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.
mac in town commented
There is one thing Microsoft needs to understand. Mac users are not Windows users. If you want to be successful on a Mac platform you need to make your software optimized for macOS.
Teams is a great software and you guys keep improving it constantly, but it is designed for Windows in the first place. So, on a Mac it still looks like a Windows app (fonts, design elements, native scrolling, etc.). If at least, you could give us the native macOS notifications, we may ignore the fact the app looks like Windows... Thank you!
Chris S commented
I can't even begin to imagine what kind of internal corporate breakdown has to have occurred at Microsoft to allow something this important, and obvious, to go unaddressed for *so* long. Shame.
This is a daily annoyance -- please reprioritize this.
Yes, please please please – are there any updates on this? The last word from you, Microsoft, was in February ... can you at least let us know how close we are to seeing this? It's super, super annoying to have Teams notifications show up behind (thus, making them pointless since you can't see them) native MacOS notifications.
Any update on this? My team is missing notifications because they appear behind the native notifications. Additionally, Teams notifications do not respect "Do Not Disturb" mode, leading to people quitting the app entirely.
We're still weighing Slack vs Teams, but if Teams doesn't support native notifications, we have no choice but to go with Slack.
Jason O commented
Any updates on when this might actually happen?
MS, you have to make this happen ASAP ! Custom badly written notifications are BAD ! Please do something about it !
Any update as to when this will be rolled out. We are maybe moving from slack to teams and the notification functionality is a deal-breaker for me.
Wow, four years and still can't do it...
This is basic functionality guys. Slack had no problem doing this the day they launched.
Please make this a priority.
Mihai C commented
Please respect OS native behavior and launch features which the user is already accustomed with. Don't reinvent the wheel.
Please Integrate with MacOS Notifications. The earlier the better, not 2023.
William G commented
it's been 2.1 years since replayed "now being worked upon".
how many sprints is that, how many sprints should this take ?
This is a critical feature, and shouldn't be an afterthought. I'm on a Webex with a very large audience right now where the presenter is being continually interrupted by notifications. MS Teams is single-handedly derailing the presentation! At least make it easy to swtich on/off from the main UI directly without having to find options hidden in a non-standard location. Come on Microsoft, this is rediculous...
Radoslav Sharapanov commented
Please use the native macOS notifications. Thanks!
It's reached a point now where I feel compelled to comment as well - due to frustration. Although it seems that MS isn't giving a darn about their customer feedback function for this request but here it goes anyway.
Just got the new update... who the heck needs "popping chats" where you can open a chat in it's own window? Seriously guys, get your priorities straight. Just FYI, you are losing customers (=$$$ in your lingo, just In case you don't quite understand how this works) because of this tiny request. I can understand if it would take 6 months or even maybe a year but more than four years??? 'com on! It's not like you haven't done it before with your other apps...
Tim Taricco commented
My company just moved from Slack to Teams. The most annoying "feature" of Teams is the notifications. Why doesn't Teams use standard Mac notifications as Outlook does? I can't see the Teams notifications because they show under the standard Mac notifications. I can't believe anybody thought not using the standard Mac notifications was a good idea.
Kurt Wolf commented
Yes, yes, and yes! Native notifications are the reason I keep coming back to this site to see if there has been progress made.
This is taking soooo long. I've been commenting on this issue for over a year now, and it's still not implemented. In the meantime I still have to be annoyed by:
1. Teams notifications not showing while using another app in full-screen
2. Teams notifications still incoming when Do Not Disturb is turned on
3. Teams notifications overlapping and being invisible after native notifications
4. Teams UI freezing for a second when a notification comes in
Please stop this ridiculous and amateurish situation as soon as possible, such that I'm finally able to work properly!