PMs, mentions, and alerts

You can configure desktop, mobile, and email notifications for private messages, mentions, and alert words.

  1. Click on the gear () icon in the upper right corner of the web or desktop app.

  2. Select Personal settings.

  3. On the left, click Notifications.

  4. Toggle the notification settings under Private messages, @-mentions, and alert words.

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

You can also hide the content of private messages (and group private messages) from desktop notifications. Under Other notification settings, uncheck Include content of private messages in desktop notifications.

Wildcard mentions

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

  1. Click on the gear () icon in the upper right corner of the web or desktop app.

  2. Select Personal settings.

  3. On the left, click Notifications.

  4. Under Streams, toggle the @all checkbox.

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 notify you whenever the alert word is included in a message. Alert words are case-insensitive.

Add an alert word or phrase

  1. Click on the gear () icon in the upper right corner of the web or desktop app.

  2. Select Personal settings.

  3. On the left, click Alert words.

  4. Add a word or phrase.

  5. Click Add alert word.