Updating your preferences

Set and control user preferences in Blink

Updated over a week ago


Users are able to customise their Blink experience to best suit their needs by managing their preferences: notification settings, using the do-not-disturb feature, enabling compact or standard chat modes, and controlling temperature, language, and time zone settings.

This article will only cover navigation. Please see the referenced articles for each section for more information on that particular setting or preference.

What can I update?

🔔 Notification Settings

Users may select whether they'd like to be notified about everything or only mentions & direct messages. They can also choose their desktop notification sound when editing this on the desktop.

🚫 Do not disturb

Users can set hours they would like to silence all notifications as well as set their time zone. For more information, please see Do Not Disturb and How to set or change your timezone.

💻 Desktop preferences

Only accessible through desktop version. Users can enable/disable the "compact chats" feature which hides message previews on the chats tab to allow more chats to fit on screen. This section also allows users to adjust their temperature preference to display as Celsius or Fahrenheit.

🔣 Language Settings

If you use Blink across multiple devices, you need to set the preferred language on each.

Users can select the translation language that helps make Blink most accessible for them. For a complete list of our supported languages, please go here. For more information on Language preferences and on-demand translation, please see this article.

How to update preferences

On Desktop

  1. In the upper left corner, click on your profile picture.

  2. This will open the menu pictured below. Select "Edit preferences"

  3. From here, you can select your preferred setting for each option. TO finalize your changes, click "Save Changes" at the bottom. This will update your profile preferences across all applicable devices.

On Mobile

  1. In the lower right corner, select the "settings" icon.

  2. In the settings menu, select the preference you wish to edit i.e. chat notifications, Language settings, do not disturb.

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