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.
  • You’ll no longer receive notifications for new activity, but you’ll see a numbered badge (1) in the sidebar list if a teammate mentions you or notifies a channeland for any messages in 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 want to mute.
  2. Click the  cog icon to open the Conversation settings menu.
  3. Select Mute #channel.
  1. Open the channel you want to mute, then tap on the channel name in the header.
  2. Tap Notifications.
  3. Tap the toggle next to Mute channel.
  1. Open the channel you want to mute, then tap on the channel name in the header.
  2. Tap Notifications.
  3. Tap the toggle next to 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 want to mute.
  2. Click the  cog icon to open the Conversation settings menu.
  3. Select Mute conversation.
  1. Open the DM you want to mute, then tap on your teammate’s name in the header.
  2. Tap Notifications.
  3. Tap the toggle next to Mute conversation.
  1. Open the DM you want to mute, then tap on your teammate’s name in the header.
  2. Tap Notifications.
  3. Tap the toggle next to 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!

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.
  • You’ll no longer receive notifications for new activity, but you’ll see a numbered badge (1) in the sidebar list if a teammate mentions you or notifies a channeland for any messages in 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.


Mute a channel

To mute a channel in your workspace:

Desktop

iOS

Android

  1. Open the channel you want to mute.
  2. Click  Details in the top right.
  3. Click  More.
  4. Select Mute #channel.
  1. Open the channel you want to mute, then tap on the channel name in the header.
  2. Tap Notifications.
  3. Tap the toggle next to Mute channel.
  1. Open the channel you want to mute, then tap on the channel name in the header.
  2. Tap Notifications.
  3. Tap the toggle next to 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 want to mute.
  2. Click  Details in the top right.
  3. Click  More.
  4. Select Mute conversation.
  1. Open the DM you want to mute, then tap on your teammate’s name in the header.
  2. Tap Notifications.
  3. Tap the toggle next to Mute conversation.
  1. Open the DM you want to mute, then tap on your teammate’s name in the header.
  2. Tap Notifications.
  3. Tap the toggle next to 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 person's name.

Note: Messages sent from a bot or an app outside of a channel can’t be muted.