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 continuing to work on this feature. As with Windows notifications, we are also doing work to give users the choice between Teams notifications & Mac notifications.
We will update you as work progresses.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
What possible reason could you jackwagons have for not integrating this right off the bat? What friggin' TESTING is needed for NOTIFICATIONS? I seriously could go create and app from nothing for the Apple App Store and add notifications quicker than it has taken you. 4 years. 4 YEARS.
To allow it to use native notifications? So that I don't get a chat message when I'm in DoNotDisturb mode? How can you be so foolish and short sighted?
WHAT POSSIBLE MERIT DID IT HAVE NOT TO BUNDLE IT IN THE FIRST PLACE?
You somehow have risen to the top of the heap in productivity software, why don't you start fricking acting like it? I am beyond disgusted that this has gone unsolved for so long, and that it is ALMOST 2021 AND IT STILL ISN'T UNIVERSALLY AVAILABLE.
I have LITERALLY gone through one computer and use another in the time it has taken to get this resolved, and you bunch of cowards can't even be ARSED to give this community an update. The last time the the mysterious "Alex" decided to update us WAS ALMOST 12 MONTHS AGO.
WTF are you people doing at MSFT? Jerkin' one another's wad? You obviously AREN'T FIXING MAJOR PROBLEMS WITH YOUR MULTI-PLATFORM SOFTWARE.
DO YOUR JOBS AND FIX THIS ALREADY.
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!