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
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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:
Activity in your workspace: Receive emails when you get comments, mentions, page invites, reminders, access requests, and property changes.
Email digests: Receive email digests every 8 hours for changes to pages you're subscribed to.
Announcements and update emails: Receive occasional emails about product launches and new features from Notion.
On mobile, click on
••• near the top of your home page to find
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.
Not at the moment, unfortunately 😓 On our to-do list though!