Mute channels and direct messages

You can mute specific channels and direct messages (DMs) if you don't want to get notifications for those conversations. Muted conversations will appear grayed out in your channel list, but you'll still see sidebar notifications:

  • Numbered badges 1  will appear next to conversations if you're mentioned or receive a DM.
  • At the top of your sidebar,  Threads will appear bold if someone replies to a message you've sent in a muted conversation.


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 in the conversation header.
  3. Tap the toggle next to Mute Channel.


Mute a DM

Desktop

Mobile

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

Note: Muting a DM won't affect messages sent by the same people in other conversations.

Mute a DM with an app or bot

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:

Desktop

Mobile

  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.
  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.

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