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How to Change your Email Notification Settings

Email notification preferences can be managed through your Shift Settings. Other notification settings can be selected within your email account settings. Shift will honor the settings you choose for each email account. 

Desktop Notifications

How to turn on Desktop Notifications 

1. Open your Options tray by clicking the three dots in the left-hand corner

2. Navigate to Settings (the wrench icon)

3. Click on General and select Functionality 

4. Toggle Show Notifications ON to receive desktop notifications for incoming emails and calendar invites. 

How to turn on Desktop Notifications for individual accounts in Shift

1. Open your Options tray by clicking the three dots in the left-hand corner

2. Navigate to Settings (the wrench icon)

3. Click on the Accounts tab and find the Account you want to modify notifications for.

4. Adjust Get Email Notifications depending on your preference. 

None: You will not receive any desktop email notifications regardless from this email account

Important: Only emails deemed important in your inbox will send a desktop email notification. 

All: You will receive desktop email notifications on all emails delivered to this email account. 

5. Toggle Get Calendar Notifications ON to receive desktop notifications for calendar invites. 

Notification Sounds

How to turn on Notification sounds

1. Open your Options tray by clicking the three dots in the left-hand corner

2. Navigate to Settings (the wrench icon)

3. Click on General and select Functionality

4. Toggle ON to Play notification sound alerts for each notification

Learn how to mute your notifications for a specific amount of time in Shift here. 

How to allow Desktop Notifications for Shift on the OS level

Mac

1. Navigate to System Preferences 

2. Select Notifications in the top right corner 

3. Find Shift and modify your notification preferences from there

Badge Notifications

How to turn on Badge Notifications for Shift

1. Open your Options tray by clicking the three dots in the left-hand corner

2. Navigate to Settings (the wrench icon)

3. Click on General and select Appearance

4. Toggle show unread messages badge ON to receive badges on apps with unread messages 

How to adjust Badge Notifications for Individual Accounts

1. Open your Options tray by clicking the three dots in the left-hand corner

2. Navigate to Settings (the wrench icon)

3. Click on Accounts

4. Toggle Show unread emails badge ON to receive badges on this email account for unread messages

Please reach out to our Customer Success team directly here for any other questions regarding notification preferences in Shift. 

 

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