Desktop notifications

Slack can send pop-up notifications to your desktop so you don't miss activity that's important to you.

Note: You can also set Slack to show app icon notifications. Slack also shows badges in the channel list within Slack when you've been mentioned.

 

Set up desktop notifications

  1. Click your team name to open the Team Menu.
  2. Choose Preferences.
  3. Click the Notifications tab.
  4. Under Send notifications for, decide what notifications you’d like to receive.
  • All activity will send a desktop notification for every message in every channel you have open, as well as direct messages.
  • Only direct messages and highlight words will send desktop notifications when you receive a direct message, or when one of your chosen highlight words is used in a channel you have open.
  • Nothing will turn off desktop notifications.

You can also change these settings for individual channels. See Channel notification preferences for more information.

Change or mute your notification sound

In the Notifications tab of your preferences, under  Notifications, you can change your Notification Sound. Choose any option from the list to hear a preview. The option you choose will apply to all desktop notification sounds.

To turn off notification sounds, check Mute all sounds.
 

Windows: Choose where notifications are displayed

On Windows 7 or 8, you can adjust where your desktop notifications are displayed. To change this setting:

  1. Click your team name to open the Team Menu.
  2. Choose Preferences.
  3. Click the Notifications tab.
  4. Under App Notification Settings, select where you’d like your notifications to appear.

  5. When you're finished, click  to close your Preferences.