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  1. Out of office pop up showing up constantly for all users

    Hi,

    We at work are in a group chat and when someone is out of office, the little grey bar ontop of the chat box keeps showing up with the info that the person is out of office and may not respond.

    You can close it but every time you re-open the chat tab it pops back up.

    This happens for all users in chat (about 20 participants).

    Can we disable this?

    Thanks

    144 votes
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  2. @mention Post From Flow Does Not Work

    When using Flow to post a message to a Team channel, the @mention does not trigger a notification. The text of the message is simply the "@mention" that was typed. Please enable a text recognition of @mention to enable the notification as though it were being typed directly in Teams.

    134 votes
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  3. Tag Teammates in Planner Cards & Push Notifications

    It would be really helpful to add more ways to notify teammates on through planner:
    -Tag teammates in Planner Card comments
    -Push notifications for mobile when mentioned in such tags.

    129 votes
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  4. Microsoft Teams download banner / popup needs to be removed

    When a user in the Office 365 environment wants to use the web version http://teams.microsoft.com, a popup message is visible at the upper area with a prompt to install the client version:
    “Want an even faster, more collaborative experience? Download the desktop app.” By several given security compliance requirements in big IT environments, the users shouldn’t be able to install any additional software at their PCs. This popup is confusing the web-only Teams user and also it makes the software deployment team nervous.

    126 votes
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    under review  ·  19 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Important Message Notification

    Currently, there does not seem to be any notification on any platform when a message in a Team/Channel is marked Important. Please put an option to be notified for important messages, even if you aren't actually mentioned in the post.

    124 votes
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    under review  ·  Warren responded

    This item is still under review by the feature team. I hope to have a decision soon to share with you.

    -Warren

  6. Change color of new message notification

    The Teams notification button in the Taskbar turns red when a user is busy/in a meeting. It also turns red when you receive a message. The color shouldn’t show red for both as it's confusing. Please change the color for new messages. Pop-up notifications of receiving a message isn’t usable as I’m constantly conducting demos and showing my desktop. As a workaround for every meeting (several times a day), I have to manually set my status to “Available.” Otherwise I can’t tell when I receive a new message. Please change the color to show for new messages!

    122 votes
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  7. Download Improvements

    Download Improvements

    Generally the download experience with Teams is pretty poor and I'm amalgamating suggestions in to one

    - Configuration of download location other than default download folder
    - Download progress and fixing of hanging UI when downloading file
    - Permanent notification to user in chat/team room or even a downloaded management area showing downloaded files with a direct link to open file
    - Ability to open file directly from notification
    - Ability to open folder from all areas download is listed
    - Ability to download to a different one time location from the file hamburger menu

    110 votes
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  8. keywords Monitoring

    Would be great if admin could monitor keywords similar to yammer. entering key works that if typed would notify admin.

    104 votes
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  9. Allow Webhooks Extensions to @mention individuals and channels

    The JSON payload used for formatting MS Teams notifications via a Webhooks Extension should allow @mentions to be constructed.

    Similar to how a bot can construct a mention in it's response via <at>@General</at>.

    Without this functionality, there's no way for members of a channel to be notified by the Webhooks Extension without having to first follow the channel.

    In most real world scenarios, following a channel will not suffice — leading to spam and distractions for the team.

    For many, the absence of this capability is preventing the transition from Slack to Teams.

    Use Case 1:
    A dev team needs…

    100 votes
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  10. 87 votes
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  11. Scheduled Do Not Disturb, like Slack

    Do Not Disturb should block all notifications and I'd love to be able to schedule DND, like on Slack

    87 votes
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  12. notifications

    I am unable to get any pop-up notifications on my phone from the Teams app. I have checked the following settings: On the app:
    Menu/Settings/Notifications:

    Send Notifications - "Always, even if active on desktop"

    Push Notifications - All selected

    Sound - set on with vibrate

    On the phone:

    Settings/Notifications:

    Teams set to notify

    Advanced:

    Allow Notifications selected

    70 votes
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  13. Notifications

    I would like a setting to turn notifications on or off based on a timer so that notifications only pop up during set work hours.

    69 votes
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  14. Use native MacOS Notification Manager

    Instead of using a custom notification, please use native MacOS Notification manager. This will allow users to manage notifications consistently with most other MacOS apps.

    67 votes
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  15. notification reminders

    Being able to set reminders for messages received, whether it be a group chat or private. As simple as hovering over the message and maybe clicking a drop down box (where other options such as edit, save, or delete message would be) then clicking "set reminder" and then just set a desired time.

    67 votes
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  16. Sync notification badge count across platforms

    The unread notifications count needs to be synced across platforms. For example, right now if I read my Teams messages on my Mac, my iOS app will still have a red badge on the app icon indicating I have unread messages. This leads to be constantly opening my iOS app thinking I have missed something, only to see it's messages from hours earlier that I already read on another device.

    66 votes
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  17. Notifications within Teams

    I'd like to see a notification bubble for new posts (of any type) in the Teams I'm in (yes, I'm already following) just as I can see for chats. It's an extra step for me to have to click through the teams to see if there's new activities. I'd like to be notified as soon as activities happen.

    66 votes
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  18. Mute individual channels

    Ability to mute individual channels so you dont receive notification to them

    63 votes
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  19. "Secondary ringer & Notifications" on various Audio devices.

    Call signals & also notifications should optionally be possible on all audio devices (Skype only allows an additional "Secondary ringer" when someone calls you but notifications only comes to your primary audio device. Would be nice to configure combinations of ringers & notifications on different audio devices that are available like for myself sitting on speakers and headset.

    63 votes
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  20. snooze notification

    Allow a notification or multiple notifications to be snoozed x number of minutes. Sometimes it's not possible to reply to a message right away, so having the ability to snooze a notification for 10 minutes for example was a very useful feature of slack, so that I could snooze the notification and be reminded of it at a more opportune time. Giving a range of snooze times is also super handy for accomplishing this, as well as the ability to resnooze for subsequent periods. For example on slack you can snooze a notification for 20 mins, 1 hour, 2 hours,…

    63 votes
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