Important Message Notification
Currently, there does not seem to be any notification on any platform when a message in a Team/Channel is marked Important. Please put an option to be notified for important messages, even if you aren't actually mentioned in the post.
This item is still under review by the feature team. I hope to have a decision soon to share with you.
We also need an option to notify users about a new message even they set a time range in which they dont want to be notified.
Therefore a tag like "notify overwrite" would be great.
Since "Urgent" is for repeat notifications, an Important message should only notify once. I think this is more of a Chat feature, since channels have @channel as a way to escalate attention.
No notification for meeting start
Tom Felton commented
Would just like to set my iOS notifications to pickup chat messages flagged as important, so if anything critical happens when I'm driving or on leave, I know straight away, without having to have all notifications on. Wouldn't want it on channels, as people will mark everything as important, just to get a quicker response.
Office 365 Japan Support Team commented
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Search cannot be done even if there is important content. As we need to check all content, we hope a feature will be implemented to consolidate all chat messages with the "Important" flag.
There is currently no way to view or filter search to find all "Important" posts. It would be very helpful to have a way to quickly access / view all the messages marked as Important in a single window pane.
Daniel Jansen commented
Please add it to the API/webhook. Or if it is do better documenting on it.
+1 - ALSO, make it possible to send “High priority message” in a Team channel. And with that, make it possible to chose wether it should be “High priority” for a specifik user, the channel or the team. Kind of a forced @ when choosing “High priority message” in a channel.
Additionally, build in the ability to change the notification settings for message marked important to send you a notification every 5/10/15 minutes if the message hasn't been viewed.
We can now 'mark' a message as important but to 'get actively notified' or even 'filter for important messages' in the search and activity experiences of Teams would be logical additions. Why will searching for 'Important!' not get any results BTW?
Currently (on Mac and iOS, at least) there is no way from a notification to know that the message was marked important. At minimum there should be an indicator (red exclamation mark?) in the notification itself.
Even better would be to have a different notification sound for important messages.
This would be great for our Teams as well!
Jeff Allen commented
Please allow for notification of all team members when a message is marked important.
Brian Critchlow commented
Important messages should notify all members of the team, regardless of their follow status or notification preference.
Raphy Abano commented
Yeah, it would be nice if marking "important" would send the notification. For us at my office, we have team members following their specific channels, but they don't respond immediately to messages.
I guess the alert would be helpful for quicker response.
What do you push to mark a comment "important" in chat?
David Baldacchino commented
+1 re: filtering Important posts. There is currently a way to see all Saved posts, but even searching for "Important" doesn't result in finding those specially marked posts.
hi @skprufo - this still doesn't push an alert notification (on email for example) to all Team members? This is causing our teams to miss key announcements and alerts
Paul Davis commented
Can this be "invoked" via the Web hook? As this is our defacto method of notification, not having a notification (@tag, "mark as important") makes this app a failed replacement of Slack. We still have to maintain a Slack instance just so that I can have alerts/notifications that make a noise when sent programatically.
The IMPORTANT! tag is great, but it would be even better if there were notification sound options. I have a specific team chat room that I'm tasked with monitoring to assist other technicians in our firm. They post messages to that chat with the IMPORTANT! tag to notify us that they need our assistance. It would be nice to be able to set a specific sound that would go off when a high importance chat is posted.