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 getting closer, and are still working thru some bugs, but hope to release this as part of a Public Preview pack in early 2021! (Windows 10 released with the December 2020 pack this week)
You can learn more about the new Microsoft Teams Public Preview program here: https://aka.ms/TeamsPublicPreview, and Teams administrators can find documentation to manage which users will see the Public Preview option here: https://aka.ms/TeamsPublicPreviewAdmin
To Matt C - At least you can mute the channels if you want.
Matt C commented
Re: "in testing" update, hallelujah!!
PLEASE please also offer more granular notification settings. It is extremely distracting getting the notification count 'badge' on the app icon in the dock for all things considered 'Activity' by teams. There is stuff that makes sense to have in the Teams Activity Feed but not have any sort of OS-level notification for. For example, in my case specifically, any sort of OS-level notification of activity in channels I follow is distracting. I would like that activity showing up in the activity feed within Teams only.
In other words, as it stands today, I'm always glancing at the Teams dock icon and thinking I have a message when in fact someone has just posted in a channel. I need a feed of channel posts (as exists) but not notifications of them. Hope that makes sense. Everyone on our team is driven crazy by this same thing! Thanks!
THERE IS A LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL!!! This fix can't come soon enough! Thanks for the update.
Chris Lindhartsen commented
This feature doesn't exist yet in wide release but it's shown in documentation online for Notification settings in Teams for at least a few weeks now.
This cant come soon enough. You cant even CMD + TAB to teams because it selects the notification "window" so you have to manually click the teams app. Infuriating.
Not only has the native notifications for Mac not been delivered. The custom notification system is broken when using fullscreen applications, so when I tab back to Teams, it takes me to a blank screen. Probably the most infuriating experience.
Ridiculous that this 'feature' keeps getting pushed. No one wants your ****** custom notifications, please just use the host OS's.
When will the roadmap get an update, I am waiting to read that the feature will come in january. I will send the same question in januar as update for feb.
since your roadmap promised it in septermber, but no worries in corona time there is no special need for such a simple feature which would all of us help.
I really can't believe, 4 years later, you haven't done this yet.
Dave Batton commented
> we are also doing work to give users the choice between Teams notifications & Mac notifications.
Don't. Just remove Teams notifications and put your effort into Mac notifications.
Jamie Evawin commented
Update for anyone who's frustrated that this still isn't a feature. If you use the Teams web app and allow notifications, it then uses browser notifications which are Mac OS native.
You can't reply or do anything like that but at least if you're full screening, you don't miss conversations. However, I've found it doesn't alert me for calls.
The web app is pretty much the same as the native Mac app from what I can see.
Also if you're in Chrome, hit the 3 dots menu > more tools > create shortcut > tick "Open as window" and Teams will look and feel like an app with its own dock icon and window.
Niels Andersen commented
I'm thinking there must be a deeper political reason why Microsoft won't respect the host platform with this why else would it take years to ship?
I've stopped using the native app because of this and now only use Teams via Chrome (which is quite gimped feature wise).
As a consultant working with multiple clients it's a subpar experience for all involved when Client A's notifications override the do-not-disturb setting during a meeting with Client B. Embarrassing at least, but potentially also a liability with regards to confidentiality agreements and such.
This is stopping me from using Outlook over Mac mail. Such a necessary feature, though I can't say I'm surprised that MS don't care to provide it.
Florian Schmidt commented
Hi. What is the status of this? It keeps getting postponed every month? Is there any way to enable this already via a developer preview or something?
Seriously, this takes 3 years to work on? Literally the only reason people stay with Teams is reliance on Office 365.
First it was September on the Roadmap, then you moved it to October - November and now its December. I'm so unsatisfied with this I could scream.
MS is really ridiculous on this, is your roadmap a joke? Release date change from Sep, Oct, Nov and now Dec. If you can delay the release date without any reason for so many times, you might as well just remove it from your roadmap, anyway it is false information which only put shame on you.
First it was September on the roadmap for deployment, then it was October - November and now its December are you just kidding us? do you need 4 years for such a simple change? Should it be a Christmas present? Yes? - Then you should travel back in time to 2016.
https://www.electronjs.org/docs/tutorial/notifications and https://github.com/CharlieHess/node-mac-notifier should be helpful. Teams run on the same architecture as Discord and they managed to do it.
because of the missing integration, Teams proprietary notifications also can't be aware of the Do Not Disturb in MacOS. We can't have Teams notifications popup with confidential chats when screen sharing or presenting.