It is common for an individual user to own multiple electronic devices, e.g., laptop, smartphone, etc. Applications on these devices often provide notifications even when not explicitly opened or accessed by the user. Notifications that have been dismissed by the user on one device may continue to persist as zombie notifications on other devices, leading to a suboptimal user experience. Techniques of this disclosure manage notifications across devices such that notifications are synchronized across devices. With user permission, the techniques enable targeting a notification to an active device and/or a device that is appropriate for the user to act on the notification. A notification hub is implemented as a single source of notifications across a range of applications and services. The notification techniques enable users to have more control and deliver an improved notification.
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Schumacher, Kyle and Sanio, Jason, "Notifications management across devices", Technical Disclosure Commons, (February 15, 2018)