Typing notifications

The Zulip web app displays typing notifications in conversation views and All direct messages. Typing notifications are not shown in streams with more than 100 subscribers. The mobile app displays typing notifications in direct message conversations.

Typing notifications are only sent while one is actively editing text in the compose box. They disappear if typing is paused for several seconds, if all the content of the message is erased, or if the message is saved as a draft. Just having the compose box open will not send a typing notification.

Disable typing notifications

If you'd prefer that others not know whether you're typing, you can configure Zulip to not send typing notifications.

  1. Click on the gear () icon in the upper right corner of the web or desktop app.

  2. Select Personal settings.

  3. On the left, click Account & privacy.

  4. Under Privacy, toggle Let recipients see when I'm typing direct messages and Let recipients see when I'm typing messages in streams.