Notifications are easily missed
The channel/team on which the notification has been made should stay more/better/longer visible so that you won't miss one. Slack is currently much better in that sense.
This feature request is still being reviewed. The team is working hard to make numerous changes with regards to notifications, but they haven’t forgotten about this item.
I hope to have more details soon.
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...
"The team is working hard to make numerous changes with regards to notifications, but they haven’t forgotten about this item."
Is it too soon to infer that the team is no longer working ******* this, and that they HAVE now forgotten about it?
What's the legal time limit on the Teams client becoming Abandonware? ...
Adding my 2 cents. Please make the changes to mirror Japper and Skype.
Eric S commented
Why can't you just make it more like Skype! Message from Skype flash in the taskbar until you acknowledge them or they go to your email as missed messages.
Please make it more visible when someone sent you a message in chat or one of the channels you follow. Perhaps do not just bold the chat but make it a bright color. Also, change the toolbar icon for the app to show when you have unread messages (in a team's channel or a personal chat). Even outlook has this functionality
We want to use it but if nobody sees messages in it - then it becomes really difficult to enforce it.
Matt Bell commented
Three years almost and no movement on this?
[Deleted User] commented
We are looking at replacements for Skype just because of this issue. We have several members in our workgroup spread out over the world and really need to know when we need to talk directly. The chat messages are constantly being missed by all members. Why not just have the icon blink or change color so you notice the message
Jack Smith commented
It's been over a year now. Teams chat is basically unusable as notifications for when there's a message in a Team chat (even if you do an @ to get people's attention) is not nearly sufficient as the majority of users never notice there's a pending message in a team chat until they are contacted via another means of communication and told to check team chat. It pretty much defeats the purpose of having team chats.
Claire Iles commented
Would really welcome notifications to actually be notifications, to be more visible...