You can watch a team to receive notifications for team discussions. You can unwatch a team if you no longer want to receive notifications for that team's discussions.

By default, you'll automatically receive notifications for team discussions you're a member of. If you don't want to receive certain notifications for an existing team discussion, you must unwatch that team. You can also unsubscribe or subscribe to specific team discussion posts. For more information, see "About team discussions" and "Subscribing to and unsubscribing from conversations."

If you don't want to automatically watch team discussions when you become a member of new teams, you can update your automatic watching settings.

Watching all team discussions for new teams you join

To automatically watch all team discussions for new teams you join, set your automatic watching notification settings.

Note: By default, this setting is set to Automatically watching teams.

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page, click your profile photo, then click Settings. Settings icon in the user bar
  2. In the user settings sidebar, click Notifications. Notification center

  3. Under "Automatic watching," select Automatically watch teams. Checkbox for automatically watching teams

Watching a single team's discussions

  1. In the top right corner of GitHub, click your profile photo, then click Your profile. Profile photo

  2. On the left side of your profile page, under "Organizations", click the icon for your organization. organization icons

  3. Under your organization name, click Teams. Teams tab

  4. On the Teams tab, click the name of the team. List of the organization's teams

  5. On the left side of the team page, under the team name, click Watch to open your notifications options. Then click Watching. Watch options in a drop-down menu for a specific team

Unwatching team discussions for all new teams you join

If you don't want to automatically receive team discussion notifications when you join a team, you can change your notification settings to unwatch all new teams you join.

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page, click your profile photo, then click Settings. Settings icon in the user bar
  2. In the user settings sidebar, click Notifications. Notification center

  3. Under "Automatic watching," unselect Automatically watch teams. Automatically watching teams setting selected by default

Unwatching a single team's discussions

  1. In the top right corner of GitHub, click your profile photo, then click Your profile. Profile photo

  2. On the left side of your profile page, under "Organizations", click the icon for your organization. organization icons

  3. Under your organization name, click Teams. Teams tab

  4. On the Teams tab, click the name of the team. List of the organization's teams

  5. On the left side of the team page, under the team name, click Unwatch to open your notifications options. Then click Not watching. Watch options in a drop-down menu for a specific team

Note: You can also choose to ignore a team's notifications. If you ignore a team, you won't receive any notifications. We don't recommend ignoring teams as you won't be notified if you're @mentioned. If you're experiencing abuse and want to ignore a team, please contact support so we can help. GitHub does not tolerate abuse. For more information on GitHub's policies, see our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines.

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