Just yesterday Google announced that an unread message count icon was now available by way of Labs for Gmail users running Firefox or Chrome. And now they have returned with another Gmail goodie, except this one is only for those running Chrome — desktop notifications for email and chat. The notifications can be turned on in Settings under the “Desktop Notifications” section and can be set to have notifications for email or chat as well as email and chat. Furthermore, in terms of the email message notifications, those can also be broken down by all new messages or only those messages flagged as important. And just like that, another perk for Gmail users running Chrome.
Via [Official Gmail Blog]