How notifications work
There are four ways notifications are triggered:
Someone @-mentions you on a page or in a comment or discussion.
You're added to a
Personproperty in a database.
You set a reminder for yourself to show up at a certain time.
Someone makes changes/edits/revisions to a page you started or follow.
Don't worry, you won't be actively alerted to these with push or badges, but you will receive an email aggregating edits if you haven't been signed into Notion.
You can always view all edits made on a page by clicking
Updatesat the top right.
Types & timing
There are several ways these notifications will reach you:
You'll see a red badge with the number of notifications waiting for you next to
All Updatesat the top of your sidebar. Learn more about updates here →
Desktop push notifications show up if you have the app installed and open.
Mobile push notifications show up if you have the app installed and you haven't checked the notification within 5 minutes.
Email notifications are sent if you don't have Notion open at the time of the notification, or if you have mobile notifications turned off and you haven't seen a notification within 5 minutes.
If you have
Always send email notificationsturned on, you'll receive an email for every notification, even if you're active on the app.
Note: If you're actively viewing a page that the notification trigger was created on (i.e. the @-mention or reminder), you won't see any notifications.
You can turn any of these types of notification on or off by going to
Settings & Members →
My notifications, and then toggling them on or off for:
Always send email notifications
On mobile, click on
Notifications & Settings near the bottom of your sidebar to toggle mobile push and email notification settings on or off:
- I'm not receiving any mobile or email notifications, but I have them enabled.
If you have Notion open on a mobile device or computer, you won't receive push or email notifications for reminders — you'll only see the badge next to
If Notion is not open on your mobile device or computer, then you will receive a push or email notification.
To always receive email updates regardless of whether or not you have the app open, you can enable
Always send email notificationsin the My notifications section of Settings & members.
- Is there a way for the notifications to make a sound or vibration?
Not at the moment, unfortunately 😓 On our to-do list though!