Mute channels and direct messages

For greater control over your notifications, you can mute specific channels and direct messages (DMs). Muting conversations allows you to read new messages when you want, without receiving notifications for new activity.

How muting works

  • Muted channels and DMs appear grayed out at the bottom of your channel list.
  • Other people can't see which channels and DMs you've muted.
  • You'll see a numbered badge 1 next to conversations you've muted in your sidebar if you’ve been mentioned or received a DM.
  • The  Threads view at the top of your sidebar will appear bold if someone creates or replies to a thread from any message you've sent in a muted conversation.

Note: It’s not possible to mute notifications from Slackbot.


Mute a channel

Desktop

Mobile

  1. Open the channel you’d like to mute.
  2. Click the channel name in the conversation header.
  3. Below the channel name, click the notifications menu.
  4. Select Mute channel.
  1. Open the channel you’d like to mute.
  2. Tap the channel name at the top.
  3. Tap the toggle next to Mute Channel.


Mute a DM

Muting a DM will mute notifications for that conversation, but won’t affect messages sent by a specific member, app, or bot in other conversations.

Desktop

Mobile

Mute a DM with members

  1. Open the DM you’d like to mute.
  2. Click the member name(s) in the conversation header.
  3. Below the member name(s), click Mute. If it's a group DM, you'll need to click the notifications menu first.


Mute a DM with apps or bots

Apps and bots connected to your workspace can send you messages in dedicated DMs. To mute a DM with an app or bot, use the steps below:

  1. Click  Apps at the top of your left sidebar. If you don't see this option, click  More to find it.
  2. Search for and select the app or bot you’d like to mute.
  3. Click the app or bot name in the conversation header.
  4. Below the app or bot name, click Mute.

Mute a DM with members

  1. Open the DM you’d like to mute.
  2. Tap the member name(s) at the top.
  3. Tap the toggle next to Mute Conversation.


Mute a DM with apps or bots

Apps and bots connected to your workspace can send you messages in dedicated DMs. To mute a DM with an app or bot, use the steps below:

  1. Tap the  Home tab at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap Jump to and search for the app or bot you’d like to mute.
  3. Click the  details icon in the top right.
  4. Tap the toggle next to Mute Conversation.