DMs, mentions, and alerts

You can configure desktop, mobile, and email notifications for direct messages (DMs), mentions, and alert words.

Configure notifications

These settings will affect notifications for direct messages, group direct messages, mentions, and alert words.

  1. Go to Notifications.

  2. In the Notification triggers table, toggle the settings for DMs, mentions, and alerts.

You can also hide the content of direct messages (and group direct messages) from desktop notifications.

  1. Under Desktop message notifications, toggle Include content of direct messages in desktop notifications.

Wildcard mentions

By default, wildcard mentions (@**all**, @**everyone**, or @**stream**) trigger email/push notifications as though they were personal @-mentions. You can toggle whether you receive notifications for wildcard mentions.

Unlike personal mentions, wildcard mentions do not trigger notifications in muted streams.

  1. Go to Notifications.

  2. In the Notification triggers table, toggle the @all checkbox for Streams.

Additionally, you can override this configuration for individual streams in your Stream settings, and administrators can restrict use of wildcard mentions in large streams.

Alert words

Zulip lets you to specify alert words or phrases that send you a desktop notification whenever the alert word is included in a message. Alert words are case-insensitive.

Alert words in messages you receive while the alert is enabled will be highlighted.

Add an alert word or phrase

  1. Go to Alert words.

  2. Add a word or phrase.

  3. Click Add alert word.