Notifications for all messages in a channel
There is no clear way how to enable all notifications in channels. I have channel where I am interested in all messages.
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To set notifications for all messages in a channel, just click the little ellipses next to the channel name and choose “Follow this channel.”
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This is proving such a pain for me as I am missing really important messages coming through, and people are not responding timely to me either. Really need to highlight new messages going into groups to draw people's attention.
If I'm not at my desk when the little notification box pops up, I have no idea that something needs my attention.
Egil Hallhagen commented
My company needs this too!
When going from Skype for Business, you really miss this simple feature.
It would be very helpful, indeed
Giovanni Sanguily commented
Right now we are Slack users and trying out Teams. We want to make the switch, but there are a few things about teams that make it less useful overall. The biggest thing is notifications. I will not receive any notifications on my conversations unless myself or my team was mentioned by using @. This leads to slower response time and less adoption of the platform.
David Hirsch commented
We have a low-traffic channel, but we need to know when any messages are posted in the channel. There should be a notification option to have banner popups, or at least some type of badging on the taskbar.
This is an absolute necessity! It seems rather strange that this functionality doesn't exist already. Being a member of multiple teams is extremely common and for some of those channels I'd like to always get a pop up.
Some greater notification options are definitely needed. Would like the ability that you have in slack to be able to be notified for each new post in a group discussion.
I miss so many messages because i get 0 alerts. even the app icon flashing would be infinitely more helpful than now
we want to switch from slack but we need to be notified of messages in channels, especially channels that are setup for emergency situations (not life threatening of course)
Bryn J Ellis commented
Definitely need this. I've posted this on the forum:
I've been looking for something like Microsoft Teams for a long time to replace our use of personal Skype and Skype for Business in my company. However, there is one thing stopping us moving to it and that is notifications.
I had a meeting with my messaging special interest group yesterday and we came to the conclusion we can't roll out MS Teams yet because notifications are poor. Team members don't get notified in a team unless are specifically mentioned with an @username.
We looked at a way of getting around this by using Chat but with multiple people (rather like the way we use personal Skype for group chats at the moment) but then we found that you can't rename that chat 'group' to a meaningful name so that isn't going to work either.
We need ALL posts to a channel in a team chat to be notified. Is this a feature that is going to be added please? Maybe it could be a preference where you can select whether or not you want all posts notified or whether you just want to be notified if you are @mentioned.
If this was available we would adopt immediately because MS Teams is brilliant but we can't adopt until this is done.
Can anyone tell me if/when this type of feature is expected please?
Very important please can you add...
Igor Rezac commented
This one is a MUST have. :)
Please make the notification LOUD too please
I'd like to see more and clearer/intuitive notification options -- still trying to figure out what some of these options are and if any of them do what I need them to do.
Also, it'd be nice to have a way of showing that new messages have been added to a conversation even if you weren't @-mentioned in them. Like a little notification badge on top of the "Activity" or "Chat' icons -- something that isn't too intrusive, but that calls your attention to specific conversations if you open the Teams window (like in Skype).
And on a separate note, I don't understand why "Activity" and "Chat" need to be completely separate. I like being able to see group chats and 1-to-1 chats in the same list.
Jeff Montgomery commented
I agree, had no clue people were messaging in there.
Carlos A. commented
+1 here would be nice to setup per channel notifications. there are some channels i would like to get all messages being sent. Eg. we use the API to write to an ALARM channel to notify us of issues, been using this in slack for sometime now.
Even though I have all notifications turned on, I miss a lot of messages because I do not receive notices unless somebody replies directly to something I posted. I want to see notifications for all activity in all channels so that I do not miss anything.
This occurs on Mobile and the Desktop App.
I would also like to ask for better sound notifications, I tend to miss the sound notification.
Maybe also being able to choose different sounds for different notifications.
Some channels/mentions/chats I want a "loud" invasive sound to make sure I don't miss them.
On others it's ok to just hear that something is going on...