When something important for you happens in KanBo, you will get a sound and visual notification. There is a bell icon with the counter on the top bar. The counter tells about the number of unread notifications connected with you.

With notifications you can track down past actions connected to your user context. You will be able to receive information about:

To open the notification center click on the bell  icon.

Once you mark a notification as read by ticking the box, it will disappear from the notifications center.

Using Mark all as read button located in the more section of the Notification Center, you are able to determine all unread notifications as read with just one click.

History of notifications

As long as all notifications are marked as read, you will see nothing at the notification center. What if you need to remind yourself about something?

In order to open the history of notifications:

  1. Press more button (three dots)
  2. Select  Show all

You will be able to see all the notifications you have ever received. You can mark a notification as unread. Such a notification will be visible in the notification center and in the notifications counter again.

In order to mark a notification as unread:

  1. Hover your cursor over a notification.
  2. Press more button (three dots).
  3. Select Mark as unread.

Notifications settings

There are three notifications options you can set as you like: Detail level, receiving emails and the notification sound.

Go to the settings:

  1. Press more button (three dots) at the notification center.
  2. Select Settings.

Detail level

Exactly the same way as with activity stream, you can set one of three activity detail levels. Choose an option and receive only notifications you want. 

Notification detail levels are as follows:

  • Everything: at this level, everything that is a board or card activity is being shown
  • Relevant: you will see a mix of most relevant card activities including comments
  • Comments: only comments and no other activities (including mentions in notes and to-do items)

Find out the exact differences between detail levels.

The detail level will work from the date when you change the settings. It will not work for notifications which you have received before configuration.

Email notifications

If the email notification option is on, you will receive email with information about the number of unread notification. You can set to get an email after every:

  • 15 minutes,
  • 60 minutes,
  • 24 hours.

Remember to add an email address at your user profile.

Notification sound

Use toggle button to turn the sound on or off.


You will receive notifications when someone mentions you in a card or chat message, there is a new action in a card, list or board you are following, a card date is approaching (if you are following the card), and when you are added or removed from a board.

You can turn the sound on or off by toggling the sound option in the notification settings.

Yes, you can mark a notification as unread or enter the notification history to view the previous ones.

Yes, you can enable email messages about unread notifications in KanBo. Please note that an email message will only come if the notifications have not been read in KanBo. If you are active in KanBo and read notifications on a regular basis, you will not receive an e-mail about them.

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