How To Stop Slack Notifications

Slack is a crucial tool for effective team collaboration, however, the frequent notifications can become overwhelming and hinder our productivity. The provided guide offers a straightforward walkthrough on managing or disabling Slack notifications.

1. Mute Specific Channels

One of the easiest ways to reduce Slack notifications is to mute specific channels. Here’s how:

  1. In your Slack interface, navigate to the channel you want to mute.
  2. Click on the channel name at the top to open the channel details pane.
  3. Find and click on the ‘More’ dropdown menu, and select ‘Mute #channel-name’.

This will stop any notifications from this specific channel, but you can still read the messages whenever you want.

2. Adjust Your Slack Notification Settings

You can also adjust your Slack notification settings to only receive notifications for certain activities. Here’s how:

  1. In your Slack interface, click on your Workspace name on the top left corner, and select ‘Preferences’.
  2. Click on the ‘Notifications’ tab.
  3. Here, you can adjust when and how you want to receive Slack notifications.

For example, you can choose to receive notifications:

  • Only for direct messages and mentions
  • Only when you are active on your computer
  • Only during specific hours of the day

3. Snooze Notifications

Slack also offers a Snooze feature, which allows you to temporarily stop all notifications. This is especially useful if you need to focus on a task without any distractions. To snooze notifications:

  1. Click on your Workspace name on the top left corner, and select ‘Pause notifications’.
  2. You can choose to snooze notifications for a specific amount of time (for example, 30 minutes, 1 hour, or until tomorrow).

Remember that Snoozing notifications will stop both desktop and mobile notifications.


While Slack is great for team collaboration, it’s important to manage your notifications so they don’t become a distraction. By muting specific channels, adjusting your notification settings, and using the Snooze feature, you can ensure that you stay focused and productive at work.