Do not disturb (mute notifications)

If you want to work uninterrupted in Google Chat, you can temporarily stop notifications on all your devices. That way, if you’re in an important meeting or not working, you won’t be notified when someone starts a conversation with you. To stop notifications completely, turn notifications off.

If you mute notifications

If you temporarily stop notifications, people can see how long you paused notifications and they won’t expect an immediate response.

Status icon Status text Status meaning
"" Active You currently have Chat open.
"" Do not disturb Mute is turned on or the person is presenting during a meeting.
"" Away You aren't connected to the internet or haven't interacted on Chat for more than 15 minutes.

Temporarily stop notifications in Chat

  1. Sign in to Chat or Gmail.
  2. At the top, click your status.
  3. Under Mute Notifications, select a time period to mute notifications.
    Notifications automatically turn back on after the mute period expires.
  4. (Optional) To stop muting, click your status and thenTurn off Do not disturb.

Temporarily stop Chat notifications in Gmail

  1. Open Gmail.
  2. At the top right, click your status.
  3. Under Mute Notifications, select a time period to mute notifications.
    Notifications automatically turn back on after the mute period expires.
  4. (Optional) To stop muting, click your status and thenTurn off Do not disturb.
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