Allow different notifications options on teams and channels
On multi-monitor rigs, notifications always appear on the 'main' monitor.
This is annoying as I tend to put Teams onto its own dedicated monitor and busy chats mess with my main monitor.
Can notofications simply display on the same monitor that Teams is running on ?
Teams notifications are being missed, notifications need to flash in the same manner as Skype.
Mark Haines commented
We currently use Super Toast by Modality Systems to force a message box to the front and centre of the main screen if Skype for Business messages are ignored. This solution ensures that staff cannot miss chat messages. I appreciate this isn't practical for channels, but for chat messages it would be so helpful to have the ability to turn on a Super Toast-like message box. Our trials have highlighted this as a significant issue for our company.
Gareth Oakes commented
This needs urgent attention. Many of our Teams users are missing important notifications and this is causing users to use alternative messaging systems.
This is particularly bad on MacOS, where Teams does not even use the built-in notifications system. It is imperative for Mac support that the built-in notifications system is used.
Cathi Castro commented
When a Teams chat message is missed and the user gets an email saying they missed it...It would be nice if the user could then respond in email to the chat....as opposed to clicking the link in the email to respond to the chat.
ADD a flashing taskbar icon for new chats; HIDE the preview of the message
Our company just converted from Skype to Teams and we're missing the notification features we used in Skype. Time sensitive messages are often being missed and we're finding Teams doesn't work well for IM in these instances. The ability to fine tune notifications and tailor sound/alerts at the micro level would be appreciated (we miss the flashing taskbar icon for new chats that we had in Skype - was discreet enough it didn't disrupt work in progress but noticeable enough you didn't miss any new messages)
Matt C commented
I desperately need more granular notification controls, and a way to turn off the dock "badge" when there is new activity. It's super distracting to have Teams displaying a red circle as if there is something needing my attention immediately, when in fact it's just some random chatter in a channel I follow, that I can and will catch up with later.
I've been added to many channels that have over 200 members, and not all of those members are as etiquette polite as others. I sometimes receive 10+ @channel notifications each day from these channels. Some channels only have a few members in them, and when an @channel goes out it us typically much more imperative than one from a 200+ member channel. I would like to be able to mute all notifications from each individual channel as I select.
I need a sound notification similar to Skype as I miss several messages each day.
Gene Rindels commented
There are conditions when a e-mail does not get generated or triggered for a notification condition. i.e. if you have Teams Desktop running, background or foreground. No e-mail gets sent (in theory, your running Teams so why send you an e-mail, ok I get it but if it says e-mail send me the e-mail).
Is there a matrix and time table listing that some engineer has on how and when e-mail notifications get triggered and sent out?
I agree, I'd love to be able to hide the preview of the message when I get notified and am presenting or have someone else looking at my screen. I don't want people looking at my messages. This is a feature of other chats (e.g. Slack) and should be a feature of Teams.
In the absence of any NEW information on this - does anyone have a definitive guide on how notifications actually work?. There is a range of different settings at various different levels but they don't seem to work consistently.
Sometimes, we get notifications sometimes not with no real obvious reason. We are on standard Windows Desktop and usint the Teams desktop application. Any guidance appreciated.
Would be great to be able change the position of call notifications
The current Teams notification sound for iphone is extremely annoying - please give us the ability to customize the notification sound on iphone ASAP!
YES - Please add some other forms of notification (similar to SKYPE - as mentioned in this thread) need a flash or something that gets your attention. Missing way too many messages daily!!
NO TOAST NOTIFICAITIONS PLS
I would like to be able to have JUST Banners or JUST notifications in the activity feed. Not both. I end up getting notifications in both and am just seeing double notifications. It's a bit frustrating when I'm trying to work quickly.
Zena Martin commented
I'd like to see Teams operate more like Google Groups Forums, where every member of the Team (including guests) receive an email each time something new is added to the conversation. People are not always logged into the app at all times..
Our business just implemented TEAMS chat instead of Skype for Business and already my colleagues are missing important, time sensitive, IMs because they had no idea they had received them. Notification is too quick, and there is no flashing on the tool bar.
Secondly, I'm seeing an issue where colleagues have either minimized or closed TEAMS and it shows them as either away or offline, but Skype still shows them as available.
Skype was just so much more intuitive and easier to use. Really hoping that you fix these issues soon.