Change notification, general, chat, password, voicemail PIN, and language settings in the Mac desktop app in Preferences. See Download the desktop app to get the free application.

To access User Settings, from the sidebar, click your profile picture. Then click  Preferences.

Alternatively, you can also access Preferences from the desktop app menu in the navigation bar. Click Genesys Cloud, then click Preferences

Change the appropriate setting in one of the Preferences tabs. 

Genesys Cloud alerts you to events including new direct and group chat messages or incoming calls. You can control these notifications. 

From Preferences, click the Notifications tab. Change your settings to suit your needs.

Setting Description
Allow Pop-up Notifications

Choose whether you receive desktop notifications.

  • To receive all notifications, select the Allow Pop-up Notifications check box.
  • To see how and where notifications appear, click Send test notification.
Show Pop-up Notifications for Group Chats

Choose whether you receive notifications about new group chat messages. Direct messages and mentions in group chat rooms always create notifications, even if you hide all group chat notifications.

  • To receive all notifications about new group chat messages, enable Show Pop-up Notifications for Group Chats
  • To hide all notifications except direct messages and mentions, disable Show Pop-up Notifications for Group Chats.

Note: To see the Show Pop-up Notifications for Group Chats option, first enable Allow Pop-up Notifications. If you do not enable Allow Pop-up Notifications, then you do not receive group chat notifications. 

Play Sound Choose whether notifications make a sound. If you do not enable Allow Pop-up notifications, sounds do not play for messages even if you select Play Sounds. 
Sound to Play If you chose to play sounds for notifications, you can choose the sound you prefer to hear. 
Bounce Dock Icon

Choose whether and how you want the Genesys Cloud app icon to bounce in the dock when you receive a new message. If you set the dock icon to bounce, it bounces even if you have not selected Enable Desktop Notifications. 

Change the default settings for automatic checking for desktop app updates.

From Preferences, click the General tab. Change the settings to suit your needs.


Setting Description
Automatically check for desktop application updates

To have Genesys Cloud automatically check for Mac desktop app updates, enable Automatically check for desktop application updates.

You can change how chats and the chat roster appear.

From Preferences, click Chat. You can also access chat preferences from the chat panel. You can adjust the following preferences:

Category Settings
Sort Order

Choose how Genesys Cloud lists chat rooms in the chat roster.

  • Most Recent lists chats in each category from newest to oldest activity.
  • A to Z lists chats in each category in alphabetical order.
Set Notification Volume

To open the Sound preferences, click Set Notification Volume. Adjust the slider for the Chat Notification Volume setting.


Choose how media, such as images, social media, and videos, appear in your chats. 

  • To show media open in chats, select Expanded by default.
  • To keep media hidden until you select them, select Collapsed by default

For more information about images and media in chats, see Send media and files in a chat

Display Density

Choose the amount of spacing between chat room names in the chat roster.

  • For the most spacing, select Comfortable.
  • For medium spacing, select Compact.
  • For the least spacing, select Minimal
GIPHY Keyboard

When using the /giphy chat command, choose how you want the gif selection to appear.

  • To display the first row of gifs to choose from, select Collapsed by default.
  • To display the first four rows of gifs to choose from, select Expanded by default.
  • To keep the display in the state last used, select Remember last state.

Note: Your admin can disable the /giphy function.

Two weeks before your password expires, Genesys Cloud sends you an email reminder to change it. To change your password, from Preferences, click Password.

  1. Complete the three fields. As you type the new password, Genesys Cloud prompts you with suggestions to meet the requirements. The default password requirements are as follows:
    • The minimum length is eight characters.
    • Passwords must contain at least one number, one special character, one uppercase letter, and one lowercase letter.
    • The maximum length for a password is 400 characters.
      Note: Your administrator can establish different minimum and maximum requirements for your organization.
  2.  After you complete the fields, click Change Password.

    NoteIf your new password doesn’t fit your organization’s minimum and maximum requirements, Genesys Cloud displays a message with suggested changes to meet the requirements.

  3. Use your new password the next time you log in to Genesys Cloud.

Use your voicemail PIN to access your voicemail from your phone when you are not logged into Genesys Cloud.

To change your voicemail PIN, from Preferences, click Voicemail PIN.

  1. Enter your new PIN in the fields.
  2. Click Change PIN.

Select your preferred language.

  1. From Preferences, click Language
  2. From the list, click the name of your preferred language.
  3. Click Apply and reload. Genesys Cloud refreshes with your language selection.

The Sound preferences panel that shows the Audio Device Profile list, Volume settings, Ringtones, and Advanced Mic Settings

Audio Device Profile

You can test and adjust sound levels for input and output devices and set up audio profiles in your sound preferences. For more information about audio device profiles, see Create a new audio profile.

Volume settings

To adjust and test your sound preferences, do the following:

  1. From the device list, select the device you want to adjust.
  2. Move the slider to adjust the volume levels for these settings:

    The Phone Ringer Volume icon

    Call Volume The volume level for the incoming voice on a WebRTC call.
    The Phone Ringer Volume icon Phone Ringer Volume The volume level for incoming phone call alerts.
    The Chat Notification Volume icon Chat Notification Volume The volume level for incoming chat alerts.
    The Interaction Notification Volume icon Interaction Notification Volume The volume level for agents' incoming interaction alerts.
    The Video Notification Volume icon Video Notification Volume The volume for video notifications.
  3. To test the volume levels for each setting, click Play .


  1. From the list, select a ringtone. Genesys Cloud plays a sample of the ringtone.
  2. (Optional) Repeat step 1 until you find the ringtone that you want to use.

Advanced mic settings

Genesys Cloud's microphone sound processing provides the best audio experience for most environments. In some environments, you may improve the audio experience by disabling some or all microphone sound processing.

To change advanced microphone settings, follow these steps:

  1. Click Advanced Mic Settings. The panel expands to show the advanced microphone settings.
  2. Disable or enable the following settings:
    • Automatic Mic Gain controls microphone volume levels. Disable this option if you experience microphone volume fluctuation.
    • Echo Cancellation removes from the microphone sound that comes through your speakers. If you do not use speakers, this option has no effect on your sound quality.
    • Noise Suppression removes background noise. In some situations, the microphone may be unable to separate your voice from the noises around you. Try to position your microphone closer to your mouth and speak louder before you disable this option.

Note: For more information about testing your microphone, see Test your microphone.

Note: You can also access your sound preferences in Device Volumes.

You can set your preference for how you want to join video chats:

To set your video preferences, from Preferences, click Video.

  • To join video chats with your microphone off, enable Mute my mic when joining.
  • To join video chats with your video off, enable Disable my camera when joining.
  • To join video chats automatically, without a confirmation window, enable Join conference automatically.
  • To join video chats with video popped out, enable Always popout my video when joining.