How to Enable or Disable Notifications in Google Chat

Quick and easy-to-follow guide for Google Chat users

How do Google Chat notifications work

  • You get notifications from Google Chat when you create or respond to a message and when you are @mentioned in a direct message or room. 
  • You can choose if you want to allow notifications or not and if you want to hear notification sounds.

Google Chat email reminders

  • You can also choose if you want to get email reminders for messages you haven’t read in over 12 hours.

Where you can see Google Chat notifications

When the Google Chat mobile app is open, notifications appear there. 

Notifications don’t appear:

  • Online at
  • In the Google Chat desktop app
  • In Google Chat in Gmail

How to enable or disable Google Chat notifications settings step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Enable Or Disable Notifications In Google Chat - Step 1

In Google Chat, click the Settings icon on the top right.

Step 2

How To Enable Or Disable Notifications In Google Chat - Step 2

To turn on notifications for messages, check the Allow chat notifications box in the Desktop notifications section.

To hear a notification sound, check the Play notification sounds box.

To turn on email notifications for unread messages, select Only @mentions & direct messages in the Email notifications sections. Select Off to disable email notifications.

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