Improve audio notifications
VOLUME: The sound is too low!! Most people don't think it's even on. Let us customize the sound level, please.
UNIQUE SOUNDS FOR CALLS VS CHATS/MESSAGES: Right now sounds are all or nothing. This is not good. For example, you may want to have sound for Calls but not for chat or messages. There is a difference when you need to hear that someone is calling you – versus getting the constant bing/bing/bing on message chat.
UNIQUE SOUND FOR PRIVATE CHAT: It would be nice to have different sounds for private chat and notifications, so that its easy to know what's coming in without having to look at it.
The team has updated the default sound for Teams notifications so it is more noticeable. We are in final testing, with a goal to release the new sound by the end of this quarter.
Ted Wagner commented
Any status on this? Last Admin update was in February for something to be released in that quarter. It's almost Q3.
Andrew Scott commented
Different people have different hearing capabilities. I have several users that cannot physically hear the default notification sound due to the low frequency and have no way to change it. This is a serious oversight on the developers part.
Adam Eilers commented
Yes, Please, please, please update the notification sounds, even make them customizable so I can know my notification from my co-workers. Also I need to know if it is a Chat which has priority, vs a Team or Activity notification, which I can address later. Such a productivity killer to always be reacting to a nothing post in a Team I don't care about, but am forced to be on.
Microsoft Teams Notification Sound is like Gill Bates' vaccine, you dont have a choice.
Ashley Watts commented
YES YES YES!!! There should be a way for the user to set sounds/banners/etc individually for different incoming data. (calls/messages/mentions/etc)
It is very frustrating to be working at my desk, away from my computer, and not know when someone is trying to contact me.
The so-called "notification" that Teams now uses is so quiet that it is barely noticeable. Any background noise at all cancels out the sound of the notification.
Please allow more user options so we can customize the notifications to our individual needs??
Simon Beaupre commented
I would like to have an option to enable sound notification BUT not the banners in TEAMS.
In fact what I'm in the search of is to enable sound notification BUT not the banners. It was the default in Skype for Business, I would hve consider it obvious for Teams chat..
Zoom lets us change this why can we not do it in Teams? Get with the times!
Sounds are great, but when is the last time you were in an office where everyone's ring tone or desk phone sounded the same?
Yet Teams does just that. Why? Your in a hallway discussion with a group pf folks, and the teams chime goes off, and there is a scramble to figure out who is getting a "call".
Agreed with the additional notification options. Specifically, there should be a sound notification option when you're tracking someones "status" and it changes. Skype had this functionality.
Sound, but no banner. The banner pops up right where people reply. It is horribly annoying.
There are options to manipulate banners/sounds/etc in Windows 10 Notification & Actions, but not for MS Teams?
Why do you not allow us to configure the alert sound we want? Total BS!
Jill Presutti commented
It would be appreciated if you would enable chat sounds with no banner notifications.
we need customizable sounds - just like Skype. It's ageist - I can't hear the default sound and I'm betting the one you choose will also not be adequate for people with imperfect hearing.
Robert Paxton commented
I've got Teams running on two PCs in my office for different organizations, then my wife has it running on her PC in her office for her job. It would be really helpful if I could customize sounds *per computer* so we could disambiguate which *bing* belongs to whom.
Don Good commented
I agree (to the extreme) about setting individual and more noticeable audio alerts to chats etc. Having a chat feature without a configurable audible notice, let alone a barely audible one, is just not good enough. I love Microsoft, enough that I still pine for a Windows Phone, but on this you're letting us down.
It seems the admin are oblivious to the issue here. While it is being clearly asked in the 500+ comments here : "More control over notifications", they believe " Updated " sounds that are more noticeable will fix the complaints. This is a joke.
Personally I want Audio Notification ONLY for call, as chat bings are distracting. Someone else might prefer it another way. The power of options!!
We are able to customize some sound settings by using the Windows Sound Control Panel. I hope we'll be able to do the same with Teams. <hope!>
A Sound notification without the Banner pop-up would be very useful. The banner hides buttons on on of my heavily used programs in the corner of the screen.
Please just allow custom sounds. Or include the sound files in the app so we can hack custom sounds in.