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Andy Zhao (he/him) for The DEV Team

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New Feature: Mute Notifications

You can now mute notifications for your own articles and comments! Muting notifications means that you won't receive any web, email, and push (iOS only) notifications for new comments or reactions.

To mute notifications for one of your posts, go to your dashboard and click "MUTE NOTIFICATIONS":

Example of the dashboard mute notifications button

To mute notifications for one of your comments, click the top right dropdown menu button of a comment and visit the settings page (or add /settings to your comment's URL):

Example of the dropdown menu of a comment

Example of a comment's setting page

Muting a comment will mute all parent and children comments of the same chain that belong to you.

Happy muting!

Top comments (6)

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Phil Nash

I look forward to not using this. I love getting all the notifications on my articles! πŸ€ͺ

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Helen Anderson

Me too! There must be some very. very popular posts out there for this feature to be built :D

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Ben Halpern

You’ll be able to mute users site-wide in the near future as well. Just in case you’re done hearing from somebody.

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Frederik πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»βž‘οΈπŸŒ Creemers

Great feature! It seems a little weird to have a completely separate page for this per comment, though. Is there a technical reason this couldn't work inside the dropdown? Or is this temporary?

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Good question! This first release was quicker to code up. The settings page gives us room to add more settings in the future if we want.

Muting will probably move into the drop-down directly.

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Ryan Smith

I'm not popular enough to need this feature, but I will keep it in mind when I reach stardom. 🀩

Nice work as always DEV team.