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  1. 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.

    1,891 votes
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      237 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      I hope this brightens your Friday — your feature request is here! Our hardworking engineers have been working on this for weeks and we’re happy to report it released yesterday.

      To set notifications for all messages in a channel, just click the little ellipses next to the channel name and choose “Follow this channel.”

      If this made your Friday, please tweet to us! You can send the tweet to me (@skprufo) or just include the #MicrosoftTeams hashtag, and I’ll make sure it gets to our dev team.

      THANK YOU for making Teams better and better with your awesome feedback. You guys are the best.

      Sincerely,
      Suphatra
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    • 1,456 votes
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        134 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        This gained a lot of traction five months ago and seems to have tappered off. Now that we’ve created “Follow a channel” — do you still have a business need for this feature? If so, could you share that information in the thread here on UserVoice, under this item.

        Thank you,
        Suphatra

      • Add quiet hours to notifications

        I like having notifications on my mobile device, but would like the option to silence notifications for after hours and weekends. Potentially, selectively per channel/team.

        525 votes
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          11 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Integrate with Windows 10 notification center

          Use Windows 10 notification center for notifications

          457 votes
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            planned  ·  6 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Use built in notifications for macOS

            Notifications built into the OS (which all apps I've seen use other than Outlook and now Teams) are more functional and allow for more user control. Most importantly, they honor Do Not Disturb settings, which is critical.

            379 votes
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              27 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Notification for connectors

              I am not getting any notification when a connector post to a channel. For example a JIRA post to a channel, I would like to get notified by this.

              This is checked on Windows 10 Mobile app.

              367 votes
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                43 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Hey folks! We definitely understand that the lack of notifications for connectors and bots are painful and we are actively working on it (my team is the one implementing it right now)! Very soon you will be able to receive all standard notifications from these types of “users” just like normal messages from actual people. Stay tuned!

              • Desktop notifications for Windows

                Need to have notifications in the action centre on Windows 10 also preferably make the desktop client a UWP app (I understand it is not currently) for full integration of notifications and (hopefully) Cortana

                196 votes
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                  10 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Unread message count on Chat, Teams, channels

                  Right now there is a unread message count badge on the Activity tab icon (I guess you only get that if you have followed any channels?). However I would much rather prefer if the badge was on the Chat and Teams tab icons so I can see where there is activity. Currently collapsed teams are also indicated having activity. Expanded teams should have the same indication.

                  Furthermore, the unread activity badge on both the Activity and the application icon count unread channels. I would prefer a message count.

                  172 votes
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                    16 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow email notifications for more notification types

                    More options on notifications. Would be better if all notifications had an email option. Could easily be done via a check box next to how you would like to be notified. This applies to everything; team notifications, personal mentions, chats, etc. A lot in my organization have complained about missing things because there is not an option of email for most notifications.

                    141 votes
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                      planned  ·  17 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Enable Notification for group chats

                      Currently we get notifications only for one-to-one chats and not for group chats. Pls enable notifications for group chats also..

                      140 votes
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                        7 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Include notifications based on keywords.

                        We need to get notifications based on keywords. For example: I am a subject matter expert for SAP and I like to know when SAP is typed into a channel so I can offer assistance.

                        86 votes
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                          8 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Notification could be louder

                          The notification could be louder. I could see that the notification sounds in Microsoft Teams are very less that I could not hear it even with 100 % volumes in my laptop. I had tested with different laptops as well. Also, option for "display alert" for the incoming messages and reply would be great to have. It can be optional to be enabled from Notifications or settings.

                          73 votes
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                            15 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make new conversation replies more noticeable

                            When a reply comes through on teams, the conversation is bolded to notify you that something is unread. But it's sometimes hard to see the bolded conversations. Simply adding some extra visual like the colored notification bar on outlook would help.

                            62 votes
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                              12 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • conversation notification

                              It would be convenient to enable/disable the ability to show a portion of the message that you are being notified of in the notification pop-up.
                              This would be helpful in screening the message to determine its priority prior to breaking out of another application and into Teams.

                              57 votes
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                              • allow for alerts specific to channels

                                It would be great if I could set alerts for specific channels instead of app wide. Some channels I need to be more focused on responding to than others.

                                50 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  We’ve introduced a new feature called “Follow Channel”. You can select it by clicking on the ellipses next to the channel’s name in the main arena (not in the left side panel). A fly out will appear and you can select “Follow channel.”

                                  Let me know how this works for you and if it meets your needs. You can email me at this address or tweet to me at @skprufo. We really appreciate your feedback and your patronage of Teams!

                                  Sincerely,
                                  Suphatra
                                  Microsoft Teams

                                • More @mention possebilities

                                  Idea spliting off from this one https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/16940059-add-generic-mentions-in-each-channel?tracking_code=1c7742f3e32355a2d76e469ddf0af53e

                                  It would be nice to have more options for @mention as suggested in the above issue with @here for giving notification to everyone present (available status).

                                  There are many other possibilities as well for example the opposite, something like @notHere (so they will not miss the message when the get back) or @onnline /@offline. You could also have @admin / @ owner and later @guests for external users.

                                  Not sure if it's possible already or not but you could allow tagging a different team/channel so everyone that are in both gets a notification.

                                  43 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add Notification Badge to icon for Mac

                                    Banners currently work but not getting a notification badge on the icon in the dock.

                                    43 votes
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                                      4 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow choices of sounds for alerts on the desktop app

                                      Allow choices of sounds for alerts on the desktop app

                                      40 votes
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                                        11 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Multiple Notifications Issues

                                        Hello,

                                        We have been testing Microsoft Teams for almost a week now, while we love the product; however, it is proving to be counter productive when it stops sending notifications, we are using alternative means to notify each other to check messages on MS Teams.

                                        What we noticed for example is that if discussions continue in a thread for over a day, no new notifications whatsoever are being triggered. In some occasions, even though we have an ongoing discussion, notifications stop, but only work if you tag the other person, but again, this is not a new thread, so it…

                                        36 votes
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                                        • Make "Follow this channel" the default setting.

                                          Usual Microsoft lack of UI intuition.
                                          Channels should be followed by default with the user unfollowing it if they wish.

                                          31 votes
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