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.
The bonkers thing is that a Teams Notification sits behind any System Notification making it unreadable and potentially impossible to interact with.
Extremely annoying. Often it would overlay my recent/active browser tabs. The only way to dismiss it is to click on the notification which opens Teams and then minimise Teams to access tab.
I'm very close to disabling notifications all together.
This is very much an issue for us. This should be default behavior, and frankly is hard to understand why you would elect to roll your own notification system rather than leverage the notification system of the OS.
Dee Kryvenko commented
As far as I see, Windows recently(?) got it’s own Notifications Center implementation. The similar issue for Windows can be found there https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/16950997-integrate-with-windows-10-notification-center and it’s highly voted and seems to be WIP.
The actual issue for Mac users is there since Nov 2016 and still in review! I think it’s pretty clear who is their target audience (such a Microsoft style) – but Mac users must be heard. A lot of engineers prefer Mac, and they shouldn’t be changing scenarios they use their laptops on a daily basis just because of one single app, and the vendor that decided they can do their style outside of their territory.
Every single app in Mac does support native Mac OS Notifications Center (including Outlook – though everyone still remembers how long it took them to make this possible as initially there was the same issue). It is very important for Mac users since historically Notifications Center integrated into the system in such a way that you can control Do Not Disturb settings globally and not on per-app basis. It is also important to keep application developers from doing Microsoft-style inconsistent UI/UX design (such as s point-clicking to discard a popup instead of a native swipe and zillion other small pieces that together makes Mac OS so user-friendly and useful). I know some users might think this is a limitations but I call this a care.
Also as it stands now there's no actual way to disable popups (even outside Notifications Center). You can disable notifications entirely, or disable email notifications, but you can't disable banners and keep emails. Honestly this doesn't make any sense to me. I often sharing my screen. Sometimes the session being recorded. I find this issue a blocker and a serious privacy violation. It might be harmful both personally and for the business. Every single chat app that I’ve used (including but not limited: Skype, Skype4Business, Telegram, Slack, HipChat, Outlook) does support this. The only exception that I know about is Teams.
David Laster commented
Please prioritize - DND is important and the notifications pop up behind macOS notifications, making them unreadable/unrespondable
I can't believe this issue was added in Nov 2016 and it's still "UNDER REVIEW"
If Microsoft teams was really built with electron like this suggests: https://blog.thoughtstuff.co.uk/2017/04/under-the-hood-of-the-microsoft-teams-desktop-application/
Then it should be really easy to use macOs notification system: https://electronjs.org/docs/tutorial/notifications
I have not used Teams extensively yet, however, this is already frustrating...
Andy Semak commented
Jason Tenpenny commented
I still don't understand why it wasn't built this way from the beginning, both here and in Windows 10. Why is this still "under review" instead of "being worked on"? There's nothing to review! Just make it already!
Nathan Thomas commented
This is becoming a big problem for us, we're missing key notifications within the team and from our clients, as it doesn't show notifications on top of other Windows, it doesn't even make the dock bounce
Pavol Donko commented
You weren't able to fix this after more than a year?? I am not able to mute Teams at home or at the meetings. It works with every single app, but Teams are still jumping over my content! Pretty please, hire some UX designers. It could prevent this kind of nonsense behavior at the beginning.
Christian Becker commented
If there is a system technology use it instead of implementing your own solution. So for notification. There is a great notification system build into macOS. Teams uses its own notification system which has different problems and a bad user experience.
It's unforgivable that I'm missing notifications due to working in full screen spaces, I utilise most programs in full screen so I miss 90% of Teams notifications (no exaggeration, I've possibly even undershot that value), other issues aside this needs to be rectified at a bare minimum.
Matt Mendick commented
Big thumbs up to reviewing this!
Great news that this feature under review!
Michele Sommerard commented
We’re going for a User Centric focused environment and our clients want to manage their notices, please enable this on Teams. Thank you.
I need to up vote this comment:
"Fernando Carletti commented · February 6, 2018 11:07 AM · Flag as inappropriate
Is there any update on this? It's awful, it is always over the applications and can't be dismissed."
The notification takes up a lot of real estate on a MacBook and covers open tabs on Chrome / Safari / in-use applications and it's incredibly frustrating when you just want to click and dismiss without the entire MS Teams window opening. An update on this simple functionality request would be marvellous.
Fernando Carletti commented
Is there any update on this? It's awful, it is always over the applications and can't be dismissed.
[Deleted User] commented
Current notifications do not appear when in other full screen app, which results in me not reading any messages on time:( Please change to default macOS notifications
The current non-native notifications are the worst part about Teams at the moment (followed closely by stealing focus when the window is hidden). Please fix MS!!!
Joel Crane commented
This is my one big gripe with Teams on macOS. When I give online demos or teach webinars, I'm able to silence all of my notifications by "Option + Click" on the notifications menu, except for teams. During my presentations, Teams notifications continue to come through.
Please switch to macOS System Notifications, and take note of all of the duplicate suggestions here that also have many votes.