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  1. Create alias mention groups, or mention DLs like @here (Slack has this)

    Can we @mention everyone in the team at once (group) instead of using @ for every single name?

    Also, can we use a different first name than the system because people goes by different name?
    It will help if we can copy and paste the @ mention for new conversation.

    Basically, I'm looking to be able to create an "@" alias for different groups of people within a team.

    Use Case:
    We have a team with 3 designers, 2 mobile devs, 2 strategists, and 2 web devs. It would be nice to have the ability to set up tags like…

    155 votes
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      18 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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

      50 votes
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        3 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • More obtrusive notification sounds

        Notification sounds are not obtrusive enough. The current notification sound scheme is barely audible even when actively using my computer. As someone who is on-call and occasionally receives critical messages via chat, I need notifications to be audible and identifiable from a distance. Either change the default notification sounds to something more audible or provide the ability to customize sound scheme and volume.

        119 votes
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          under review  ·  17 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Mute a channel - (Mute Chat is complete)

          I'd love to keep groups/channels in my list, but mute a channel so I don't get those. I get notified whenever some tags a channel eg @General, it's super distracting!

          Also would like the possibility to mute a group chat, so no sound or mobile notification should be received for a user that chooses to mute some group chat.

          661 votes
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            101 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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

            75 votes
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            • 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.

              38 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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

                28 votes
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                • Allow different notification settings depending on status

                  Would be nice if it was possible to change to different notifications settings depending on what status you have.

                  12 votes
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                  • 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.

                    84 votes
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                      under review  ·  8 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Mute channel timer

                      Great work on the new mute channel/chat feature. However, I think this would be vastly improved by adding a timer funtion (like facebook messenger). This would allow you to permanently mute a channel/chat or mute it for a set period (30 mins, 1 hour, 4 hours, 1day, 1 week for example).
                      This means that when you are concentrating on work and don't want notifications popping up every second for stuff that is currently irrelevant, but don't want to miss future team chats it gives that ability. I hope that explanation makes some sense.

                      20 votes
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                      • 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.

                        35 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 4,653 votes
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                            working on it  ·  312 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Sound is too low and other 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…

                            936 votes
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                              186 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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.

                              19 votes
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                              • Channel or Team Notifications

                                Teams does not provide any notification when someone posts to a Team channel. We have people not realising that someone's said something in a channel because people expect to have a notification that this happens. No one constantly checks Teams to see if there has been any activity.

                                Could there be a banner notification at least on a "per-Team" basis telling us someone has posted something to one of our channels?

                                At a minimum, some kind of generic notification that activity has occurred within any one of your Teams would be useful.

                                64 votes
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                                • Temporarily mute thread notifications

                                  I get notifications when someone responds to a thread, and this is great. But sometimes when a group of people really start corresponding rapidly in that thread the notifications can become quite noisy. I would really love to that the ability to mute notifications from a thread for n number of minutes. Perhaps an option or action from the notification to "mute this thread for 10 minutes" would be great! (Though if I was directly @mentioned I would still want to be notified.)

                                  120 votes
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                                  • @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.

                                    74 votes
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                                    • Respect Focus Assist

                                      Teams should respect Windows Focus Assist settings. I'm not even sure how apps are allowed to override Windows settings like this.
                                      I put Windows Focus Assist into Alarms Only mode so I could record screen captures and I Teams kept popping up notifications over my application. I had to completely exit Teams so I could finish my task.

                                      14 votes
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                                      • Mail notification uses the first name of displayname (which might be the last name)

                                        I would consider this more as a bug.
                                        Problem:
                                        In all email notifications it looks like it uses the first part of the displayname property (unitl the first space).

                                        Assumption:
                                        AD Property Displayname uses Lastname Firstname
                                        Based on Screenshot this is HOBMAIER Dennis and Maierhofer Andreas.

                                        Error:
                                        The Result will be:
                                        Hello LASTNAME

                                        LASTNAME (of other participant) sent a chat message.
                                        See the attached screenshot.

                                        Expectation:
                                        Change this to use AD first name attribute.

                                        7 votes
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                                        • Allow louder audible notifications & various alert sounds of notifications for desktop client

                                          Please allow for louder audible notifications & various alert sounds of notifications for desktop client

                                          29 votes
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