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
Oh god, I think I will send a productivity chart to our purchasing department with an PO from slack. That is so annoying and so delayed that I think our 10k people business will think about a change.
Julio Storino commented
any information about that?
Confirmed this is working on macOS Big Sur 11.3 (20E232), today :
-Enable Developer Preview, update teams. let it restart.
-Click 7x times the dock icon to enable Development menu.
-Go to Development menu > Hooks >
-Set enableMacNativeNotification to true.
-Go to Teams Settings and enable native mac notifications.
In my case, I needed to quit Teams and restart it to get the Mac notification asking me to allow notifications for MS Teams*. After that, I can confirm «Microsoft Teams» is listed with the other applications under the MacOS system preferences notification settings.
*Impatient me didn't RTFM and did not proceed with the action below which would probably have been enough for teams to display the notification request without restarting it...
- Test Message via development menu > Notification tests.
So far, messages notifications are working (been testing for around 10min, so YMMV), but I tested the notifications for meetings and calls, and these are still not native notifications.
The way I see it is that it's still better than before.
Good luck on your side !
PS : This is definitely too long overdue, and using the developer preview might prove problematic for some.
Ben Hinssen commented
Meanwhile we are halfway through 2021, what is the progress on this issue?
John Salch commented
it is absolutely ridiculous for this to continue to work the way it does when the idea was posted in 2016. Teams notification experience is horrible, so I turn it off and miss a lot of notifications but I also don't have the app constantly posting banners in the middle of my work.
MS is going to lose to Zoom, Slack or other products that handle this very rudimentary capability of allowing users to manage this in a productive and non-interrupting manner.
I was a big supporter of Teams but not anymore.
Chris S commented
Delayed again. What a shock.
> Updated April 21, 2021: Based on learning's from our early rings, we have made the decision to make additional changes before we proceed with the rollout. We will deliver a new Message center post once we we are ready to proceed with the rollout. Thank you for your patience.
This issue becomes very annoying when one's trying to concentrate while a team is chatting on a subject which doesn't need attention right now.
The only way is to exit Teams for now.
In around 6 months this issue will be five years old! It is time to organize a bouncy castle party!
Fellow User commented
When I'm particularly annoyed by the lack of native notifications after all this time I sometimes come to this thread to read the comments of fellow users and laugh at the "changing the roadmap each month" phenomenon.
Granted, the issue still remains, but at least the annoyance is temporarily lessened :)). We should implement a new-year style countdown as an overlay to the roadmap, ticking down to the next auto-change. You know, keep it festive and such.
Paul the MacOS notification sound is changeable in Sys Preferences fwiw
Also, looking forward to 8 days time when MS update their roadmap to say "May"
Or the script causes it to update to the current month, which feels more likely.
Please fix the native macOS notifications to allow it to still use the Teams sound for it. I want the native notifications for the badge icon, but I don't want to hear the awful macOS notification sound.
Warren Chin commented
I got enough of team notification covered by Mac native notification and came search for the uservoice. Followed the steps to enable native, chat notifications are now native, great and thanks for that.
However, it still not solving the biggest annoyance - overlapped notification as the call notification is still non-native.
Flo TPG commented
Confirmed this is working on macOS Big Sur.
1. Enable Developer Preview
2. Click 7x times the dock icon to enable Development menu
3. Go to Development menu > Hooks >
4. Set enableMacNativeNotification set to true
5. Go to Teams Settings and enable native mac notifications
6. Test Message via development menu > Notification tests
I think we might get to the five year anniversary of this before it actually happens.
I see Microsoft have just... stopped talking about it now?
@Microsoft I'm using the developer preview with Mac native notifications enabled. Chat messages appear as they should, but if a team member starts a scheduled meeting, the notification still appears UNDER the other Mac notifications.
Just wanted to add that if your sysadmin enables the preview these steps do work:
It's not perfect so I expect this to ship CY23.
Do you think they spent developer time automating moving the date or is there a Jr. Dev who has to update the data manually?
Matt Richards commented
Happy Microsoft Roadmap "move-the-goalposts" day, everybody! Up to April CY2021
@Microsoft: I apologize...
The quick disappearing of MacNativeNotifications was my fault as this behavior can be configured per Software in MacOS Settings.
The answer field is somewhat "hidden" in "Options" in the MacNativeNotification - that's OK, as one sooner or later will find out ;-)
-->So, roll it out...!
Hi Spencer, my admin was quick, so I was able to activate the public preview and the hook for MacNativeNotification in the devtools. https://superuser.com/questions/1580328/force-microsoft-teams-to-use-os-native-notifications <-- great tip without proxy!
@Microsoft: The MacNativeNotifications appear nicely where they are supposed to BUT: there is no input field in the notification for quick answers AND the notification disappears quite quickly/does not stack when two or more come in quickly one after another.
I hope you are working on this and it won't take until late 2025...