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.
@Alex (Teams Engineering, Microsoft Teams). We're all still waiting for this annoyance to be fixed. Own it. Push it. Poke everyone in the ribs to make it happen. Get it resolved, please, and thank you.
Richard Bird commented
Yes, please! This would remove the last frustration I have with working from home.
Piotr Zaborowski commented
Teams app is an Electron app, which means... it's a web app and has access to Web Notifications API. Which means... it's not that difficult to use system notifications regardless of the platform (Windows, Linux or Mac). The same goes with auto theme switching. It's easy to get it working properly. I basically think that Teams are an experiment in Microsoft and dev team of the desktop app has to get more training in Web Technologies.
Charlie Fish commented
I guess the best hope of this is using the Microsoft Teams iOS application on Apple Silicon.
Please hurry. This is super frustrating.
uez nuer commented
Q1 is over Q2 has passed and I think we will get the end of Q3 and the notifications will be still the notifications from ****.
Any update on this? It's what's holding our company back from making the slack to teams switch.
Station Grey commented
Choice between Mac notifications and 'Teams notifications'?
You mean the choice between *actual* notifications and some godawful, spawn-of-the-devil, embarrassing abortion of fake notifications that ignore the standards there for a reason, embarrass you as a company and make everyone think you're still in 1998 'Let's take over the world using our evil' mode?
Just remove the f******s, kill them with fire, spread their ashes to the four winds, spend the five minutes every other developer in the entire world has spent to do it properly, and we'll say no more about it, ok?
My desk by Monday please.
I love Windows but I don't think anyone wants a choice. On the Mac it should be integrated. Plus notifications don't appear for channels associated with O365 groups. And in the browser the notifications don't work at all, except for email. Teams is great but this is maddening.
Please also allow multiple accounts on Desktop app like mobile one (without having to switch).
Pankaj Jha commented
Any Update... Its close to six months from your last update.
If I am on a fullscreen window of any other application, I will only hear the "chime" of teams notification, but in order to see the notification, I have to stay on same windows as MS Teams.
It's Monday again, and guess what... I'm frustrated!
Kevin Boosten commented
⏲tik tak.....still waiting "patiently"
Perhaps Microsoft wants us all to switch to Windows. Oh wait, their Windows client does not support native notifications as well. Too bad...
I feel sorry for all Microsoft developers celebrating the oncoming weekend. Must be very depressing for them, knowing that next Monday their users will launch Microsoft Teams and being frustrated for the 100th Monday in a row by the lack of native notifications. What a **** of a job...
Parthiv Patel commented
Is there an ETA for when this will be live? I can't have meetings on Teams and share my screen because random notifications keep popping up even with DND turned on.
It should also work on Linux, I don't know of any 3rd app that doesn't obey the Do Not Disturb on linux other than Ms Teams
Please, fix it as soons as possible, some critical work messages poped up during presentations more than once
Kris Triplett commented
On my six month old 16" Macbook Pro with 64gb RAM, Teams takes at least 20 seconds to show the notification after it's been received. Not that I don't get a notification popup, it's just a blank white window for 20 seconds. I can switch to teams, find the unread conversation in the sidebar, read it, and respond to it faster than it takes the notification to show. It's a pathetic implementation of notifications and this simple feature has taken an embarrassing amount of time to fix. "Working on it"? Doubtful.
Nikola Markovic commented
Shame... I would be so ashamed to use phantom window for displaying notifications to the user. This is... a real Microsoft level of expertise. I'm not even surprised. I'm just astonished by the lack of the UX your company is delivering to users, and yet, still have users. Disgraceful. I'm truly disgusted by every product you've created. The only good software from your company by far is Windows XP which sadly lost support and is discontinued. So, your current best software is NULL.