Notifications from Slack can be overwhelming enough during the workday. If you’ve got the weekend off, the last thing you need is to get notifications on your phone at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning. Slack finally lets you turn off notifications on weekends. Here’s how to do it.
This setting arrived in Slack in June 2020. Previously, Slack only allowed you to specify certain times of the day when Do Not Disturb automatically turned on. So if you’ve taken the weekend off, you’ll still see daytime notifications on Saturday and Sunday, unless you’ve manually turned on do not disturb mode every weekend.
To find this setting in Slack for desktop, click the name of your Slack workspace in the upper left corner of the screen. Select Suspend notifications> Set notification schedule.
Scroll down and, under Allow notifications, set your custom calendar. For example, to receive notifications only during the traditional work week (Monday through Friday), select “Weekdays” instead of “Daily”. If you work on different days, select ‘Custom’ and you can configure which days you don’t want Slack to notify you.
Your changes will take effect immediately. Close the Preferences window when you are finished.
In the Slack app on iPhone or Android, tap the “You” icon at the bottom of the Slack interface. Tap “Notifications” on the You screen.
Tap “Schedule notifications” on the Notifications screen and set up notifications as you would on the Slack desktop app.
This setting should help you prevent Slack notifications from encroaching on your life when you’re not working. Keep in mind that you will need to manually activate Do Not Disturb mode when you take a vacation or another day off that is not in your regular schedule.