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Include notifications based on keywords.

We need to get notifications based on keywords. For example: I am a subject matter expert for SAP and I like to know when SAP is typed into a channel so I can offer assistance.

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  • James commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Highlight/Keyword Notifications

    Anytime your @username is mentioned by a teammate, Teams should send you a notification. We should also be able to set up notifications for specific keywords so that you’re alerted to conversations or topics that are important to you.

    For easy scanning, your keywords will be highlighted in yellow.

  • Chris Chafe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We are reviewing the option of switching from slack, This is the first thing i noticed missing. Its pretty big too.

  • Steven Michael commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agreed. We just transitioned from Slack to Teams. The keyword notifications are how I did most of my...Slacking. This is sorely missed in Teams.

  • calum commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    it would be good if you could get notified when a Chat references a key word eg. whenever "Norway" is mentioned within a Team or channel

  • Josh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Lack of keyword notifications is a deal breaker for several of our teams.

  • Paul Cook commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agree. This is a function that we used heavily in Jabber and Mattermost and is something that we miss when using Teams.

  • Ivan Ho commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Syntax highlighting for better collaboration; slack does this great

  • Mikkel Secher commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    In Slack there is the ability to define specific words, that triggers notifications.
    Fx. your nickname, project keywords and so on.

    This should be possible in the notifications settings.

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