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
Wow, just wow. How hard can it be to implement such a simple, yet crucial feature? These Teams notifications are just awful and need to be banned, let alone removed from this inconsistent piece of software. Or should I call it FAILware? Please, for the love of god, implement this feature already!
Pavel Neumann commented
Is there any roadmap when this feature might be released, @Alex? It's really annoying for Mac user that those two notification systems are completely incompatible. Especially in current HomeOffice-oriented times it just got even more obvious.
I would never have thought I'd be stressed out by notifications so much, I use DND from time to time when I need to, however, the Teams notifications dominate my interface and interfere with my work, whereas, at least with the Mac ones you can give a simple flick and they're out of your way.
Interesting how they keep updating the roadmap... October CY2020, November CY2020 and now December CY2020... they're probably busy writing an app that automatically updates the months rather than working on the actual problem at hand ;-)
Maybe if we spam email@example.com, they'll actually take us seriously.
Let me make is simple for you...NO Mac user wants teams style notifications, we _ALL_ want it via the Mac own notification system.
Ben Leggiero commented
Yo... it's been 2.5 years since y'all said this'd be done. Y'all okay? This seems really simple
I've gone through and enabled this setting through the Developer tools as described below. I understand that this implementation might not be fully complete yet, but what surprises me is that while messages now use the native macOS notification system: a) they don't show the sender's name, if they're messaging from a group chat, and; b) the notifications for incoming calls still uses the non-native implementation, which means that they don't respect DND or appear across screens/Spaces consistently.
Seems pretty half-baked so far.
It is still a desaster! Would love to kick it from my mac!
Matt Richards commented
What will we get first? Native notifications on MacOS or definitive election results from Nevada?
4 years later still not working. Sigh.
daniel golding commented
why Microsoft thinks we need the choice between Teams and native Mac notifications shows they don't get it.
I was disturbed when my company switched from Slack to Teams about 6 months ago. But I could never have anticipated how bad it would be. This is a flagship product which feels like a tech proof of concept. Not a tool. And everyone involved should be ashamed.
Luca Severini commented
After almost nine months, do you have any idea on when this crucial feature will be ready?
In other words are you kinda of serious people taking serious requests from your customers seriously or just amateurs?
James Sweeney commented
Thanks for your reply @GastonM - that must be it alright.
@James Sweeney The reason you cannot enable the Developer Preview is probably because your (company) admin has disabled that option for you: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/platform/resources/dev-preview/developer-preview-intro#enable-developer-preview. There is unfortunately not much that you can do about it...
I am really looking forward to the day this feature request is implemented. Teams notifications (big, purple rectangle that blocks or hides behind macOS native notifications is a real hassle.
James Sweeney commented
Thanks for the post @GastonM and glad to see this worked for some folks.
I have enabled the Developer menu by clicking seven times on the Teams dock icon but I don't have the Hooks menu? I am on 1.3.00.28778.
I also don't see a switch to Developer preview option under Profile picture => About => Developer preview.
How long could it possibly take to integrate with Mac OS Notifications??? I do not believe this is a priority at all for the Teams development team.
The do not disturb (DND) feature in Teams gets a very negative tag in our organisation. We have examples of calls coming trough to colleagues when they on Teams DND and they caller has not been added to the list to override the DND.
One of the other big gripes from users is that chat messages come through when you're on DND. The main ask we get is can it be configured to be like Skype that a presence of DND means no one can send you a chat message until you're off DND.