Mute channels and direct messages

Mute specific channels and direct messages (DMs) in your workspace to read conversations when you want, without receiving notifications for new activity. This preference allows greater control of your notifications when you want to reduce noise. Here’s how this works:

  • Muted channels and DMs will be greyed out at the bottom of the sidebar list, and you will no longer receive notifications for any activity, including mentions.
  • You’ll see a numbered badge (1) in the sidebar list beside muted channels if a teammate mentions you and for any muted DMs.
  • In muted channels, the  Threads view in the sidebar will become bolded if a teammate creates or replies to a thread from your message.
  • When you view muted channels or DMs, you’ll see a   muted channel or direct message icon beside the channel or teammate’s name.

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Mute a channel

To mute a channel in your workspace:

Desktop

iOS

Android

  1. Open the channel you’d like to mute.
  2. Click the  gear icon to open the Conversation settings menu.
  3. Select Mute #channel.
  1. Open the channel you’d like to mute, then tap on the channel name in the header.
  2. Tap Notifications.
  3. Tap the toggle beside Mute Entire Channel.
  1. Open the channel you’d like to mute, then tap on the channel name in the header.
  2. Tap Notifications.
  3. Tap the toggle beside Mute channel.

 

Mute a DM

Muting a DM only mutes that conversation, and not all messages from a specific teammate. To mute a DM in your workspace:

Desktop

iOS

Android

  1. Open the DM you’d like to mute.
  2. Click the  gear icon to open the Conversations settings menu.
  3. Select Mute conversation.
  1. Open the DM you’d like to mute, then tap on your teammate's name in the header.
  2. Tap Notifications.
  3. Tap the toggle beside Mute Conversation.
  1. Open the DM you’d like to mute, then tap on your teammate's name in the header.
  2. Tap Notifications.
  3. Tap the toggle beside Mute conversation.

Tip: To quickly mute and unmute a channel or direct message, open the conversation, type /mute in the message field, and press Enter. Or, click the  muted conversation icon next to the channel or teammate's name.

Note: We’re working on ways to give you more control over notifications from bots and apps in your workspace — stay tuned!