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
It just helps not to miss any updates/conversations
This is a must.
Jason Tenpenny commented
I don't really understand why this functionality wasn't present out of the gate. Seems like a no-brainer to me. It's not like you're doing something cool with the custom notification that you couldn't have done with the system notification.
J. Davis commented
+5 to this one, PLUS these notifications don't disappear when I move into the app, and they last WAY too long. Native native native for all these things, otherwise it's not intuitive and I'd rather use free slack or gchat.
This is currently a source of great frustration. Notifications go unseen due to being hidden under other ones.
When I've enabled a Mac's do not disturb function so notifications don't appear during a screen sharing session with customers, Teams still sends notifications to the desktop. Please work with the OS' do not disturb setting to suppress notifications when enabled.
This issue is also affecting our Mac users. For a comparison, Outlook 2016, although not integrated with Apple notifications, doesn't display new messages received when the Mac is in do not disturb mode.
My team would love this. We currently have to completely shut Teams off when presenting to avoid any embarrassing popups that override Mac's DND mode. Teams is the only app that seems to do this.
Matt Rogers commented
Just yesterday on my Mac I was embarrassed in a meeting because a notification from Teams popped up on my screen during a presentation, even though I had macOS's "Do Not Disturb" turned on. This needs to be fixed!
please implement this!!
I'm actually stunned they shipped the OS X version without integration into Notification Center. The free version of Skype has this integration! This would be a huge value-add to my organization; it's by far the biggest complaint since we've migrated to Teams in our all-OSX company.
Justin Dickow commented
Teams is the only application I know of that still shows notifications somehow while I have do not disturb on in my notification center. UGH
I found a "work-around" for this issue: I disabled all notifications and installed the app for the iPhone which does actually use normal system notifications with all their advantages. If something happens I'll find out via my phone instead of these very broken purple bubbles that break through do not disturb and fail to stack with system messages.
(This is like a textbook example of why everyone who is serious about cross-platform should write a proper full native app for each platform. The platform gives you great tools. Use 'em!)
It's also frustrating when it pops up behind my existing system notifications and so I can't read it without closing those. So then I end up missing the notification because I hadn't closed out all my notifications.
One of the issues with this is that the native notifications from other apps cover up the Team ones when both are active. If it was a native app, these notifications would stack.
Right now there's two different styles of notifications for me: Native OS X notifications and Teams notifications.
It happens quite often that I miss the notifications for Teams because it looks so different from the native notifications which doesn't make me focus on them.
Please unify the notification appearance with native notifications.
This seems like a no-brainer. Other Electron (or similar) chat apps like Slack and HipChat have done this for some time, to very good effect. I strongly prefer a centralized,integrated notification tool over a medley of standalone options.
Patricia Washburn commented
YES, this is the exact issue I'm having with Teams -- I can't increase the font size, and I'm also on a 27" Mac. As a person over 40, I need to be able to adjust the font size myself.
There are a lot of requests that are asking for the same thing and if you were to combine them, you might be surprised at the volume of the actual base request: Use the built-in Notifications on macOS. It's a no-brainer.