macOS Big Sur: Add, remove, and manage notifications and widgets in the Notification Center
Macworld|December 2020
How you can customize Notification Center to your liking.
ROMAN LOYOLA

With macOS 11 Big Sur, Apple redesigned Notification Center. It is now a single column of notifications and widgets to provide quick information with just a click. Let’s take a look at the new Notification Center, and how you can customize it to your liking. In Big Sur, the Notification Center is accessed by clicking on the date in the menu bar, located in the upper right of the screen. There is no longer a Notification Center icon.

NOTIFICATIONS

Notifications appear at the top of the Notification Center. If you click on a notification, it will take you to the corresponding app. For example, if you click on a Messages notification, the Messages app opens.

Notifications are grouped together if you have multiple notifications from an app. For example, if you have News alerts active, the notifications for each news outlet is grouped, and if you click one, the grouping expands so you can see all the notifications.

Each notification has an expansion arrow icon (→) on the upper right. Click it, and the notification expands to show more info. Also, if you mouse over a notification, a Delete button appears in the lower-left that you can use to dismiss it.

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