New in Chrome 59
With Chrome 59, you can run Chrome in an automated environment without a user interface or peripherals; notifications on macOS are shown directly by the native macOS notification system; you can now capture full resolution photos with the image capture API, and there’s plenty more!
Moving to the Native Notification System on macOS
As of Chrome 59, notifications will be displayed native notifications on macOS.
Customize Media Notifications and Handle Playlists
Finally! We can customize web media notifications (title, artist, album name, artwork) and respond to media related events such as seeking or track changing with the new Media Session API.
Web Push Interoperability Wins
Web push has had a few updates in recent versions of Chrome. GCM now supports the web push protocol and if you use VAPID you won't need to sign up for a Google Developer Project and you'll be given an FCM endpoint.
Web Notification Improvements in Chrome 50: Icons, Close Events, Renotify Preferences and Timestamps
There are lots of great new features in Chrome 50 for Notifications, here is a rundown.
Web Push Payload Encryption
Web Push now supports payloads! Find out how to take advantage of this powerful new feature.
Notification Actions in Chrome 48
Users can interact with your site without opening up the page by using Notification Action buttons
Notification requireInteraction - A Smoother Notification UX on Desktop
Notifications on desktop will be automatically dismissed after a short period of time.
Media playback notifications for Chrome on Android
When audio or video is playing on a web page, a notification showing the page title and a play/pause button is displayed in the notification tray and on the lock screen. The notification can be used to pause/resume play or return to the page playing the media.
Notifying you of Changes to Notifications
2 new API's have been added in Chrome 44 which makes using Notifications with push easier to work with and customize.
Push Notifications on the Open Web
Push Messaging and Notifications are Landing in Chrome 42.