Update settings

This endpoint is used to edit the current user's settings.

PATCH https://macports-gsoc.zulipchat.com/api/v1/settings

Changes: Prior to Zulip 5.0 (feature level 80), this endpoint only supported the full_name, email, old_password, and new_password parameters. Notification settings were managed by PATCH /settings/notifications, and all other settings by PATCH /settings/display.

The feature level 80 migration to merge these endpoints did not change how request parameters are encoded. However, it did change the handling of any invalid parameters present in a request (see feature level 78 change below).

The /settings/display and /settings/notifications endpoints are now deprecated aliases for this endpoint for backwards-compatibility, and will be removed once clients have migrated to use this endpoint.

Changes: New in Zulip 5.0 (feature level 78). Previously, the /settings endpoint indicated which parameters it had processed by including in the response object "key": value entries for values successfully changed by the request. Now the /settings endpoint indicates which parameters sent with the request were not supported by this endpoint (see ignored_parameters_unsupported below).

The /settings/notifications and /settings/display endpoints also had this behavior before they became aliases of /settings in Zulip 5.0 (see feature level 80 change above).

Before these changes, request parameters that were not supported (or were unchanged) were silently ignored.

Usage examples

#!/usr/bin/env python3

import zulip

# Pass the path to your zuliprc file here.
client = zulip.Client(config_file="~/zuliprc")

# Enable push notifications even when online and change emoji set
request = {
    "enable_offline_push_notifications": True,
    "enable_online_push_notifications": True,
    "emojiset": "google",
}
result = client.call_endpoint("/settings", method="PATCH", request=request)
print(result)

curl -sSX PATCH https://macports-gsoc.zulipchat.com/api/v1/settings \
    -u BOT_EMAIL_ADDRESS:BOT_API_KEY \
    --data-urlencode left_side_userlist=true \
    --data-urlencode emojiset=google

Parameters

full_name string optional

Example: "NewName"

A new display name for the user.


email string optional

Example: "newname@example.com"

Asks the server to initiate a confirmation sequence to change the user's email address to the indicated value. The user will need to demonstrate control of the new email address by clicking a confirmation link sent to that address.


old_password string optional

Example: "old12345"

The user's old Zulip password (or LDAP password, if LDAP authentication is in use).

Required only when sending the new_password parameter.


new_password string optional

Example: "new12345"

The user's new Zulip password (or LDAP password, if LDAP authentication is in use).

The old_password parameter must be included in the request.


twenty_four_hour_time boolean optional

Example: true

Whether time should be displayed in 24-hour notation.

Changes: Before Zulip 5.0 (feature level 80), this setting was managed by the PATCH /settings/display endpoint.


dense_mode boolean optional

Example: true

This setting has no effect at present. It is reserved for use in controlling the default font size in Zulip.

Changes: Before Zulip 5.0 (feature level 80), this setting was managed by the PATCH /settings/display endpoint.


starred_message_counts boolean optional

Example: true

Whether clients should display the number of starred messages.

Changes: Before Zulip 5.0 (feature level 80), this setting was managed by the PATCH /settings/display endpoint.


fluid_layout_width boolean optional

Example: true

Whether to use the maximum available screen width for the web app's center panel (message feed, recent topics) on wide screens.

Changes: Before Zulip 5.0 (feature level 80), this setting was managed by the PATCH /settings/display endpoint.


high_contrast_mode boolean optional

Example: true

This setting is reserved for use to control variations in Zulip's design to help visually impaired users.

Changes: Before Zulip 5.0 (feature level 80), this setting was managed by the PATCH /settings/display endpoint.


color_scheme integer optional

Example: 1

Controls which color theme to use.

  • 1 - Automatic
  • 2 - Dark theme
  • 3 - Light theme

Automatic detection is implementing using the standard prefers-color-scheme media query.

Changes: Before Zulip 5.0 (feature level 80), this setting was managed by the PATCH /settings/display endpoint.


enable_drafts_synchronization boolean optional

Example: true

A boolean parameter to control whether synchronizing drafts is enabled for the user. When synchronization is disabled, all drafts stored in the server will be automatically deleted from the server.

This does not do anything (like sending events) to delete local copies of drafts stored in clients.

Changes: New in Zulip 5.0 (feature level 87).


translate_emoticons boolean optional

Example: true

Whether to translate emoticons to emoji in messages the user sends.

Changes: Before Zulip 5.0 (feature level 80), this setting was managed by the PATCH /settings/display endpoint.


default_language string optional

Example: "en"

What default language to use for the account.

This controls both the Zulip UI as well as email notifications sent to the user.

The value needs to be a standard language code that the Zulip server has translation data for; for example, "en" for English or "de" for German.

Changes: Before Zulip 5.0 (feature level 80), this setting was managed by the PATCH /settings/display endpoint.

Unnecessary JSON-encoding of this parameter was removed in Zulip 4.0 (feature level 63).


default_view string optional

Example: "all_messages"

The default view used when opening a new Zulip web app window or hitting the Esc keyboard shortcut repeatedly.

  • "recent_topics" - Recent topics view
  • "all_messages" - All messages view

Changes: Before Zulip 5.0 (feature level 80), this setting was managed by the PATCH /settings/display endpoint.

Unnecessary JSON-encoding of this parameter was removed in Zulip 4.0 (feature level 64).


escape_navigates_to_default_view boolean optional

Example: true

Whether the escape key navigates to the configured default view.

Changes: New in Zulip 5.0 (feature level 107).


left_side_userlist boolean optional

Example: true

Whether the users list on left sidebar in narrow windows.

This feature is not heavily used and is likely to be reworked.

Changes: Before Zulip 5.0 (feature level 80), this setting was managed by the PATCH /settings/display endpoint.


emojiset string optional

Example: "google"

The user's configured emoji set, used to display emoji to the user everything they appear in the UI.

  • "google" - Google modern
  • "google-blob" - Google classic
  • "twitter" - Twitter
  • "text" - Plain text

Changes: Before Zulip 5.0 (feature level 80), this setting was managed by the PATCH /settings/display endpoint.

Unnecessary JSON-encoding of this parameter was removed in Zulip 4.0 (feature level 64).


demote_inactive_streams integer optional

Example: 1

Whether to demote inactive streams in the left sidebar.

  • 1 - Automatic
  • 2 - Always
  • 3 - Never

Changes: Before Zulip 5.0 (feature level 80), this setting was managed by the PATCH /settings/display endpoint.


timezone string optional

Example: "Asia/Kolkata"

The user's configured timezone.

Timezone values supported by the server are served at /static/generated/timezones.json.

Changes: Before Zulip 5.0 (feature level 80), this setting was managed by the PATCH /settings/display endpoint.

Unnecessary JSON-encoding of this parameter was removed in Zulip 4.0 (feature level 64).


enable_stream_desktop_notifications boolean optional

Example: true

Enable visual desktop notifications for stream messages.

Changes: Before Zulip 5.0 (feature level 80), this setting was managed by the PATCH /settings/notifications endpoint.


enable_stream_email_notifications boolean optional

Example: true

Enable email notifications for stream messages.

Changes: Before Zulip 5.0 (feature level 80), this setting was managed by the PATCH /settings/notifications endpoint.


enable_stream_push_notifications boolean optional

Example: true

Enable mobile notifications for stream messages.

Changes: Before Zulip 5.0 (feature level 80), this setting was managed by the PATCH /settings/notifications endpoint.


enable_stream_audible_notifications boolean optional

Example: true

Enable audible desktop notifications for stream messages.

Changes: Before Zulip 5.0 (feature level 80), this setting was managed by the PATCH /settings/notifications endpoint.


notification_sound string optional

Example: "ding"

Notification sound name.

Changes: Before Zulip 5.0 (feature level 80), this setting was managed by the PATCH /settings/notifications endpoint.

Unnecessary JSON-encoding of this parameter was removed in Zulip 4.0 (feature level 63).


enable_desktop_notifications boolean optional

Example: true

Enable visual desktop notifications for private messages and @-mentions.

Changes: Before Zulip 5.0 (feature level 80), this setting was managed by the PATCH /settings/notifications endpoint.


enable_sounds boolean optional

Example: true

Enable audible desktop notifications for private messages and @-mentions.

Changes: Before Zulip 5.0 (feature level 80), this setting was managed by the PATCH /settings/notifications endpoint.


email_notifications_batching_period_seconds integer optional

Example: 120

The duration (in seconds) for which the server should wait to batch email notifications before sending them.

Changes: New in Zulip 5.0 (feature level 82)


enable_offline_email_notifications boolean optional

Example: true

Enable email notifications for private messages and @-mentions received when the user is offline.

Changes: Before Zulip 5.0 (feature level 80), this setting was managed by the PATCH /settings/notifications endpoint.


enable_offline_push_notifications boolean optional

Example: true

Enable mobile notification for private messages and @-mentions received when the user is offline.

Changes: Before Zulip 5.0 (feature level 80), this setting was managed by the PATCH /settings/notifications endpoint.


enable_online_push_notifications boolean optional

Example: true

Enable mobile notification for private messages and @-mentions received when the user is online.

Changes: Before Zulip 5.0 (feature level 80), this setting was managed by the PATCH /settings/notifications endpoint.


enable_digest_emails boolean optional

Example: true

Enable digest emails when the user is away.

Changes: Before Zulip 5.0 (feature level 80), this setting was managed by the PATCH /settings/notifications endpoint.


enable_marketing_emails boolean optional

Example: true

Enable marketing emails. Has no function outside Zulip Cloud.

Changes: Before Zulip 5.0 (feature level 80), this setting was managed by the PATCH /settings/notifications endpoint.


enable_login_emails boolean optional

Example: true

Enable email notifications for new logins to account.

Changes: Before Zulip 5.0 (feature level 80), this setting was managed by the PATCH /settings/notifications endpoint.


message_content_in_email_notifications boolean optional

Example: true

Include the message's content in email notifications for new messages.

Changes: Before Zulip 5.0 (feature level 80), this setting was managed by the PATCH /settings/notifications endpoint.


pm_content_in_desktop_notifications boolean optional

Example: true

Include content of private messages in desktop notifications.

Changes: Before Zulip 5.0 (feature level 80), this setting was managed by the PATCH /settings/notifications endpoint.


wildcard_mentions_notify boolean optional

Example: true

Whether wildcard mentions (E.g. @all) should send notifications like a personal mention.

Changes: Before Zulip 5.0 (feature level 80), this setting was managed by the PATCH /settings/notifications endpoint.


desktop_icon_count_display integer optional

Example: 1

Unread count summary (appears in desktop sidebar and browser tab)

  • 1 - All unreads
  • 2 - Private messages and mentions
  • 3 - None

Changes: Before Zulip 5.0 (feature level 80), this setting was managed by the PATCH /settings/notifications endpoint.


realm_name_in_notifications boolean optional

Example: true

Include organization name in subject of message notification emails.

Changes: Before Zulip 5.0 (feature level 80), this setting was managed by the PATCH /settings/notifications endpoint.


presence_enabled boolean optional

Example: true

Display the presence status to other users when online.

Changes: Before Zulip 5.0 (feature level 80), this setting was managed by the PATCH /settings/notifications endpoint.


enter_sends boolean optional

Example: true

Whether pressing Enter in the compose box sends a message (or saves a message edit).

Changes: Before Zulip 5.0 (feature level 81), this setting was managed by the POST /users/me/enter-sends endpoint, with the same parameter format.


send_private_typing_notifications boolean optional

Example: true

Whether typing notifications be sent when composing private messages.

Changes: New in Zulip 5.0 (feature level 105).


send_stream_typing_notifications boolean optional

Example: true

Whether typing notifications be sent when composing stream messages.

Changes: New in Zulip 5.0 (feature level 105).


send_read_receipts boolean optional

Example: true

Whether other users are allowed to see whether you've read messages.

Changes: New in Zulip 5.0 (feature level 105).


Response

Return values

  • ignored_parameters_unsupported: (string)[] An array of any parameters sent in the request that are not supported by the endpoint. While this can be expected, e.g. when sending both current and legacy names for a parameter to a Zulip server of unknown version, this often indicates either a bug in the client implementation or an attempt to configure a new feature while connected to an older Zulip server that does not support said feature.

    Changes: New in Zulip 5.0 (feature level 78)

Example response

A typical successful JSON response may look like:

{
    "ignored_parameters_unsupported": [
        "name",
        "password"
    ],
    "msg": "",
    "result": "success"
}