Flowdock Notifications

Flowdock allows you to specify how and for which types of content you want to be notified. There are several ways in which you can notify your teammates and colleagues.

Be Notified

On Your Computer

View a list of all of your notifications in the top-left corner of the screen. A yellow number badge indicates the number of unread items. You can mark messages as read individually or all at once.

Desktop notifications give you a preview of conversations in the flows you follow. Select the call-out icon to open the entire conversation thread. If you are using a browser, you need to set Flowdock permission to display notifications.

Adjust what you want to be notified for on the desktop from your notifications preferences, such as:

  • All messages, including team inbox messages
  • All chat messages
  • Only 1-to-1 and messages with @ mentions
  • No messages

Push Notifications on Your Mobile Device

Flowdock's Android and iOS apps provide push notifications for @username, @team, and @everyone mentions, and 1-to-1 messages. iOS users should configure notifications using the system-level iOS notification settings. Android users need to configure them from the Flowdock app 's preferences.

Flowdock only sends push notifications if you are not actively using Flowdock on any other device.

Email Notifications

Email notifications are sent for @username, @team, and @everyone mentions, and 1-to-1 messages for users who have email notifications enabled. You can enable or disable them from your notifications preferences.

Email notifications are sent only if you are not actively using Flowdock.

Notify Others

Mention People by @username

Use the @username feature to notify a specific user. The message you @username someone in will display in that user's notifications list and will generate a notification. A checkmark by the @username indicates that user has read the message.

Direct Your Message at @team

Use @team to direct the attention of a flow's core team to a message. Members of a flow can decide whether they want to belong to @team on a flow-by-flow basis. Users receive desktop notifications (not push or email notifications) and the message displays in their notifications list. Who has seen my message?

Notify @everyone in a Flow

@everyone and its synonyms, @all, @anyone, and @anybody work similarly to @team, except they will notify all the people in a flow. In a flow with more than 10 members, a cautionary message displays:

cautionary message when notifying more than 10 people

Create Custom Groups

Administrators can create and manage custom groups in a flow to keep users organized and informed. Examples include: @@dba, @@editors, @@testers, or @@admins. Custom groups and their members are unique to each flow. Users in a custom group must already be a member of that flow. Removing a member from a flow will also remove them from any custom groups in that flow. Custom groups are searchable and email and push notifications can be set in individual user preferences.

To create and modify a custom group:

  1. Open a flow’s settings.
    Flowdock Settings menu
  2. Select the Groups tab .
  3. Select New Group and enter a name and description.
  4. Add users and modify the group as needed.
    Groups tab, New Group


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