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Manage Chat notifications



If you need to focus on something important, you can limit notifications in Chat or Gmail.

Temporarily mute notifications


  1. Go to Google Chat or your Gmail account.
  2. At the top, click your status.
  3. Select Do not disturb.  
  4. To set your preferred duration, select a duration from the list or click "Until a specific time."  
  5. Click Set.

Tip: Notifications automatically turn back on after the mute duration expires. To end mute sooner, click your status and then Do not disturb and then Turn off Do not disturb.


Change notification preferences


  1. On your computer, go to Google Chat.  
  2. At the top right, click Settings "".
  3. To turn on notifications for Google Chat messages, under "Desktop notifications," check the box next to "Allow chat notifications."


Stop chat pop-ups in Gmail


  1. Open Gmail.
  2. At the top right, click Settings ""and thenSee all settings.
  3. At the top, click Chat and Meetand thenManage chat settings.
  4. Under Desktop notifications, uncheck Open chat pop-ups for new messages.
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