How to Mute Messages on Mac

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Do you find yourslf constantly being interrupted by notifications from Messages on your Mac? If so, it may be time to mute these messages. Muting messages on a Mac is easy and can help you stay focused without the distraction of notifications popping up.

To mute message notifications on a Mac, open the “Messages” app and click the “Window” tab in the top toolbar. Select “Preferences” from the drop-down menu. In the window that appears, select the “Notifications” tab at the top. Uncheck all of the boxes undr “Alerts & banners” and click “OK” to save your changes.

Once you have muted your messages, you will still be able to receive them but they won’t apear as notifications on your computer. You can also customize other aspects of notifications such as sound alerts and badge app icons if desired. To access these settings, simply go back into Preferences in Messages and select one of these two tabs.

If you need to quickly mute messages for a short period of time, simply hold down the Option key while clicking on any message notification that appears in order to snooze it for one hour. You can also choose to snooze for five minutes or one day by pressing Option and clicking on a message notification again after it has been snoozed once before.

Muting messages on your Mac can be a great way to stay productive and avoid distractions throughout your day without having to completely shut off all notifications from Messages altogether. With just a few simple steps, you can easily keep yorself focused with minimal interruption.

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Silencing Text Messages and Calls on a Mac

To silence text messages and calls on your Mac, you can use the Do Not Disturb feature. This feature can be enabled by asking Siri to turn it on, clicking the double-pill icon in the top right corner of your Mac’s menu bar and selecting Do Not Disturb, or heading to System Preferences > Notifications > Do Not Disturb and setting a schedule. Once enabled, this feature will prevent incoming text messages and calls from displaying on your Mac.

Does Mac’s Do Not Disturb Feature Include Messages?

Yes, Do Not Disturb on Mac includes Messages. When enabled, it will temporarily turn off all notifications, including messages. This means that notifications for new messages won’t appear on your screen, and you won’t hear any sound alerts. However, if smeone sends you a message while Do Not Disturb is activated, the message will still be delivered to your Mac.

Muting iMessage on Mac

Yes, you can mute iMessage on Mac by following these steps:
1. Click the Apple logo in the top left corner of your screen.
2. Select System Preferences from the drop-down menu.
3. Select Notifications from the list of options on the left side of the window.
4. Select Messages from the list of applications in Notifications settings.
5. Uncheck “Allow Notifications” to stop all notifications for iMessage from popping up on your Mac.
6. Close the window to save your changes and you’re done!

Muting iMessage Notifications on Mac

To mute iMessage notifications on your Mac, start by clicking the Apple menu in the top left corner of your screen. From there, click System Preferences and select Notifications. Under Notifications, select Messages and move the Allow Notifications from Messages slider to off/white. This will mute all iMessage notifications on your Mac.

Silencing iMessages

To silence iMessages from a particular contact, open the Messages app and locate the contact in your list of recent conversations. Swipe left on the contact you want to mute, then tap on the bell icon. This will mute all notifications from this contact. You will notice the same bell icon apper next to the conversation to indicate that it has been muted.

Silencing iMessage Notifications

To silence Imessage notifications, open the Settings app on your iPhone. Then, tap the option for Notifications. Scroll down the list of apps till you find ‘Messages’. To enable silent notifications, disable the toggle for Allow Notifications and then enable the toggle for Show in Notification Center. This will ensure that Imessages won’t make any sound or appear on the lock screen but they will still be visible in the Notification Center.

Do Muted Messages Show as Delivered?

Yes, muted messages show as delivered. This works the same as any other message sent in a thread. If the message is delivered to your Inbox it will be marked as Delivered. It doesn’t matter if the thread is muted or not – if the message is successfully sent, it will be marked with a “Delivered” status.


Mute Messages on Mac is a usefl tool for anyone who wants to quickly silence notifications from a specific person or group of people. It gives users the ability to select which conversations they would like to mute and how long the muting should last. This can be incredibly useful for those who want to focus on work or study without being disturbed by notifications, or for those who have conversations that they don’t wish to be disturbed by. Mute Messages on Mac also allows users to customize the types of messages they receive, such as only receiving notifications when certain keywords are mentioned in a conversation. Overall, Mute Messages on Mac is an easy-to-use, helpful tool that can help users stay focused and organized.

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Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.