Mute channels and direct messages

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

How muting works

  • Muted channels and DMs are greyed out at the bottom of your channel list.
  • You'll see a numbered badge 1 next to conversations that 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 in bold if someone creates or replies to a thread from any message that 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 that you want to mute.
  2. Click on the  details icon in the top right.
  3. Click on  More.
  4. Select Mute [#channel name].
  1. Open the channel that you want to mute.
  2. Click on the  details icon in the top right.
  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 that you want to mute.
  2. Click on the  details icon in the top right.
  3. Click on  More.
  4. Select Mute conversation.


Mute a DM with apps or bots

Apps and bots that are 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-hand sidebar. If you don't see this option, click on  More to find it.
  2. Search for and select the app or bot that you want to mute.
  3. Click on the  details icon in the top right.
  4. Click on  More.
  5. Select Mute this app.

Mute a DM with members

  1. Open the DM that you want to mute.
  2. Click on the  details icon in the top right.
  3. Tap the toggle next to Mute conversation.


Mute a DM with apps or bots

Apps and bots that are 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 that you want to mute.
  3. Click on the  details icon in the top right.
  4. Tap the toggle next to Mute conversation.