Change chat notification settings in the Zoom app

New chat messages may be communicated to you at a time that is convenient for you. When you’re in a meeting, you can set Do Not Disturb times and choose not to receive notifications during those times. The option to mute a specific group chat or channel also allows you to stop receiving chat notifications for that group chat or channel in the future.

The following topics are covered in this article:

  • How to change chat notification settings for all chats
  • How to change chat notification settings for a channel or group chat


  • For Windows or macOS you need the Zoom desktop client version 5.2.0 or higher

Change chat notification settings for all chats

  1. Sign in to the Zoom desktop client on your computer.
  2. To change the settings, click the Settings button.
  3. Select the Chat tab on the left side of the screen.
    The chat notification settings are displayed on the left side of the screen.

Change chat notification settings for a channel or group chat

  1. Sign in to your Zoom client and sign in.
  2. Click the Chat tab to open the chat window.
  3. To access the channel or group chat name, click the down arrow next to it.
    You can also click the information icon next to a channel or group chat name if you want more information.
  4. On the Notifications page, click the Notifications button.
    In the channel or chat group settings, you can make the following changes:
  • Show badges for unread messages: Next to the name of the channel or chat group, you’ll see the number of unread messages.
  • Push notifications: Choose whether you want to receive push notifications for the following:
    • All Messages: All messages in this group will be transferred to your phone as soon as they are posted.
    • Direct messages, mentions only: If you’re tagged with an @all mention or a chat mention, you’ll receive a push notification when you’re tagged with one of those mentions.
    • Nothing: No push notifications will be sent to you.
  • Mute Channel/Mute Chat: You should remove any push notifications in addition to the red icons that are next to channel or group chat names in your dock/system tray, chat tab, and Zoom app.

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