Welcome

Manage your account

Manage Your Rocket.Chat account settings through the browser, desktop, and mobile apps.

Access account settings

To access and manage your Rocket.Chat account on a server:

Log in to the server with your username and password. Click your profile picture and select My Account.

Account settings changed on a single server do not change settings on a different server.

You can change the following account settings:

Preferences

Localization

Set the language to use for the Rocket.Chat user interface.

Messages

Enable or disable all desktop notifications, test desktop notifications, and configure:

  • The global notification duration in seconds
  • Enter key behaviour:
    • Normal mode (send with Enter)
    • Alternative mode (send with Enter + Ctrl/Alt/Shift/CMD)
    • Desktop mode (only sends with Enter on desktop)
  • View mode
    • Normal: The default spacing between messages
    • Cozy: More space between messages (less on the screen)
    • Compact: Less space between messages (more on the screen)
  • Offline Email Notifications
    • Disabled
    • Every Mention/Direct Message

As well as enable or disable the following preferences:

  • Unread Tray Icon Alert: Toggles if the tray icon highlights when you have unread messages
  • __Use Emojis: Toggles emojis in messages
  • Convert ASCII to Emoji: Toggles emoji conversion when inputting ASCII characters
  • Auto Load Images: Disables clicking on images to preview them
  • Save Mobile Bandwidth: Saves mobile data when the app is open
  • Collapse embedded media by default: Toggles if messages with files collapse by default
  • Unread Rooms Mode: Creates a new section on the channel list with all channels with unread messages
  • Hide usernames: Hides usernames on the channels, showing only the users avatars
  • Hide roles: Hides role tags from users
  • Hide right sidebar with click: Automatically closes the right sidebar when clicked.
  • Hide Avatars: Hides avatars on the channels, showing only the users’ usernames
  • Group by Type:: Groups your channels by Type or merge them in a single list

Highlights

Specify a comma-separated list of words or phrases to trigger notifications for when mentioned by anyone in public or private channels of which you are a member

Sound

Configure audio notifications used for the following:

  • New Room
  • New Message

Available audio notifications:

  • None
  • Beep
  • Chelle
  • Ding
  • Droplet
  • Highbell
  • Seasons

Profile

Verify and edit the following profile information:

  • Name
  • Username
  • Email
  • Set a new password

Upon verification of your email by the Rocket.Chat server, a check appears alongside it.

Should you need another verification email, select the Verify email option.

To set or change your avatar for a Rocket.Chat server, click on one of the images beside your current avatar. To upload a new avatar, click the Upload Avatar option.

Security

Enable or disable Two Factor Authentication (2FA) for your account on a Rocket.Chat server.

When you enable 2FA, you are required to get a key code from an app on your phone, thus increasing security when logging in.

Note: 2FA can be turned on and off by the system admin, if you can’t find this setting, please contact your system admin.

To enable 2FA, you need to:

  • Click the Enable two-factor authentication button.

  • Use an authentication app, such as Google Authenticator, Authy, or Duo, to scan the QR code. Scanning the QR code displays a six-digit code. Enter the code into Rocket.Chat.

  • Copy your backup code somewhere safe if you need to access it in the future without the authentication app. Click Send to finish.

  • To disable the 2FA, click on Stop two-factor authentication.