be installed to the user’s home screen before they can receive push notifications. Learn more about installing apps here.

Adding and Configuring the Integration

To start using the Push Notifications integration, you first need to add it to your project.

  • In Glide, click the Settings icon.
  • Find the Integrations section and then select Push Notifications.
  • Click the Add to app button.
Adding Push Notification Integration
Adding Push Notification Integration


To send a push notification to a user, you first need to request the user for permission. Once the user has enabled push notifications for your app, you can then send them a push notification.

Request push notification permissions

The Request push notifications permissions action is used to ask a user if they would like to allow push notifications. When this action runs, the user will be prompted to allow or not allow push notifications.

You can add this action to a button or add the action as a step in a sequence of a custom action. If the user chooses to not allow push notifications, you will not be able to send them push notifications.

Configuring the Request to send the push notification Action
Configuring the Request to send the push notification Action

On mobile devices, the user must first install the app to their home screen in order to allow push notifications. Learn more about installing apps here.

Send push notification

The Send push notification action is used to send a push notification to specific users

Configuring the Send push notification Action
Configuring the Send push notification Action

When sending to specific users, you'll need to tell Glide which column to pull user email addresses from. You can then customize the title and body text of the notification, and even include a specific screen link to bring users directly to a certain part of your app.

FieldDescriptionRequired field?
Send toWho will receive the notification
EmailIf sending to specific users, choose which users should be notified
TitleTitle of your notification
MessageThe body text of your notification
LinkScreen the user will see when they click the notification

Ready to automate?

You can use a Template column to create customized push notifications for different users.

To learn more generally about Integrations in Glide, including how they affect your app’s usage, check out our Introduction to Integrations.


Updated 2 days ago
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