Turn notifications on or off

You can get notified when someone starts a conversation with you in Hangouts Chat. If you create, respond to, or are @mentioned in a conversation, you automatically get notifications but can turn them off later. You can also customize notifications by device and get an email if you haven't read a message in 12 hours.

For all conversations

  1. Open the Chat app Hangouts Chat.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Settings.
  3. Tap Mobile notifications 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 you’re following.
    • Threads I’m following and direct messages—Get a notification for all direct messages and threads you’re following.
    • Only @mentions and direct messages—Get a notification for direct messages and @mentions in Rooms.
    • Off—Turn off all notifications.

For a specific room or conversation

  1. Open the Chat app Hangouts Chat.
  2. Tap the name of the person or room.
  3. At the top, next to the name of the person or room, tap the Right arrow Right arrow.
  4. Tap Notifications to turn notifications on or off for that room or conversation.

Even if you turn off notifications, you still get a notification for @mentions and direct messages.

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