How To Turn Off Sound Notifications On Slack


As someone who is constantly immersed in the world of technology, I understand the importance of managing sound notifications on various platforms. One platform that many of us rely on for seamless communication and collaboration is Slack. While Slack provides us with a range of convenient features, the constant barrage of sound notifications can be distracting and disruptive to our workflow. In this article, I will guide you through the process of turning off sound notifications on Slack, allowing you to regain control of your notifications and enhance your productivity.

Step 1: Accessing the Preferences Menu

To begin, you’ll need to access the preferences menu in Slack. To do this, click on your workspace name located in the top left corner of the Slack application. A drop-down menu will appear, from which you can select “Preferences.” Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + , (Windows) or Cmd + , (Mac) to quickly access the preferences menu.

Step 2: Navigating to the Notifications Settings

Once you’re in the preferences menu, navigate to the “Notifications” tab. This is where you can customize your notification preferences for various events and channels within Slack.

Step 3: Disabling Sound Notifications

Under the “Notifications” tab, you’ll find a section titled “Sound & appearance.” Within this section, you can manage sound notifications for messages, mentions, and other events. By default, Slack plays a sound for each notification. To turn off sound notifications completely, locate the “Play a sound for each notification” option and toggle it off.

Step 4: Customizing Sound Notifications

If completely disabling sound notifications is not your preference, Slack offers the flexibility to customize sound notifications for different events. Below the “Play a sound for each notification” option, you’ll find a list of events such as messages, mentions, reactions, and more. For each event, you can choose to enable or disable sound notifications individually. Simply toggle the switch next to each event to customize your preferences.

Step 5: Test Your Changes

After making adjustments to your sound notification settings, it’s a good idea to test them to ensure they’re working as desired. Send yourself a test message or mention to see if the sound notification is disabled or customized according to your preferences.


Managing sound notifications on Slack is essential for maintaining focus and productivity. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily turn off sound notifications or customize them to suit your preferences. Now, you can enjoy a quieter and more streamlined Slack experience without the constant interruptions. Happy collaborating!