Manage Desktop App server connections

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Using the Mattermost desktop app, you can connect to multiple Mattermost servers from a single interface.

The Server list is located in the top left corner of the window and displays all servers available in your desktop app environment. Drag to reorder the servers in the list. You can also navigate the server options using keyboard shortcuts. From the Server list, you can add, edit, and remove servers.

Add a server

  1. Select Add a server.

Connect the desktop app to a Mattermost Server using options located in the top left corner of the Mattermost screen.
  1. Enter the server name as it will appear in the desktop app.

  2. Enter the server URL. Server URLs must begin with either http:// or https://.

    Tip

    Can’t find your Mattermost server URL? Ask your company’s IT department or your Mattermost System Admin for your organization’s Mattermost Site URL. It’ll look something like https://example.com/company/mattermost, mattermost.yourcompanydomain.com, or chat.yourcompanydomain.com. These URLs could also end in .net.

  3. Select Add.

Connect the desktop app to another Mattermost Server using options located in the top left corner of the Mattermost screen.

Edit a server

  1. Hover over a server and select the Edit icon.

    Edit an existing Mattermost server connection using options located in the top right corner of the Mattermost screen.
  2. Modify the server’s display name or URL, then select Save.

Remove a server

Removing a server from your desktop app doesn’t delete its data. You can add the server back any time.

  1. Hover over a server and select Remove.

    Remove a Mattermost server connection using options located in the top right corner of the Mattermost screen.
  2. Select Remove when prompted to confirm.