Notifications are useful so you can keep up with activity even when you aren't using our apps. You can receive push notifications on your mobile devices, browser notifications on desktop and email notifications for important updates.
By default, you'll get a push notification for every message sent to you in a direct message or a space. You'll receive an email notification every time you are added to a new space, mentioned by another user, or the first time you get a direct message from another user.
In user settings, you can quickly turn emails, sounds, and push notifications on or off. You can also adjust your default notification settings to receive notifications for just mentions and direct mentions or nothing. Even better, you can make different selections for your desktop and mobile devices. You can always override your global notifications settings in on a space by space basis in space settings.
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