Finally Stop Getting Slack Pings Over The Weekend

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Slack is now letting you choose when you get notifications on a per-day basis, meaning you can finally stop getting Slack pings over the weekend.

Previously, Slack let you set when you were “available” to receive notifications, but those preferences would also roll over to the weekends. That meant you could get Slack distracting and unnecessary notifications on your computer or phone while you were enjoying an otherwise lazy Sunday.

Now, though, you’ll be able to set when you are comfortable getting notifications but turn on a blanket no-notification policy for weekends (or whichever days/times work best for your schedule) if you want.

When you have notifications turned off, you’ll be in Slack’s Do Not Disturb (DND) mode, meaning other users in your Slack workspace will see a little “z” on to the dot next to your name indicating your status. While in DND, if you open Slack, you’ll still see red badges on channels where you or a keyword of yours is mentioned and for any direct messages, but you won’t receive a notification about those messages. (If they need to, though, people can still send you a notification while you’re in DND by direct messaging you and forcing Slack to send one.)