As the last status states, we have been testing for several months. Although many people have asked for this feature, we received a similar amount of feedback from other users that they prefer the Teams notifications and don’t want them changed. We are currently testing a feature for users to choose between Teams notifications & Windows notifications.
We will update you as work progresses.
If Windows 10 is in non notification mode, I want to stop Teams banner.
Seth Stokes-Leifeste commented
Not that there aren't enough votes for this or associated comments, so forgive my added comment (vent). I just finished emailing my coworker a profusely apologetic apology because he messaged me *six* days ago on Teams and I just saw his message. And the only reason I saw it? I looked down at my task bar and saw the tiny (tiny!) red dot on the icon and hovered over it to see "New Activity" or some such message.
So this has my vote! :)
Damian Stalls commented
Super critical, our company is already shelving Skype of Business and the notifications in Teams are terrible. If I step away I have to go to Teams to see what I missed. I'm too busy to go look for this.
Good news :)
Very happy this is now in "Working on it" Status. Woot!
This is needed, I moved the client app to another Windows 10 virtual desktop and I was missing the notifications, I assumed they were going to be displayed on my current Desktop.
Cary Schweitzer commented
This will work so long as I have to dismiss the notification. I'm tired of missing chats or getting an IM via another client asking if I saw the Teams chat. I shouldn't have to keep randomly checking the application to see if anyone chatted at me.
Hey! In Skype you could reply to messages directly from the notification pop-up. Please institute the same functionality in Teams. Thanks! ^_^
If nothing else, if the system tray icon could change when there are unread messages or include an additional system tray indicator like Outlook does where there is new/unread mail, that would also help.
The lack of reliable notifications for a communication app is simply mind-boggling. It's not a very good communication tool if you aren't aware of new messages that are sent when you aren't looking at the screen the moment it arrives.
People shouldn't have to open up the Teams app periodically just to look for new messages they don't know about or wait for an email alert an hour or so after the message was sent to be notified of a missed conversation. The app should pop up a notification of some kind that should (optionally) persist until it is manually cleared, the app is given focus, or the message is replied to via a quick action (and work across devices, so if message is replied to via mobile it clears the notification on desktop and vice-versa). Yes, all notification options are turned on/enabled as banner+email (or whatever the highest level is per configuration item).
This is also a reported issue for MacOS. https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/16941685-use-built-in-notifications-for-macos
I work for a very large multi-national company and our locale is the guinea pig for a potential Teams adoption across the entire company. Right now I cannot recommend it because of this specific issue.
This should be made the #1 priority above any and all other new features, especially if you want Teams to be a realistic contender for a communication tool. The fact that this issue was first raised in 2016 and it *still* not addressed just doesn't make sense.
Please get this (or some kind of notification system that makes sure users know about *all* of their unread new messages) on the roadmap for the next release.
Michael Hudson commented
Likewise, on OS X, use the "Notifications" system.
Integrate Teams notifications into the Windows Toast/Notifications system rather than it's own.
Why is this under review? This is the entire reason theres a notifications system in windows 10. If people need to control how, when, and what sends notifications its much nicer to do it from a central system in windows rather than per app. Theres no reason teams should be using its own notifications instead of the native ones, especially with the plans for continuity stuff in upcoming versions of windows.
I already ignore the Win10 notifications because too many apps spam them with 'look at me - I think I'm important', so this would be a significant backward step.
Look att how Slack does it, and then do just that!
Please can Teams notifications just use the standard system notifications in Windows 10 so that integrate into Action Center and behave like other notifications. It's strange that a modern Microsoft app doesn't do this from day 1.
How is this not integrated from day one? Windows has a notification center for a reason. Please add this to ensure a consistent user experience.
I voted for this, but I have to say I do still like the current notifications. I'm torn - if you can pull it off just as nicely with the Win10 notification center, do it!
I am worried that you guys would make me turn off notifications altogether
James Pain commented
Absolutely agreed that notifications need to be in the Windows 10 Notification Centre.
Would also need message previews in the notifications too, while you're at it.