Mute a topic

If you would like to stop receiving notifications from a certain topic, you can choose to mute it. You can mute the whole stream as well.

There are two main ways of muting a topic; you can mute a topic through the stream list or through your current filter.

Mute a topic through the stream list

  1. Find the Streams section located on the left sidebar. In the list, click on the stream that the topic you want to mute belongs to. Upon clicking on the stream's name, all the topics of the stream will appear.

  2. In the stream's topics list, hover over a topic to reveal a down chevron () icon to reveal an actions dropdown. To mute the topic, simply select the Mute the topic (topic name) option from the dropdown.

  3. Upon clicking Mute the topic (topic name), a tooltip titled Topic muted will appear, and the topic will be grayed out in the stream list dropdown, confirming the success of your muting of the topic.

Mute a topic through your current view

  1. The All messages view displays all messages from unmuted streams and topics that you are subscribed to. Find a message belonging to the topic that you wish to mute in your current filter or in the All messages view.

    Alternatively, you can narrow your view to messages sent to the topic that you want to mute by using the search operator topic:(topic name) in the search bar.

  2. Hover over a message to replace the message's timestamp with its message actions, represented by three icons. From the icons that appear, select the down chevron () icon to reveal an actions dropdown.

  3. Select the Mute the topic (topic name) option from the dropdown to mute the topic that the selected message belongs to.

  4. Upon clicking Mute the topic (topic name), a dialog titled Topic muted will appear, and any messages belonging to the topic will disappear from your filter, confirming the success of your muting of the topic.

Unmute a topic through the stream list

  1. Find the Streams section located in the left sidebar. In the list, click the stream that the topic you want to unmute. Upon clicking on the stream's name, recent topics of the stream will appear.

  2. In the stream's topics list, hover over the muted (and grayed out) topic to reveal a down chevron () icon to reveal an actions dropdown. To unmute the topic, simply select the Unmute the topic (topic name) option from the dropdown.

  3. Upon clicking Unmute the topic (topic name), the topic will no longer be grayed out in the stream list dropdown, confirming the success of your unmuting of the topic.

Unmute a topic by narrowing to it

  1. Narrow to messages sent to the topic that you want to unmute by pressing the topic's name in the Streams section located on the left sidebar, or by using the search operator topic:(topic name) in the search bar.

  2. Hover over a message to replace the message's timestamp with its message actions, represented by three icons. From the icons that appear, select the down chevron () icon to reveal an actions dropdown.

  3. Select the Unmute the topic (topic name) option from the dropdown to unmute the topic that the selected message belongs to.

  4. Upon clicking Unmute the topic (topic name), any messages belonging to the topic will reappear in your filters and the topic will stop being grayed out in the Streams section, confirming the success of your unmuting of the topic.

Unmute a topic through the Settings page

  1. From your desktop, click on the gear () in the upper right corner.

  2. Select Settings.

  3. On the left, click Muted topics.

  4. Locate the topic you want to unmute in the Muted topics section; the topics are sorted according to when you first muted a topic in the selected topic's corresponding stream, oldest to newest.

  5. Click on the Unmute link to the right of the topic you want to unmute.

  6. Upon clicking the Unmute link, any messages belonging to the topic will reappear in your filters and the topic will stop being grayed out in the Streams section, confirming the success of your unmuting of the topic.