Increase duration for desktop notifications
The channel/team on which the notification has been made should stay more/better/longer visible so that you won't miss one.
With the rollout of support for native Windows 10 OS native notifications, you are able to increase banner duration from 5 seconds all the way to 5 minutes. To learn more, please visit https://support.microsoft.com/office/change-your-notifications-style-in-teams-0da93820-93d0-4da3-86b6-fc28d19908e3 and https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/make-windows-easier-to-hear-9c18cfdc-63be-2d47-0f4f-5b00facfd2e1.
Native Mac notifications are in the process of rolling out, and once you have that build, you can also do the same for Mac notifications. (see https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/17679433-persistent-notification)
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Gareth Oakes commented
Please don't forget about Mac. My boss has given up using Teams only because the notifications are impossible to spot on Mac when you have multiple screens, windows open, etc. If Teams was just able to use the built-in MacOS notifications system all would be solved.
Yes, please! The only complaint from users is they miss the notifications! Make it pop up and stay till dismissed..
I thought I was doing something wrong until I saw the comments here from many others with this problem. First, this causes a lot of pain when I don't happen to see the chat notification for the few seconds it's visible. This has to be fixed. Second, why does IOS even allow the 'persistent' option to be selected?
Nicholas Riegels commented
Agreed with the many other comments here. Better, stronger, more persistent notifications are sorely needed. Without them, the platform is practically useless. Please MS give us a fix here! Going back to Slack because of this issue.
It would be useful if on the iOS app you could choose any notification sound rather than being restricted to the app ones. Our production staff work in a noisy environment and since switching to teams for group chat/call keep missing them
unbelievable, years for such a minor improvement, and yet tons of updates been done, even a new company startup for a phone apps done much better
a quick fix will be using web version, and turn on browser desktop notification. it will work even with their own browser.
Peter Stone commented
Extend Teams pre and post meeting notifications - 5 minutes doesn't cut it
Mark Moore commented
Coming back to check on this and was hoping for a better update that this :(
It is pretty pathetic to be honest and the whole functionality makes me wonder if the devs and the users have a different view of the requirements. Imagine if in outlook every time your mouse passed over an email it set it to read and you missed the email..... One of my roles is to be a collaboration Champion for Microsoft O365 products, and I believe our company is the second largest user of MS Teams in the world behind Microsoft. This is a serious and major issue. At a time when we are looking to decide what our main communication platform will be moving forwards, this does not look good for Teams, which is a shame, because one poorly implemented major feature, could kill the great work elsewhere in the product
We have just migrated to Teams. But some of the notification issues are problematic. The lack of notifications and not providing enough time prior to a meeting is something that needs to be addressed. Another major issue is that we have users call in but do not have names assigned. When you are hosting a call with a significant number of participants, it is challenging to know who is speaking. In WebEx, we were able to rename a call number to a specific name.
Is it "soon" yet?
I completely agree with Gregg's comments. Since moving to Teams, I have missed calls & meetings because the notice flickers for a few seconds and then disappears. If you are busy working, looking down, stepped away, you are out of luck. I have literally been sitting at my desk when someone called and I didn't even know it. Our business has routine scheduled calls with customers, and it is a significant business issue if we schedule a meeting with a client and then don't show up! A longer, more visible notice is needed and an audible sound notification as well.
Gregg Burton commented
Our Company just moved from Jabber/Webex to Teams, I LOVE Teams, but the fact that meeting notifications only display for 5 - 10 seconds instead of the Webex notifications that come up 5 minutes prior to the meeting and stay for about 5 minutes after the meeting is a real issue. I have missed many meetings because of the notifications. You should be able to add a feature to make the notification longer,
"The team is working hard to make numerous changes with regards to notifications"
3 years later the feature remains un-implemented.
I would suggest options for notifications such as screen popup, flashing icon to stay until read, etc.
B Smith commented
Everything is much better to use, my org still sticks with horrible products by MS
Robin Netzel commented
Totally agree with the comment that notification are easily missed. I have missed several. Please provide options to make the notifications larger, more prominent, more audible, and more persistent. I have missed too many requests/responses for Chat.
more details soon?????its December of 2019 ugh
My company is moving on from Teams specifically because of this issue.
It doesn't seem like it should be that hard to have a notification stay on, or blink in the task bar or notification tray like lots of other apps.
Same complaint as most others. This is a great tool but now because we moved from skype to teams a lot of my employees miss my messages due to the lack of notification visibility.
Making notifications more noticeable would be VERY valuable to our company...