Use built in notifications for macOS
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… the team is almost ready to rollout MacOS notification support internally for testing – we hope to have it to the public by the end of this quarter.
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Devran Uenal commented
How is this still not fixed? It's been almost 3 years since this was posted here!
I'm pretty sure, that no one who's working on Microsoft Teams is actually using a Mac.
Otherwise this would bother a developer so much, that he would fix it!
Teams notifications pop up even if "DO NOT DISTURB" is enabled. And the most annoying thing is that notifications pop up underneath the system notifications.
It's crazy how long you keep people waiting.
Erik Kelly commented
This is ESSENTIAL because if a native macOS notification is already sitting in the upper-right corner, all non-native notifications will be placed UNDERNEATH it by the OS, making them hard to see and impossible to read. See the attached.
Brandon Wilson commented
Would like an update on this. I’ve been doing a lot of presentations lately and closing Teams just for a presentation is annoying. Not to mention when you forget to close Teams and the group chat your in blows up. How professional that is to stop a presentation to close Teams. Isn’t that what do not disturb is for?
Ryan Lutgen commented
Any update on when this will roll out? The company I am at is in the process of migrating from Hipchat to Teams, and the notifications as they stand now are inconsistent, do not show for fullscreen apps, and don't respect OSX Do Not Disturb mode.
Also, Paul Bowden's team is great at working with the MacAdmins community. Perhaps you should check out the feedback in that channel there :)
You know, perhaps y'all can use Swift UI to help? It was just announced on Monday :)
I just started using Teams yesterday on a Mac. Straight away I've been missing messages as I assumed it would integrate with the native Notifications. Looking forward to the update.
Justin Fincher commented
This would be super handy. Not only just because it is nice to have notifications unified, but when I command+tab to switch apps then do the same to switch back to Teams, it seems to always make the hidden "notification" window the active window so I can't start typing until I click on the Teams window. Kinda defeats the purpose of using command+tab in the first place!
John Barger commented
Any update on this. Notifications are unusable as they are.
Matt C commented
I hope this native notification support will enable me to adjust what triggers the badge icon (red dot with number in it) in the dock. As it is, I get the badge icon for EVERY little thing in my activity, which is extremely distracting. I'd prefer it only have a badge icon for direct chats and @mentions of myself. Thank you
Riccardo Mastellone commented
Awesome! Looking forward to it!
Kudos for every initiative towards Making work on Mac great again 💪
Chris McQueen commented
Just installed Outlook on MacOS for the first time in 8 years. Glad to see this is in testing. Disabling the Outlook notifications was the first search I did on this new work Mac. Thank you for listening to your customers and making notifications work for us!
We should also be able to not display the content of the message. This is really bad as sometimes it pops up wiht something confidential and other person is looking at your screen. For outlook it is possible just to have a little icon appear - why not do the same for Teams?
The current notifications for Teams do not work when you are using a full screen app on MacOS. I use ALL of my apps full screen, so I NEVER get notifications. For a tool whose only purpose is to facilitate communication this is really quite terrible.
Use the built-in Notifications on macOS, please.
Not being able to control Teams notifications via system preferences is a real pain.
Teams custom notifications hater commented
Using Teams custom notifications is pain. Microsoft is doing nothing with them for 2 years.
Complete indifference to the users.
Can you provide an update as this has "been being actively worked on" for almost a year now? Seems like sa relatively simple update as the frame work of the Notification Center is already provided to you in the base OS. Thank you.
Christoffer Engström commented
I should not have to go in to teams and change status everytime I'm holding a presentation. Switch to native notifications!
Getting Teams notifications during a presentation is really annoying. Please fix this!