Persistent Notification


The persistent_notification can be used to show a message on the frontend that has to be dismissed by the user.

Service

The service persistent_notification/create takes in message, title, and notification_id.

Service data attribute Optional Description
message no Body of the notification.
title yes Title of the notification.
notification_id yes If notification_id is given, it will overwrite the notification if there already was a notification with that ID.

The persistent_notification component supports specifying templates for both the message and the title. This will allow you to use the current state of Home Assistant in your notifications.

In an action of your automation setup it could look like this with a customized subject.

action:
  service: persistent_notification.create
  data:
    message: "Your message goes here"
    title: "Custom subject"

Create a persistent notification

Choose service developer tool icon Services from the Developer Tools to call the persistent_notification service. Select persistent_notification/create from the list of Available services: and enter something like the sample below into the Service Data field and hit CALL SERVICE.

{
  "notification_id": "1234",
  "title": "Sample notification",
  "message": "This is a sample text"
}

This will create the notification entry shown above.

NOTE: if you have defined a default_view: in your Groups: configuration you will need to include persistent_notification.<notification_id> e.g. persistent_notification.1234 as per the example above, to your Groups configuration, in order to see the notification after creating it.