Keep your inbox lean and stay informed on what's actually important with Shortwave's fine-grain notification and send-to-inbox controls. With customizable push notifications, available hours, and do-not-disturb (DND) settings, you can stay focused when it matters most.

Push Notifications

  • Labels allow you to control what types of emails send you push notifications and which are delivered quietly (ex: Travel vs Promotions). You can customize your defaults in settings.
  • Available hours lets you set when you receive push notifications and when they are muted.
  • Enable do not disturb and manually mute notifications for a specific amount of time by clicking on the bell next to your profile photo and selecting a time period.
  • Override default notification settings on a sender-by-sender basis. To do so, click the gear icon at the top of a relevant thread or search result to open sender settings and toggle off push notifications.
🔕 Not receiving notifications?

Make sure your browser setting allows notifications by following the instructions below

Chrome

  1. Go to app.shortwave.com
  2. Click on the lock 🔒 to the left of the URL
  3. Toggle "Notifications" on, then refresh the page

Firefox

  1. Go to the Shortwave notifications settings page

  2. Click the blocked notification icon to the left of the URL

  3. Click the X on the blocked status then refresh the page

  4. Click "Turn on" push notifications from the top of the Shortwave settings page

  5. Select "Allow" then refresh the page

Safari

  1. Open Safari, then in the main menu select Safari > Preferences

  2. Scroll down on the left and click on Notifications

  3. Find app.shortwave.com and change the setting to "Allow"

  4. Close the menu and refresh the page

Edge

  1. Go to app.shortwave.com
  2. Click on the lock 🔒 to the left of the URL
  3. Click the "Notifications" dropdown and select "Allow"
  4. Close the menu and refresh the page