Turn Chat notifications on or off

You can get notified when someone sends you a message in Google Chat. If you create, respond to or are @mentioned in a message or room, you will get automatic notifications but you can turn these off. You can also customise notifications by device, conversation or room, or get an email reminder if you haven't read a message in 12 hours.

For messages in Chat

  1. Open Chat.
  2. At the top right, click Settings ""and thenSettings.
  3. Under Desktop, click the Down arrow "" and choose an option:
    • All messages – Get a notification for all direct messages and all messages in rooms.
    • New threads, threads I’m following and direct messages – Get a notification for all direct messages, the first message of every new thread and all threads that you’re following.
    • Threads I’m following and direct messages – Get a notification for all direct messages and threads that you’re following.
    • Only @mentions and direct messages – Get a notification for direct messages and @mentions in Rooms.
    • Off – Turn off all notifications.
  4. (Optional) To hear a sound for incoming notifications, check the Play sounds box.
  5. (Optional) To get chat notifications in a pop-up window in Gmail, tick the Show chat push notifications in Gmail box.
  6. (Optional) To set mobile notifications, under Mobile, click the Down arrow "" and choose an option.
  7. (Optional) To turn email notifications on or off for unread messages, under Email, select Only @mentions and direct messages or Off.

    Email reminders apply to messages that you haven't read after 12 hours. They are not sent for @all mentions.

For chat messages 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, click the Down arrow "" and choose an option:
    • All messages – Get a notification for all direct messages and all messages in rooms.
    • New threads, threads I’m following and direct messages – Get a notification for all direct messages, the first message of every new thread and all threads that you’re following.
    • Threads I’m following and direct messages – Get a notification for all direct messages and threads that you’re following.
    • Only @mentions and direct messages – Get a notification for direct messages and @mentions in Rooms.
    • Off – Turn off all notifications.
  5. (Optional) To hear a sound for incoming chat notifications, tick the Play sounds box.
  6. (Optional) To get chat notifications in a pop-up window in Gmail, tick the Show chat push notifications in Gmail box.
  7. (Optional) To receive incoming messages as pop-up windows in Gmail, tick the Open chat pop-ups for new messages box.
  8. (Optional) To turn email notifications on or off for unread messages, under Email, select Only @mentions and direct messages or Off.

    Email reminders apply to messages that you haven't read after 12 hours. They are not sent for @all mentions.

For a specific room or conversation

  1. Sign in to Chat or Gmail.
  2. Select the name of the person or room.
  3. At the top, next to the name of the person or room, click the Down arrow ""and thenTurn off notifications or Turn on notifications.

For a specific thread in a room

When you follow a thread, the number of new messages appears next to the person or room. You automatically follow threads that you start, reply to or are @mentioned in.

  1. Sign in to Chat or Gmail.
  2. Select the room.
  3. Point to the thread, and at the top right, click Follow.
  4. (Optional) To stop getting notifications about the thread, next to the thread, click Following.

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