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.
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To set notifications for all messages in a channel, just click the little ellipses next to the channel name and choose “Follow this channel.”
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Chip Willy commented
It's be great if popups were more sticky, and consistent, and weren't so time sensitive, and happened in 1:1 conversations more consistently and with immediacy.
I agree. The notifications are hit and miss, which is crucial for our use of Teams and is the main reason we are looking at alternatives.
Just because of this feature missing. Notification on Team posts we are going back to Glip. i Can't believe that it is not even planned yet
Steven S commented
If you edit your notification settings, you can configure a lot of options (such as show in Banner, or Banner & Email, etc.) for various types of mentions, replies, likes, etc. In some ways it's more granular, but in some ways it's missing things such as per channel notification settings.
Also notifications should include tasks; when someone is assigned a task, a notification should be sent.
Joshua Holden commented
I agree, this is really making the product unusable for me. There are entire conversations going on that I never see or get notified of.
Joe Politi commented
This is definitely a requirement and one of a couple barriers preventing my organization to move to Teams.
An IRC gateway (like Slack) would be a useful cross platform service, and notifications can then be left up to however the user wants to configures them.
This is a real key issue to be solved! Without notifications working correctly, it's not possible communicate with the team effectively!
Nicole D. Johnson commented
I agree that this is Microsoft's attempt at a Slack derivative and so when I see that the ONLY way to actually see a message/communication is to have the app open, be in the team/group, and it be the active screen. There seems to be NO notification whatsoever which seems to defeat the purpose of the whole application (if the purpose is to have on demand chatting and collaboration with team members). I'm surprised that any sort of notifications are unavailable in the initial offering!
I feel like I only get notifications when it is minimized in the chat that I have open currently. So if I have a Private Chat between a coworker open I get those notification but if my Team gets a notification I don't get anything.
Currently the only thing preventing my team from using MS teams. Please fix. Thanks
Teams has all bells and whistle except for notification which preventing us to adopt it widely.
I agree, better notifications for all aspects of teams is needed. If teams had better notifications (even sounds) we would already be using it at my office
We are finding the same issue. It would be good for the Teams app to integrate natively with the OS notifications. As it stands, the notifications are useless.
Ben Siskind commented
The notifications for channels blow. I suggest also the option to choose different notification sounds for different chats and channels.
We need the option to get notified whenever a new thread is started in a Team Channel, regardless of who was @-tagged in the starting message. Users are having trouble adjusting to the threaded model from a traditional chatroom mindset (see the many, many topics posted here about this!!) and I think one thing that would help would be for us to be alerted when somebody posts in the Channel. Having to remember to @<Team Name> just to alert the group that you're posting to them is a real pain!
There are already a couple handfuls of idea posts involving improving the severely lackluster notification options. Please work on these.
Hmmm... So, With MSTeams I currently I have to manually keep an eye on multiple Teams all with at least two or three channels that I care about just to make sure I don't miss a new conversation about something important.
Compare this anxiety-inducing mess with Slack nicely and reliably nudging me when something important happens.
I am actually genuinely curious how the MS product owner(s) looked at Slack users' behaviour and decided that this wasn't MVP-fodder. "Do we care if users come to hate Teams because they constantly have to monitor it?... Nah."
David Russell commented
Be able to choose to receive notifications of new conversations in a channel, and choose to receive notifications of new replies in an existing conversation. This should be a per-user setting.
Jean Mannina commented
As like as an anonimous person has been posted, this is a requirement for my organization to switch, and currently the only barrier.