Pause notifications with Do Not Disturb

If you need focus time or time away from work, you can pause your notifications in Slack with Do Not Disturb (DND). Use DND as needed to help you concentrate, and even set a DND schedule for routine times you'd prefer not to be notified. 😴

How does DND work?

  • All notifications and @mentions will be paused. Once you resume notifications, you can review everything you received while in DND.
  • You'll see a  Do Not Disturb icon display when DND is on. 
  • Members will see a  Do Not Disturb icon next to your name. They can override DND to notify you of urgent messages they send you.


Pause notifications

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Turn on DND

  1. Click the  bell icon next to your workspace name.
  2. Choose how long you'd like to pause notifications. 

Turn off or adjust DND

  1. Click the  Do Not Disturb icon in the top left.
  2. Select Resume notifications now. Or to adjust your time frame, click Adjust time.

Turn on DND

  1. Swipe right to left to open the right sidebar.
  2. Tap Do Not Disturb.
  3. Choose how long you’d like to pause notifications.

Turn off or adjust DND

  1. Tap the  Do Not Disturb icon.
  2. Adjust your time frame, or choose Turn OFF.

Turn on DND

  1. Tap the  three dots in the top right.
  2. Select Do Not Disturb. 
  3. Choose how long you’d like to pause notifications.

Turn off or adjust DND

  1. Tap the  Do Not Disturb icon.
  2. Adjust your time frame, or choose Turn OFF.

Turn on DND

  1. Tap the   Menu icon in the top right to open the channel list.
  2. Select the   bell icon.
  3. Choose how long you’d like to pause notifications.


Set a DND schedule

For the times you're routinely offline, you can set a Do Not Disturb schedule. With a schedule in place, your notifications will pause every day between the hours you've specified.

Desktop

iOS

Android

Windows Phone

  1. Click the  bell icon next to your workspace name. 
  2. Select Do Not Disturb schedule from the menu.
  3. Under Do Not Disturb, enter a time frame.
  4. Your settings will automatically save. Click the  close icon in the top right when you’re done.
  1. Swipe right to left to open the right sidebar.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Select Do Not Disturb.
  4. Tap the toggle next to Scheduled, then enter your DND hours. Your settings will automatically save.
  1. Tap the  three dots icon in the top right.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Under Notifications, tap Do Not Disturb.
  4. Tap the toggle next to Scheduled, then enter your DND hours. Your settings will automatically save.

Use the dnd slash command followed by a time frame: /dnd [time frame]

Tip: Workspace Owners and Admins can set a default Do Not Disturb schedule for their members. See Set default Do Not Disturb hours.


DND shortcuts and commands

Short on time? Use a slash command to turn DND on or off:

  • /dnd [some description of time] to pause notifications
  • /dnd to resume notifications 


/dnd examples

Pause notifications...

 

for a specific time frame

/dnd for 15 mins  
/dnd 15 minutes

until a specific time of day /dnd until 17:00
/dnd until 5pm
until a general time of day

/dnd until tonight 
/dnd until tomorrow morning

 

 

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