Notification Settings
Notifications
You can set a status in Workplace for events such as time off sick, traveling, or working from home to let colleagues know where you'll be. Your status will be displayed on your Workplace profile and in Workplace Chat.
To set your status:
  1. Click on the bottom left of Workplace.
  2. Select your emoji and type a message up to 80 characters, or select an option from Suggestions.
  3. Click Duration to select how long you want your status posted.
  4. Click Set Status.
You're also able to turn on Do Not Disturb. This will mute all notifications unless you are mentioned directly in a post or comment.
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You can't turn off notifications entirely, but you can adjust how you're notified and what you're notified about.
To access your notification settings, click Settings from your Workplace profile on your computer and select Notifications. From there, you can edit
How you receive your notifications:
  • Desktop and Mobile
  • Email
What you're notified about:
Learn more about notifications on Workplace.
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To change your email notification settings:
  1. From your profile, click Settings.
  2. Click Notifications, then click Email.
  3. Choose if you want to receive all notifications, suggested notifications or only notifications about your account. You can also change your Live Video, Group Activity, Tags, Comments, Events, and Activity that involves you notification settings.
To turn off a specific email notification (ex, updates from a group, trending posts within your organization, etc.), tap Unsubscribe at the bottom of the email.
Learn more about notifications on Workplace.
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To get push notifications, you'll first need to turn them on from your phone or tablet's settings.
Android
  1. Tap and scroll down.
  2. Tap Notification Settings > Where you receive notifications > Push.
  3. Enable the things you want to be notified about or disable the things you don't want to be notified about.
iPhone and iPad
  1. Open your device's Settings.
  2. Tap Notifications.
  3. Scroll down and tap Workplace.
  4. Slide Allow Notifications to green.
To adjust your push notifications for the Workplace app:
  1. Tap and scroll down.
  2. Tap Settings & Privacy > Notifications Settings > Push.
  3. Tap next to Sounds/Vibrate to disable or enable push notifications.
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To edit your notification settings for an event:
  1. From the event, click
  2. Click Notification Settings
  3. From here, you can choose:
    • All Notifications: You'll get notifications any time posts are made in the event
    • Highlights: You'll get notifications for important posts
    • Host Updates Only: You'll get notifications when a host posts in the event
    • Off: You won't get notifications
You can also change your event notification settings by clicking Settings from your profile and then selecting Notifications > Events.
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To edit your notification settings for a group, go to a group and click in the top right.
From here, you can choose:
  • All Posts: You'll get notifications any time members post in the group.
  • Highlights: You'll get notifications for suggested posts, or posts with lots of likes and comments, as well as coworkers' posts or posts from people you follow.
  • Off: You won't get notifications when members post.
  • If the group is a Teams & Projects group, you'll have the option to mute the chat.
You can also edit notification settings for a group by clicking Settings from your profile and then selecting Notifications > Group activity.
Note: If a group reaches 250 members or more, its notification settings will be set to Highlights by default. Individual members of the group can still change their own notification settings. If the group type is Announcement, however, its default notification settings will be All Posts, irrespective of whether or not the group has more or less than 250 members.
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You can activate Do Not Disturb to switch off Workplace notifications on both mobile and desktop. You can also decide how long you'd like to remain undisturbed. A crescent next to a user's name on Workplace and Workplace Chat indicates that Do Not Disturb is enabled.
To switch on Do Not Disturb:
From your profile, click Do Not Disturb at the left.
You can set your Do Not Disturb in the following ways:
  • For a specific time period
  • For pre-set intervals including 5, 10, 15 or 30 minutes; 1 or 2 hours; or a whole day
  • Up to a certain date (ex. to manage holidays or time off)
  • At a regular schedule (M/T/W/T/F/S/S) and from one specific time to another (ex. working hours)
Turning Do Not Disturb off will turn all notifications back on.
Keep in mind that even after you switch Do Not Disturb on, you'll still receive email notifications and notifications within Workplace.
Note: Date and Time operate separately.
Learn more about notifications on Workplace.
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Notify Again allows the authors of a post to notify people of it again 24 hours after the first notification was sent to them.
To Notify Again:
  1. Go to the group where you have posted.
  2. Under the post, click Notify.
  3. You can choose to notify people who haven't seen your post or you can select specific people to send the post to.
  4. If you'd like to notify people by email as well as on Workplace, select the box next to Also notify by email and click Send.
Note: Notify Again will only be available if at least 1 person has not seen your post, in groups of 100 people or fewer. This is so that you can remind people with whom you collaborate.
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Google Chrome Notifications
You can only turn on Google Chrome notifications from your computer.
You can turn on Chrome notifications to receive notifications on your desktop when something happens on Workplace. You can turn off chrome notifications at any time.
To turn on Chrome notifications:
  1. Click on your profile picture in the bottom left > click Settings.
  2. Click Notifications, then click Desktop and mobile.
  3. Toggle the button next to Chrome Push Notifications.
Note: If you don't see Chrome as an option in your settings, you'll need to log out and check the Keep me logged in option when you log in again.
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You can only turn off Google Chrome notifications if you're logged into Workplace from your computer.
You can turn off Chrome notifications to stop receiving notifications on your desktop when something happens on Workplace.
To turn off Chrome notifications:
  1. From your profile, click Settings.
  2. Click Notifications, then click Desktop and mobile.
  3. Toggle the button next to Chrome push notifications.
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