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  1. 1,590 votes
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      159 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.

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

        Use Windows 10 notification center for notifications

        556 votes
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          9 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.

          462 votes
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            34 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Thanks everyone for the messages and tweets in response to my last message. I think my brain is still jet lagged from hosting Teams events in Australia and I got confused on our own pill count structure!

            I’m hearing a lot of different suggestions about what you’d like to see, and it’s a bit difficult to understand them verbally. If you are feeling artistic, can you send a sketch of exactly where you’d like to see numbers? I’ve already gotten a couple and they are EXTREMELY helpful. If I could get a whole bunch, I could send it over to the notifications team. (Just email it to me at sparavi@microsoft.com or tweet at @skprufo).

            THANK YOU for being awesome, helpful, and engaged in this product. We appreciate your support, and helping us make Teams better!

            Sincerely,
            Suphatra

          • 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.

            454 votes
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              65 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              working on it  ·  AndrewAndrew responded

              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

              224 votes
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                11 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Sound Problems

                VOLUME:

                The sound is too low!! Most people don't think it's even on. Let us customize the sound level, please.

                CUSTOMIZE SOUNDS:

                Right now sounds are all or nothing. This is not good. For example, you may want to have sound for Calls but not for chat or messages. There is a difference when you need to hear that someone is calling you – versus getting the constant bing/bing/bing on message chat.
                In addition – on commercial skype you could actually set sound notification channel or chat by channel or chat. Some things you want the bing – others it…

                206 votes
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                  50 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.

                  164 votes
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                    planned  ·  18 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.

                    121 votes
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                      10 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Show unread number for group chats

                      I don't understand why notifications/alerts for teams are handled differently than chat. There is no persistent number shown on the teams icon to show that you have new "messages". This should be on channels which should roll up to Teams which should roll up to the teams icon is you are in the chat section. Our whole company is slowly abandoning Teams and only using chat because all of the messages are missed unless you go specifically look. seems like such a simple thing?? what am i missing? The teams section could be really powerfull with this simple change or…

                      102 votes
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                        9 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • More @mention possibilities

                        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.

                        95 votes
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                          5 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Visual notification in systray of unread message (for both Mac and PC)

                          When there is an unread message, it would be *very* helpful if the systray icon could have a visual indicator that something is unread.

                          85 votes
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                            6 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.

                            78 votes
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                              2 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.

                              75 votes
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                                12 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Follow and unfollow conversation thread

                                Hi,

                                This idea is not new. Currently we have a lot of unnecessary notifications and i believe we need flexible options to either get rid of them or setup banner/alert. And we already got "Follow channel" option in the latest update:
                                https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/16925461-allow-different-notifications-options-on-teams-and

                                I think we should go forward and improve conversation/thread notifications.It's very annoying when you replied to the conversation and then it becomes spamming. You have no option to unfollow this conversation and keep receiving notifications. From the other hand, there are conversations where you either not mentioned directly by @ tag or not replied yet but want to…

                                73 votes
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                                  6 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Mark message as unread

                                  Sometimes you might be busy when you read a new message and would like to come back to it at a later time. I'd like the option to mark a message as unread so I know to come back to it after a meeting for example.

                                  67 votes
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                                    8 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.

                                    58 votes
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                                      6 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Native OS X notifications

                                      Right now there's two different styles of notifications for me: Native OS X notifications and Teams notifications.

                                      It happens quite often that I miss the notifications for Teams because it looks so different from the native notifications which doesn't make me focus on them.

                                      Please unify the notification appearance with native notifications.

                                      46 votes
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                                      • 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…

                                        46 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.

                                          45 votes
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