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.
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This is a horrendous idea.
Since joining ALL channels in a team is the default, this would result in a completely unmanageable amount of notifications, especially in large organizations.
I prefer the Slack model, where you do not join ANY channel by default and have to Opt-in to all channels you would like to participate in. That way, you only recieve notifications for that activity you need to see.
I this case I am glad Microsoft is NOT listening to everyone in this thread because it is a really REALLY bad idea.
This feature needs to be FIXED. Managers need to have confidence that their people are ALL communicating and using the site. Channel creators should have the ability to push notifications to people whether they think they need to see them or not.
Teams channel notifications are set to off by default. This is extremely frustrating as no one ever sees team messages. To compound the issue there is no way for a team owner or even a global admin to change this setting, meaning the only place to ensure you get notifications on a channel is at end user level. For a workforce who is new to this system the only way this will happen is with training. For a company of my size this simply isn’t an option. Ive raised the following Ticket #:16844557 the issue is apparently under review but will only be put forward after 300 votes. It seems absolutely insane for a messaging platform not to notify its users of messages. Its always going to be easier to turn off notifications rather than on. Ive just found this ticket which has over 1000 votes and hasn’t been reviewed for 2 years. Could you please make this a priority? or atleast give us some Powershell scripts to edit the default.
This is the single biggest issue turning us away from teams - It seems like a massive oversight.
Do you really expect people to send seperate communication to everyone involved every time a new channel or team is created asking them to opt-in for notifications?
...And then good luck checking people actually did enable notifications for a channel. Ideally channel\team owners\admins should be able to manage and see who receives notifications but I'd settle for simply making notifications ON by default.
I can't beleive this is still under review after so long, this needs to be added yesterday.
Jay Legue commented
My organisation is currently using Slack where notifications are ON by default and you have to turn them off. We have an Office 365 subscription and would like to use Teams, but having to tell every user to tun on notifications for every channel so that they see that there is a message is ridiculous. NOBODY will migrate to Teams easily if such a basic function is missing.
Craig S commented
It should be default, trust me, I missed so much stuff posted in teams. Then i hear people talking and i'm like "what, where you hear that?" Notifications should be ON by default. I've felt like a ******** several times already by not knowing something is going on.
If people are going this route and using teams, make the experience a better one. I'd rather be annoyed and turn off the notifications if I feel the need....it's a much better alternative than feel like a ******** when you miss important updates.
This feature is important to me as I am involved in multiple team projects, each having a channel, and I want to focus on just the one project I am currently working on. It is really quite distracting when I don't have a way to filter the notifications to only the ones I need to see right away.
Baylei Schmit commented
This would be great--it is easier to remove this setting if you don't want it than to remember to follow every new channel.
I work in IT and have been asked by several different people if it's possible to have Channel Notifications turned on by default. Team members don't know when a new channel that they may want to follow is added unless the creator @mentions the team. Would be much more user friendly if notifications were on by default, or if when creating a Channel there was an option to turn on notifications for all members, and users could turn off it they don't want to get them. Please implement this.
Mart Lehtmets commented
Will it go into development? It has been over a year since the last update from MS.
Dang Dang commented
Common guys, 973 votes and you still put this under review?
We are facing quite a hard time to enable the notification one by one ...
Just to make sure everyone else finds and votes on this feature. the setting can be found in the end-user software under:
Channel notification settings
All new posts
Notify me every time there is a new post in this channel
We want the option to set the default to either "Banner and Feed" or "Feed" as opposed to just "Off" as is currently the case.
This could be done via Teams Admin Center or as a channel owner, preferably both! Users can then change their preference at a later date if they so choose.
After a half-day of searching, I've finally found this isn't even a feature... WHAT THE FLYING &*%&?
This is the most basic feature of any group messaging platform. If your a member of a group or channel you want to be notified of that message. Why this isn't set by default boggles me! its always easier for the user to switch off notifications rather than on.
Am I really expected to email my entire company and ask them to follow their group channels? The only thing that surprises me more is that it has been 2 years since this post and there is still no fix! @Warren Please sort ASAP
Why this isn't an option is mind boggling.
it's global admin who should decide whether it's opt-in or opt-out implementation on each team/channel...
when will microsoft implement this control?
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?