Account Settings

Account Settings is accessible from the Main Menu by clicking the three horizontal lines (or hamburger menu) at the top of the channels pane. From here, you can configure your profile settings, notification preferences, integrations, theme settings, and display options.


Settings to configure name, username, nickname, email and profile picture.

Full Name

Full names appear in the Direct Messages member list and team management modal. By default, you will receive mention notifications when someone types your first name. Entering a full name is optional.


Usernames are unique identifiers appearing next to all posts. They are given by Facilis and may not be changed.


Nicknames appear in the Direct Messages member list and team management modal. You will not receive mention notifications when someone types your nickname unless you add it to the Words That Trigger Mentions in Account Settings > Notifications.


Position can be used to describe your role or job title. It appears in the profile popup that shows up when you click a user’s name in the center channel or right-hand sidebar.


Email is used for sign-in, notifications, and password reset. Email requires verification if changed. If you are signing in using a single sign-on service, the email field is not editable and you will receive email notifications to the email you used to sign up to your SSO service.

Profile Picture

Profile pictures appear next to all posts and in the top of the channels pane next to your name. Change your profile picture by clicking Select and then choosing a picture. For best results, choose an image that is at least 128 x 128 pixels in size. The GIF format is not supported.


Settings to configure your password, view access history, and view or logout of active sessions.


You may change your password if you’ve logged in by email. If you are signing in using a single sign-on service, the password field is not editable, and you must access your SSO service’s account settings to update your password.

View Access History

Access History displays a chronological list of the last 20 login and logout attempts, channel creations and deletions, account settings changes, or channel setting modifications made on your account. The details of the Session ID (unique identifier for each Smeetin browser session) and IP Address of the action is recorded for audit log purposes.

View and Logout of Active Sessions

Sessions are created when you log in with your email and password to a new browser on a device. Sessions let you use Smeetin for up to 30 days without having to log in again. Click Logout on an active session if you want to revoke automatic login privileges for a specific browser or device. Click More Info to view details on browser and operating system.


Settings to configure desktop notifications, desktop notification sounds, email notifications, and words that trigger mentions.

Desktop Notifications

Desktop notifications appear in the corner of your main monitor when there is activity in Smeetin.

Send Desktop Notifications

Choose what activity triggers a desktop notification. This setting applies globally, but this preference is customizable for each channel from the channel name drop-down menu. Desktop notifications are available on Firefox, Safari, and Chrome.

Notification Sound

Notification sounds fire for any activity that would trigger a desktop notification. Notification sounds are available on IE11, Edge, Safari and Chrome.

Notification Duration

Desktop notifications will stay onscreen for 5 seconds when supported by the browser and operating system.

Email Notifications

Email notifications are sent for mentions and direct messages after you’ve been offline for more than 60 seconds or away from Smeetin for more than 5 minutes. Change the email where notifications are sent in Account Settings > General > Email.

Send Mobile Push Notifications

Push notifications can be sent to your mobile device if you have the Android or iOS app installed. You can choose the type of activity that will send a notification. By default, push notifications are sent “For mentions and direct messages”. If push notifications are sent “Never”, the Smeetin setting to trigger push notifications depending on your status is hidden. If your System Administrator has not set up push notifications, this setting will be disabled.

If you are actively viewing a channel (public, private, or direct message) on desktop or web, no push notifications will be sent for that channel. If a notification is viewed on desktop or web, the lockscreen notification will clear on Android, and on iOS the badge on the Smeetin app icon will decrement accordingly.

Trigger Mobile Push Notifications When

You can also choose when to send push notifications depending on your status. By default, push notifications are sent if your status is “Away or offline”. If “Send Mobile Push Notifications” is set as “Never”, this setting is hidden. If your System Administrator has not set up push notifications, this setting will be disabled.

Words That Trigger Mentions

By default, you receive notifications when someone posts a message that contains your non-case sensitive username or @username. You also receive notifications when someone uses the @channel, @all, and @here mentions. You can customize the words that trigger mentions by typing them into the input box. This is useful if you want to be notified of all posts on a certain topic, for example, “marketing”.

Reply Notifications

In addition to Words that Trigger Mentions, this setting allows you to receive mention notifications when someone replies to a thread that you started or participated in. You are considered to start a thread when you post a message to which other members of your team reply. You are considered to participate in a thread when you post a message using the reply button in an already existing thread.


Settings to configure clock and teammate name display preferences.


Select Theme Colors to select from four standard themes designed by the Smeetin team. To make custom adjustments on the four standard theme colours, click a standard theme and then select Custom Theme to load the standard theme into the custom theme color selectors.

Select Custom Theme to customize your theme colors and share them with others by copying and pasting theme vectors into the input box. Observe a live preview as you customize theme colors and then click Save to confirm your changes. Discard your changes by clicking Cancel or by exiting the settings modal and clicking Yes, Discard.

In Enterprise Edition, if you belong to multiple teams, you can optionally select the checkbox “Apply new theme to all my teams” to have the theme show up across teams. Otherwise, the changes will only apply to the current team.

Learn more about the custom theme color selectors here.

Select Import theme colors from Slack to import a Slack theme. In Slack, go to Preferences > Sidebar Theme and open the custom theme option. From there, copy the theme color vector and then paste it into the Input Slack Theme input box in Smeetin. Any theme settings that are not customizable in Slack will default to the “Smeetin” standard theme settings.

Clock Display

Choose a 12-hour or 24-hour time preference that appears on the time stamp for all posts.

Message Display

Select the formatting for messages in the center channel. “Compact” mode decreases the spacing around posts, collapses link previews, and hides thumbnails so only file names are shown. Some formatting types, such as block quotes and headings, are also reduced in size.

Channel Display Mode

Select if the text in the center channel is fixed width and centered, or full width.


Select what language Smeetin displays in the user interface. Options are:

  • English

  • Français


Settings to configure when messages are sent.

Send Messages on CTRL+ENTER

If enabled, press ENTER to insert a new line and CTRL+ENTER posts the message. If disabled, SHIFT+ENTER inserts a new line and ENTER posts the message.

Enable Post Formatting

This setting controls whether post formatting is rendered. When “On”, posts will be rendered with markdown formatting, emoji, autolinked URLs, and line breaks. When “Off”, the raw text will be shown.

Customize Away Indicator Timeout

“This setting controls the duration of in-app inactivity* after which your status should automatically be set to "away". The default value is "Never" meaning that you will appear as active even if you change window or application on your desktop. The ony way to appear as "away" is to set it manually in the menu.

* An app activity is defined as a direct interaction with Smeetin (e.g. Changing channel, writing a message, searching messages, etc.).

Preview pre-release features

Turn on preview features to view them early, ahead of their official release:

  • Show markdown preview option in message input box Turning this on will show a “Preview” option when typing in the text input box. Pressing “Preview” shows what the Markdown formatting in the message looks like before the message is sent.