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Set up Slack notifications
Slack can send you notifications about items that need your attention, even when you're on the go.
When to expect notifications from Slack
Slack can send email and mobile notifications when you're away from the app, and desktop notifications when you're viewing a different team, or working in another application.
By default, you'll be notified every time something gets posted to Slack while you’re away. You can adjust your settings to only receive notifications when your attention is needed, like when someone says your name, sends you a direct message, or uses one of your
Notification settings can be changed at any time on the
Note: Badges will also appear in the channel list when you've been mentioned by a teammate.
Get started with notifications
Visit these pages for more details and help getting started:
Pop-up notifications on your computer Desktop notifications
Updates sent to your iOS or Android device Mobile push notifications
Mentions and direct messages sent to your inbox Email notifications
General tips and troubleshooting Trouble receiving emails from Slack
You can also customize your notifications with these options:
Activity badges on your desktop app icon App icon notifications
Alerts for important words and phrases Highlight word notifications
Adjust your preferences for specific channels Channel notification preferences
Never be notified of unread activity or receive notifications for a channel Mute a channel