Make "Follow this channel" the default setting.
Usual Microsoft lack of UI intuition.
Channels should be followed by default with the user unfollowing it if they wish.
This item is still being reviewed and pending a decision. No new details at this time.
When new channel is created, show a dialogue to member to opt for receiving notification or not.
Please add via Teams admin to change the default Channel Notifications for "All New Posts" to Banner and Feed" vs default to "off." This is very important vs relying on team members to change this setting themselves per channel. Let them change it if they don't want to receive notifications for certain channels but having this option and even locking this option for some channels would be amazing.
Need this feature to be added to the Admin Center ASAP. People create a Team and they don't receive the chat messages. It's crazy that it's not setup this way!
Curtis Parker commented
I can understand why this is not the default. There are times when not everyone in a team cares about a given channel. Example, the Legal Dept Team may have a channel for each case. Everyone doesn't care about ALL cases. Just their own. As soon as MS grants this request and makes "follow this channel" the default, they'll get a new request like this one asking them to make it NOT the default.
I think it should be a global setting set either in the Teams Admin Center or a parameter that is requested when a team is created. So the team creator can decide what is the default. Also, when someone creates a channel, they can decide then if everyone in the team needs to follow the channel or not.
Yeah can't believe this basic feature hasn't been implemented yet. Bit of a show stopper for us trying to migrate all of our project management and collaboration into Teams.
What is the hold up?
Chop chop Microsoft. Tired of messaging people to ask if they've read my message on a channel, like when my mother phones me to ask if I've read her text message
Warren, please update us on this as your last response was 10 months ago and the original request was over two years ago.
We are about to roll this out and I can tell adoption will be terrible without this feature. So far on the limited trial we have done this has proven to be the case. Please make this at least an option.
Just make it easier to see who is following channels!
Why wouldn't this be the default and then you opt out if you wanted to stop getting notifications from that team?
Jennifer Borri commented
This would be a big win for user adoption of Teams. We're at 65% adoption after implementing 11 months ago, and it has remained flat at this rate for months despite roadshows and additional weekly training sessions created. User education can only get us so far. Owner or admin settings to do this would help tremendously.
I can't keep up with clicking on following new channels - so I miss important comm.
Everyone expects you to see their new comm....but i don't because I'm not following.
So mistakes occur.
So make follow the default.
If I don't want to be bothered by that channel I'll turn it off.
I have lots of users in my organization asking for this. It could be that it's only a possibility to do it on the General channel.
It would be very helpful if a channel or team owner could change the default setting for their team or channel.
Garen Barnett commented
This would help our team communication increase a ton. Please add this soon Microsoft.
Still waiting for an answer. I guess this is one of the most important features of teams. If you don't want to make it as a setting at least let us activate it with power-shell :)
Still waiting für this feature!
IT Admin commented
Needed! People are missing messages...
We need this!!!
yes! auto by default, the user can remove.