Mute a channel

Muting a channel allows you to occasionally browse its activity without being notified of unread messages. Here's how it works:

  • Muted channels will never appear as unread (bold) in the channel list.
  • You will no longer receive notifications for any activity in the channel, including @mentions.
  • When you are mentioned in a muted channel, you will see a mention count indicator next to its name in the channel list.

 

To mute a channel:

To quickly mute or unmute a channel, just type /mute into the message box and hit Enter. Here's where to find the setting in Slack:

Desktop

iOS

Android

Windows Phone

  1. Open the channel you’d like to mute.
  2. Click the  gear icon to open the Channel Settings menu.
  3. Select Mute #channel.
  1. Tap the channel name on the header to view the channel details menu.
  2. Tap Notifications.
  3. Tap the toggle beside Mute Channel.
  1. Tap the channel name on the header to view the channel details menu.
  2. Tap Notifications.
  3. Tap the toggle next to Mute.
  1. Tap the  Menu icon in the top right to open the channel list.
  2. Tap the channel you’d like to mute.
  3. Tap the channel name on the header to view the channel details menu.
  4. Tap Mute.

To unmute: follow the steps above, send the /mute command again, or click the   muted channel icon next to the channel name.

 

When a channel is muted

A muted channel will appear in gray at the bottom of your Channel List.

When you open a muted channel, its name will appear in gray, and you'll see the   muted channel icon next to its name.