How To Mute A Conversation On Microsoft Teams

Do you receive countless notifications from some of your conversations on Microsoft Teams? Do you want to turn off these alerts in the meantime while you’re during a break or vacation? In any case, we have everything you need. Follow our guide below, and we’ll show you how to mute conversations on your Microsoft Teams account.


Aside from using Microsoft Teams solely for your meetings and virtual conferences, you can also use it as a platform to message your workmates online. You can message people on the app through group chats or private conversations.

When someone sends a message to one of your chats, an alert pops up on your device to notify you. This feature can help you stay in the loop even when you’re away from Microsoft Teams.

However, having a ton of notifications ringing your phone can disturb you during your off-work hours or distract you while working on other stuff. Thankfully, you can mute specific conversations on the app.

With that in mind, here’s our quick guide on how to mute a specific conversation on Microsoft Teams.

How to mute a specific group on Microsoft Teams

If you find one of your chats or groups in Microsoft Teams distracting, you can mute all notifications from that conversation. In this way, you can focus on more important messages and alerts from other people.

You can mute conversations on Microsoft Teams whether you’re using your phone or computer. In our quick tutorials below, we’ll show you how to do it on both devices.

On your computer:

  1. Open the Microsoft Teams desktop app or web browser client and sign in to your account.
  2. Click “Chat” on the left sidebar.

  3. Hover on the conversation you want to mute and click More options (three dots icon).

  4. Click “Mute” on the options that appear on your screen.

Once you mute a chat, you won’t receive updates from that conversation. However, you’ll receive a notification when someone mentions you in their message directly.

On your mobile device:

  1. Open the Microsoft Teams app from your home screen or app drawer and sign in to your account.
  2. Tap “Chat” at the bottom of your screen.

  3. Open one of your group or private chats and tap More options (three dots icon) on the top right corner of the conversation.

  4. Select “Mute chat” on the menu.

That’s how you mute notifications for specific chats on Microsoft Teams. On the other hand, you can navigate to Settings > Notifications to manage your alerts for all your chats, teams, channels, people, and meetings on the app.

Please note that there’s no way to set a timer when muting a conversation on the app. You’ll need to toggle your chat settings to turn it on or off.

To wrap things up

Now that you know how to mute your chat notifications on Microsoft Teams, you can go ahead and take your break or vacation without hearing alerts from some of your conversations on the app. However, please remember that you’ll still receive notifications when someone mentions you in their messages.

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