Integrate with MacOS notifications
Notifications built into the OS (which all apps I've seen use other than Outlook and now Teams) are more functional and allow for more user control. Most importantly, they honor Do Not Disturb settings, which is critical.
We are continuing to work on this feature. As with Windows notifications, we are also doing work to give users the choice between Teams notifications & Mac notifications.
We will update you as work progresses.
Joel Day commented
Seriously, what the ****.
Between this and the MASSIVE resource consumption of Teams, my willingness to continue using the Teams app is diminishing QUICKLY. I tried teams via the browser but the cursor issues were KILLING my productivity... All of these are blocking issues have me rethinking the company choice to move to Teams.
We're now halfway of the next milestone: didn't make it in the first half of the month August! Hoorah!
Even Steve Ballmer did better than this. I thought Satya Nadella learned from Microsoft's numerous failures and embarrassing mistakes in the past. Congratulations on adding the next item to the list:
- Zune music player
- Windows ME
- Windows Vista
- Windows 8
- Windows Phone
- Clippy (Office Assistant)
And last but certainly not least:
- Microsoft Teams notifications
What's the next big Microsoft mistake?
Vincent N. commented
I hope that working on the choice is not what makes you take sooooo. long to fix this.
If it is, then I have a hint for you : drop that at once and use the built in notifications system.
Thank you !
@Alex, you mentioned you hope to have the ready by end of June 2019...
Gotta fix this ASAP!! When you ATL+TAB to Teams, it selects the "notification window" not the chat window, so you then have to click before you can type. Drives me insane
@Alex (Teams Engineering, Microsoft Teams). We're all still waiting for this annoyance to be fixed. Own it. Push it. Poke everyone in the ribs to make it happen. Get it resolved, please, and thank you.
Richard Bird commented
Yes, please! This would remove the last frustration I have with working from home.
Piotr Zaborowski commented
Teams app is an Electron app, which means... it's a web app and has access to Web Notifications API. Which means... it's not that difficult to use system notifications regardless of the platform (Windows, Linux or Mac). The same goes with auto theme switching. It's easy to get it working properly. I basically think that Teams are an experiment in Microsoft and dev team of the desktop app has to get more training in Web Technologies.
Charlie Fish commented
I guess the best hope of this is using the Microsoft Teams iOS application on Apple Silicon.
Please hurry. This is super frustrating.
uez nuer commented
Q1 is over Q2 has passed and I think we will get the end of Q3 and the notifications will be still the notifications from ****.
Any update on this? It's what's holding our company back from making the slack to teams switch.
Station Grey commented
Choice between Mac notifications and 'Teams notifications'?
You mean the choice between *actual* notifications and some godawful, spawn-of-the-devil, embarrassing abortion of fake notifications that ignore the standards there for a reason, embarrass you as a company and make everyone think you're still in 1998 'Let's take over the world using our evil' mode?
Just remove the f******s, kill them with fire, spread their ashes to the four winds, spend the five minutes every other developer in the entire world has spent to do it properly, and we'll say no more about it, ok?
My desk by Monday please.
I love Windows but I don't think anyone wants a choice. On the Mac it should be integrated. Plus notifications don't appear for channels associated with O365 groups. And in the browser the notifications don't work at all, except for email. Teams is great but this is maddening.
Please also allow multiple accounts on Desktop app like mobile one (without having to switch).
Pankaj Jha commented
Any Update... Its close to six months from your last update.
If I am on a fullscreen window of any other application, I will only hear the "chime" of teams notification, but in order to see the notification, I have to stay on same windows as MS Teams.
It's Monday again, and guess what... I'm frustrated!