Safari 16 Web Notifications Support
Send Airship web notifications to your Safari 16 users.
We updated our Web SDK to support opt-ins and messaging for Safari 16. Since web notification support was introduced to Safari, Apple used their own protocol for its implementation. Starting with version 16, Safari uses the same standard web push protocol as other browsers, which is defined by the cross-browser Push API, Notifications API, and Service Worker standards.
Support for Safari versions older than 16 requires an Apple Safari Web Push certificate in your Airship Web configuration.
New to web notifications?
- If you want to support Safari versions 16 and above only, you do not need to complete additional configuration for Safari. Follow the instructions in our Getting Started guide for Web and skip step 3.
- If you want to also support Safari versions older than 16, follow the steps in our Support article How to make an Apple Safari Web Push certificate , then complete the instructions in our Getting Started guide for Web, including step 3 for Safari support.
Already using web notifications?
- If your Web channel is already configured for Safari support, you must maintain your existing Safari certificate to keep supporting existing users who have opted-in to web notifications, even if/when they upgrade to Safari 16 or above.
- If you have not configured Safari support, you can message users on Safari 16+ now, with no additional configuration needed and no certificate maintenance required.