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
This is important! Mostly because I cannot dismiss the custom notification with a swipe which I can do with native notifications.
Native API isn't perfect, but it's better than building a custom solutions that doesn't match how the rest of my native apps behave.
Justin Lee commented
I will add that the Teams notifications look nice but they are very large on macOS and cannot be swiped out of the way like native macOS notifications.
Often the notifications on macOS get in the way of things like the Teams controls when the app is maximized or controls in other applications you need to click on.
You can solve this by:
1) Making the notifications smaller
2) Using native macOS notifications
3) or move notifications to the bottom right corner like you have on the Windows app which doesn't get in the way.
Plus to this one. Also, the notification UI is ugly.
Steve Yuroff commented
Could a future version please use OS X's native Notification Center for notifications, vs MS own special dialogs? The inconsistency and placement right over Notification Center alerts is unwanted.
Use System notifications for macOS desktop app.
This comes with multiple advantages:
- Not shown if Do Not Disturb mode is on
- Built-in reply functionality
- Easy to dismiss with a swipe
- Consistent with entire OS
This isn't just about looking right. I put on "do not disturb" whenever I have a meeting and I need to share my screen. This disables all notifications.
That doesn't work for Teams and can potentially expose something very embarrassing while screensharing. Like someone making a comment about another person not thinking it might show up on a webconference.
Do not disturb is an important feature. Don't break it please.
Balázs Gerlei commented
I really don't understand why Teams use a different notification system than the system one on macOS. It is really inconvinient, please integrate with the system notifications instead!
I agree, for me this is a strong reason not to use teams.
Peter Caruso commented
This is super important. Without a reliable notification system, I can't rely on teams for information when multitasking. I don't see why you would use your own notification system over the built in feature which has proven to be 1000 times better
I cross-linked to the much more popular quiet hours topic
This should move to the 'MAC' node. I assume that teams going integrate these to OSX and they are probably (hopefully) watching that node.
We have already come to grips with the fact that this app will never been fully native, but please at least use native push notifications. :) Do your best to be a good macOS citizen.
Alexander Ruhland commented
This would be a huge improvement to Teams. During work i frequently use the Do not Disturb setting for Notifications on Mac. E.g. to not get disturbed by notifications during presentations or screensharing.
Teams doesn't integrate with the MacOS notification system, therefore one has to remember to turn off teams notifications explicitly. That extra step wouldn't be necessary if the OS notification system was used.
Derk-Jan Hartman commented
And the current notifications don't adhere to the Do Not Disturb setting of the notification centre, which is very annoying !
Evan McDaniel commented
The lack of native macOS notifications could be the main reason we choose Slack over Teams.
yes! this would be very useful!
Jaime Zaragoza commented
Not only that, "Teams notifications" appear behind the native notifications, it's such an awful "solution"
Steve Novoselac commented
should this item be merged here?
Gary Keeler commented
The problem I have with the current notifications is that I can't dismiss one without opening Teams. I.E. A notification comes up and I click the "X" to close it but instead it opens teams up.
Obviously this is a issue because every message requires me to stop what I'm doing just to make the notification disappear.
Andrej Kosyak commented
please do it :)