Do Not Disturb and snooze settings

Notifications can be essential during working hours, but everyone needs downtime: that’s why Slack has Do Not Disturb and snooze settings.

Setting Do Not Disturb (DND) hours will automatically disable notifications while you’re not working, whereas manually snoozing notifications allows you to disable them on the fly. When Do Not Disturb or snooze is in effect, Slack will not send you desktop, mobile, or email notifications. 

Keep in mind: If a teammate sends you a direct message when you're in DND mode, Slackbot will give them the option to push a notification through if it's urgent.

Do Not Disturb and snooze are reflected in your Slack status. When one of these settings is active, a  snooze icon will appear by your name.


Schedule Do Not Disturb

Desktop

iOS

Android

Windows Phone

  1. Click the   Notifications icon by your workspace name. 
  2. Select Do Not Disturb schedule
  3. Under Do Not Disturb, select your preferred hours for silencing notifications from Slack.
  4. Your settings will be saved automatically. Just click   to close Preferences when you’re done.
  1. Swipe right to left to open the right sidebar.
  2. Tap Settings. 
  3. Tap Do Not Disturb. 
  4. Tap the toggle next to Scheduled, then set your preferred Do Not Disturb schedule.
  1. Tap the   Overflow menu in the top right.
  2. Tap Settings. 
  3. Under Notifications, tap Do Not Disturb. 
  4. Tap the toggle next to  Scheduled, then set your preferred Do Not Disturb schedule.

It's not currently possible to set your Do Not Disturb schedule on Windows Phone.

Instead, adjust your schedule from the desktop app. You can still use the slash command /dnd followed by the amount of time you want to be undisturbed, if you'd like.

Note: Workspace Owners and Admins can get their members started with Do Not Disturb by setting a default schedule. See Set default Do Not Disturb hours.


Snooze notifications 

Desktop

iOS

Android

Windows Phone

To snooze notifications:
  1. Click the  Notifications menu icon by your workspace name. 
  2. Choose to snooze notifications for 20 minutes, or 1, 2, 4, 8 or 24 hours. When snooze is turned on, the  Notifications menu icon changes to the  snooze icon.
To turn off or adjust snooze:
  1. Click the  Notifications menu icon, then select Turn OFF. To change your current snooze settings, just open the  Notifications menu and select Adjust time.
To snooze notifications:
  1. Swipe right to left to open the right sidebar.
  2. Tap Snooze Notifications. Choose to snooze notifications for 20 minutes, or 1, 2, 4, 8 or 24 hours. When snooze is turned on, the  snooze icon is displayed.
To turn off or adjust snooze:
  1. Tap the  Notifications menu icon.
  2. Adjust the length of your snooze, or tap Turn OFF.
To snooze notifications:
  1. Tap the  Overflow menu in the top right.
  2. Tap Snooze, then choose to snooze notifications for 20 minutes, or 1, 2, 4, 8 or 24 hours. When snooze is turned on, the   snooze icon is displayed.
To turn off or adjust snooze:
  1. Tap the   Notifications menu icon.
  2. Adjust the length of your snooze, or tap Turn OFF.
To snooze notifications:
  1. Tap the   Menu icon in the top right to open the channel list.
  2. Tap on the   bell icon.
  3. Choose how long you’d like to snooze notifications.

Sorry, it's not currently possible to turn off snooze notifications on Windows Phone. Please stay tuned for updates!

 

Slash commands

You can also snooze notifications by using the /dnd command. For example, you could say:

  • /dnd for 15 mins
  • /dnd until 17:00
  • /dnd until tonight
  • /dnd until tomorrow morning

When notifications are snoozed, simply type /dnd to turn them on again.

Note: Snoozing notifications will override your Do Not Disturb schedule. So, if your DND hours are about to end, and you set Slack to snooze for 2 hours, you won’t receive any notifications until those 2 hours are up.

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