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  1. 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!

    91 votes
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  2. Ability to Mute a Conversation Thread

    Please allow the ability for individual users to mute replies to a thread they have participated in. Allow this to be a toggle located under the three dot menu or an additional hover button.

    429 votes
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  3. Blink Icon for unread messages

    Teams icon pinned in taskbar doesn't blink orange anymore when I receive new messages. I cannot find an option to turn this. Was this removed?

    231 votes
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    42 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The team has been investigating this issue. Currently, flashing in the taskbar only happens if you have banner notifications enabled in notification settings.

    We are investigating a fix for this, and will keep you posted. In the meantime, hopefully this tip will help.

    Thanks everyone.

  4. Notifications

    I always miss notifications and meetings in Teams. Need more control over notification settings.

    30 votes
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  5. Need a feature to provide automated reply for once in every new conversation in a Channel

    We create a channel to communicate with multiple users on various topics. So, we would like to notify once for every user who opens a new conversation to make use of single thread for further discussions on the same topic.

    11 votes
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  6. Better notification control, especially sound options

    Right now (3/5/19 update) the only options for sound notifications are All; call, mention, and chat; Off.

    I want sound notifications for call, but not chat or mention. Grouping calls with chats for sound notifications is odd - calls are usually important but sound notifications for every chat message is excessive.

    19 votes
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  7. Phone ring

    Please add the device choice for incoming call ringing,
    as it was possible in skype business.

    Computer loudspeaker ring, and not that the ringtone arrives in the headphones.

    27 votes
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  8. 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

    104 votes
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  9. Notifications using first word of displayname

    Currently Teams is sending notifications towards other users when they are offline or unreachable. In those notifications the first word of the displayname is being used instead of the full Displayname or just the given (first) name. In large organisations this leads to very confusing funny situations. As an example we use as displayname the last name followed by a comma and then the first name.

    So at the end you get notifications like Hi Van, Van has send you a message.

    15 votes
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  10. 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

    66 votes
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  11. Mute team notifications on channels and teams when team is not favorite

    When you don't want to leave the team, but it is not actively worked on (so, it is not favorite) , there needs to be a option to mute all team and channel atmention notifications from it. I would want to stick in the team so I can be atmentioned when needed.

    Currently, if you unfavorite team you still get notications
    - when somebody atmentions the team (as per documentation)
    - when somebody atmentions a channel that is favorite (even when the team is unfavorited)
    - when somebody atmentions general channel of unfavorited team (since you can't unfavorite general)

    Now…

    47 votes
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  12. notifications

    On MacOS, please consider the following, or at least make them options:

    1. Notifications should use the standard Mac notifications instead of custom ones.

    2. Notifications cause dock icon to bounce continuously until addressed.

    3. Notification appear regardless of which virtual desktop is visible.

    4. Notifications remain visible until addressed.

    Any or all of the above would improve notifications immensely. I'm currently missing messages because the notifications are not seen....forcing me to continually monitor the application manually.

    16 votes
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  13. Send a message with no push notification

    If I was able to send a message without a push notiifcation, I could be able to differentiate how I want my messages to be handled in urgent vs. non-urgent cases. This way I only interrupt the user on the other end when I need them to see my message, otherwise the message could go to the background of their inbox.

    (Also it would be nice to be able to 'remind' the user that I sent them a message if it had been sitting in their inbox for awhile).

    12 votes
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  14. Remove multiple notifications when someone is out of office. This is maddening and completely unnecessary.

    Currently, the out of office setting from Outlook is triggering an out of office pop up EVERY SINGLE TIME we go back into a chat in EVERY SINGLE CHAT that the person who is out of office is in. This is maddening and very distracting. We had a person on medical leave for a month and and single day, multiple times a day, we had to close out the pop up stating that he was out of office. Please provide an option to either only show one time or turn off completely in Teams since we already get the reply…

    8 votes
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  15. 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

    134 votes
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  16. Want to edit contents or format in notification mails from Microsoft Teams

    It would be great that you could provide an edit feature for Teams notification mail because;
    1) We don’t identify staff by their first name, so we want to find staff name with their first name and sir name in notification mail body.
    2) We rarely email in English, so we want to change the language in title or some messages into our language.

    8 votes
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  17. Automatic DND when presenting

    Automatically set status to Do Not Disturb/DND when presenting or sharing screen like on Skype. It's very inconvenient when banners for personal chat notifications come up during meetings, sometimes the content is not to be shared with others. If not that then allow for the option to not show actual text in the banner notifications.

    56 votes
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  18. Team won't let us pick more than one "ringer" audio device. Currently, the call only rings to my headset but not my speaker

    Team won't let us pick more than one "ringer" audio device. Currently, the call only rings to my headset but not my speaker.

    5 votes
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  19. Ability to turn off "Member joined the team" notifications

    Create a setting to turn off "Member joined the team" and "...removed Member from the team" posts in the General channel.

    10 votes
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  20. notifications

    Notification options are very limited. I would like to have the option for the Teams application to 'flash' to inform me of notifications, rather than using a banner or email. Banners are disruptive and emails are more spam, if I do not select one of these options for chats I do not get any notification at all.

    11 votes
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