How To Enable Slack Notifications On Mac

Slack is a powerful tool for communication and collaboration within teams. However, to fully harness its power, it’s important to stay updated with ongoing conversations. This blog post will guide you through the process of enabling Slack notifications on your Mac. So, let’s get started!

Step 1: Open Slack

Firstly, you need to open Slack! You can do this by clicking on the Slack icon in your Applications folder or by using Spotlight search.

Step 2: Navigate to Preferences

Once Slack is open, click on your workspace name at the top left side of the app. A drop-down menu will appear, select ‘Preferences’ from this list.

Step 3: Select Notifications

In the Preferences window, click on the ‘Notifications’ tab.

Step 4: Customize Your Notifications

Here, you have a variety of options to customize your notifications. You can select when to get notified, which sound plays for notifications, and whether to show a preview of messages.

To enable notifications, under the ‘Notify me about’ section, select ‘All new messages’. You can also choose ‘Direct messages, mentions & keywords’ to get notified only for more important messages. If you want to avoid getting too many notifications, you can select ‘Nothing’.

Step 5: Save Your Settings

Finally, save your settings. Slack automatically saves your preferences so you don’t need to hit a ‘save’ button.

Step 6: Allow Slack Notifications in System Preferences

For Slack notifications to work correctly on your Mac, you need to allow them in your System Preferences. Here’s how to do this:

  • Open ‘System Preferences’ on your Mac.
  • Click on ‘Notifications’.
  • Find Slack in the list on the left and click on it.
  • Check the box next to ‘Allow Notifications from Slack’.

And there you have it! You’ve now enabled Slack notifications on your Mac. With these steps, you won’t miss out on important updates or messages from your team. Happy Slacking!


By enabling Slack notifications on your Mac, you can stay in touch with your team more effectively. Customize the notifications to suit your preferences and maintain your productivity. If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to leave a comment below.