Notion is set up to notify you if you're mentioned in a page or database, for reminders, and when updates have been made to a page you care about. Below, we describe how notifications work, and how you can modify them 🛎
Here's when you will get a notification:
Someone @-mentions you or replies to your comment.
Or you have notifications set to
All commentsfor a page.
You're added to a
Personproperty in a database.
You set a reminder for yourself to show up at a certain time.
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
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
••• near the top of your home page to find
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 notifications in 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!