Examples of XP, gold (and silver), mana, streak, and drop notifications

There are several types of Notifications a player can receive in Habitica, both on screen while playing the game and via email. Some extensions for Habitica may also provide other forms of notifications.

Email NotificationsEdit


Email and Push notifications on the Website Client

The Notifications selection panel is found in the toolbar under Settings.

Players have the option to receive email notifications for the following reasons:

Each can be opted in or out of separately.

The player can also select "Check to Unsubscribe from Emails". This unsubscribes the player from receiving any emails from Habitica. However, this means that player will never be notified about important changes to the site or to their account.

Push NotificationsEdit


Push notification settings on the Android app

Push notifications refer to notifications that occur on the device where the app is installed. The Push Notifications selection panel is found both on the website under Settings > Notifications and in the app under Settings > Push Notifications.

Players have the option to receive push notifications for the following reasons:

Each can be opted in or out of separately.

The player can also select "Check to Unsubscribe from all Push Notifications". This unsubscribes the player from receiving any push notifications from the app.

In Game NotificationsEdit

A player will receive a notification every time that they collect gold or XP, or get drops. They will also receive them if they level up, or if there is new activity in one of the groups to which the player belongs (guilds/parties).

Task-Related NotificationsEdit

After completing any task or triggering Cron, these notification will appear in the upper-right corner of the screen. This type of notification disappears from the screen within seconds. Prior to September 2017, it was possible to install bookmarklet to display recent notifications, but that bookmarklet is not currently functional.

Image(s) Reason for Notification

Mana Loss



Points: A player will receive a notification when they gain or lose gold, XP, mana, or health. Possible reasons for this include:
  • clicking any task
  • using any skill
  • having their Cron triggered
  • being damaged by a boss
  • gaining points due to a party member casting Blessing or Ethereal Surge.
  • their current browser session syncing and catching up with any of the above activities that may have already been registered on a separate device or browser session
Streak Bonus Streak Bonuses: Notification appears for completing Dailies with streaks.
Streak Achievement Notification Streak Achievement: Notification appears for getting a streak achievement.
Critical-hit habitRPG1 Critical Hits: An additional notification appears if you score a Critical Hit.
Drop-pic habitRPG

Egg Item Drop

Potion Item Drop

Drops: Any hatching potion, egg, food, or quest scroll that is dropped will trigger a notification which includes the icon for the specific item that is dropped.
Level up notification Level Up: When the player has earned enough XP to level up, they will receive a notification.
Damage Notification

Collection Notification

Quest Progress Notification: When the player is on a quest or about to start a quest, this notification shows either how much damage will be dealt to a boss as a result of the recently completed task (for boss quests) or whether a collection quest item was dropped (for collection quests).

Notifications PanelEdit


Notifications panel

The Notifications panel is located in the upper-right of the toolbar, to the left of the Audio button. It displays recent activity from your party and most of the guilds that you currently belong to, as well as allowing a quick way for players to directly access those groups without having to go through the Social tab.

The Notifications panel also alerts you when:



Note that the Notifications panel only updates when you reload the Habitica page or click the Sync button. It does not update on its own, and does not always update when you click a task.

The Tavern never appears in the Notifications Panel.

Parties and Guilds Edit

The Notifications panel allows for players to be alerted of any new notifications from a party or from most guilds. Guilds with more than 5000 members (e.g., Habitica Help: Ask a Question Guild) do not send notifications to reduce load on Habitica's servers.

Notifications for a particular guild or party can be cleared by clicking the X to the right of the group's name or by clicking on the name of the group. 

Notifications appear when someone posts in the chat of a guild or party of which you are a member. 

Party Chat Screen

You will receive notifications on posts by members and on party buffs.

They also appear to inform you of buffs cast for your party, damage done to a boss, damage taken from a boss, and completed quests. Clicking on the name of a guild or party in the Notifications Panel jumps you directly to the selected guild or party page, and clears the Notifications Panel for that guild or the party. 

To close the Notifications Panel, click the icon again. If you do not select a guild or party to view, the panel will not close on its own. 

Attribute Points Edit

When you have unallocated attribute points, you will see a + in your tool panel.

Unallocated attribute points dialog box

When you click on the +, a popup will show you how many points are available to allocate.

Clicking on the link in the popup will take you to the Stats page so you can assign the points.

Mystery ItemEdit

When you have a Mystery Item, you will see a gift box in your tool panel.

When you click on the gift box, a popup will show you that you have a new Mystery Item. Clicking on the link in the popup will direct you to Inventory page to find it.


When you have a card, you will see the envelope in your tool panel.

When you click on the envelope, a popup will show you that you have a new card. Clicking on the link in the popup will direct you to Inventory page to find it.

Desktop NotificationsEdit

DesktopNotification Chat

Party Chat Desktop Notification

You can choose to receive desktop notifications for your party’s chat. If you do so, you’ll be alerted to new chats via desktop notifications as long as you have Habitica open in your browser. If you don't allow desktop notifications, you'll instead get chat alerts in a format similar to gold and experience notifications.

Desktop Notifications Pop-Up Dialog

Desktop notifications pop-up and browser dialog

Access your party page to enable or block desktop notifications. As shown in the screenshot on the right, you should see both a larger pop-up on the page titled “Enable Desktop Notifications” and a smaller dialog from your browser. Choose an option from the smaller browser dialog to indicate whether you’d like to allow/receive or deny/block notifications. The browser dialog may look different from the one in the screenshot depending on which browser you use. Selecting an option from the browser dialog will make the page pop-up disappear; otherwise, the pop-up will appear every time you go to your party page. If you are using a browser that does not support desktop notifications, then neither the pop-up nor the browser dialog will appear.

Turning off desktop notifications need to be done within your browser, as it is a browser setting, not a setting within Habitica. Below is a list of external help pages related to turning off desktop notifications for a few common browsers:

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Email Notifications Edit

Email notification user preferences:
Current version of file: website/src/models/user.js
Older version with link to starting line: June 2015
Each type of email notification has a Boolean preference associated with it. These values are checked when a relevant action is taken to determine whether an email should be sent. For example, when a user is gifted a gem, this code determines whether a notification email should be sent.

Task-Related and Modal Notifications Edit

Notification popup control:
Current version of file: website/public/js/controllers/notificationCtrl.js
Older version with link to starting line: June 2015
This code controls when task-related notifications as well as certain modals (e.g. death, quest completed) appear. It watches for changes to certain values (e.g. gold, experience), and when it detects a change, displays the relevant notification.

Task-related notification styling:
Current version of file: website/public/js/services/notificationServices.js
Older version with link to starting line: June 2015
This code controls the appearance and content of the task-related notifications.

Notifications Panel Edit

Notification panel display:
Current version of file: website/views/shared/header/menu.jade
Older version with link to starting line: June 2015

Notification panel backend code:
Current version of file: website/public/js/controllers/authCtrl.js
Older version with link to starting line: June 2015
This code controls what notifications (if any) should appear in the notification panel.

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