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.
Heidi Perry commented
I want to customize sounds. Everyone has the same sound, so I can't tell if the alert is mine or a co-worker's. On mobile it is possible to customize the sound, which is great.
I use the desktop app for mac.
In priority order:
1. I vote for audio/sound only notifications as an option.
2. I vote for customizable sounds
3. and thank you for working on at least a unique sound.
Chris Florian commented
"More Noticeable" is a bit ambiguous. I was hoping to be able to set my own sound.
Adding the options in the Windows system sounds would be the best.
Skype has its own sound settings in there.
I'm new to Teams, the first thing that I rushed to do was to turn off the banners and KEEP de sound, when I realized that wasn't possible I was astonished. How come such simple and incredibly useful functionality not be present ?? Please fix this ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!
Please let us change the audio file for notifications. I am so surprised that I miss Skype... I changed the notification to a relaxing (BUT LOUD) guitar sound.
Like many other comments below - need to separate the banner and sound notifications. Can't have chat messages popping up when sharing my screen! Until MS can fix this, frankly, obvious flaw - I've turned off all notifications.....
Chris Johnson commented
Please at least let us set it to an existing Windows Sound like we could with Skype for Business. The FAA has changed over to teams and every time someone sends me a chat, the subtle little "bloop" sound doesn't grab my attention at all. I want to be able to set it to LYNC_ringtone3.wav...then I'll never miss a chat.
Please provide the ability to customize the notification sounds. Don't just change or increase the volume of the default notification sound with no way to change it ourselves.
At the very least, I want different sounds for chat vs. Teams/channels, and I would like to be able to assign my own sounds.
I might even like to be able to assign custom sounds to individual chats or channels. I can assign specific sounds to higher priority chats or channels so I know immediately when I hear the sounds that it's one of the higher priority things I need to respond to sooner.
The current sound is too soft for those of us who are hard of hearing. I do not think that the current notification system is ADA compliant.
The banners that accumulate take over the screen. It would be nice to have an option where an alert is sounded but the banners don't keep popping up getting in the way of my work.
Fabio Antonio Esquivel Chacón commented
Well, I just want the sounds, no banners!
Banners hide part of the application I'm working on while Teams is minimized and they tend to accumulate upwards on the screen if several messages from a Team Channel get in from several people at once. I just need the sound to know something got in, so as to check it whenever I can, without interrupting or covering my work on another application.
Brad Larden commented
I would prefer to be able to add my own sounds to this application, like you could with Skype for Business
I am very sensitive to sounds, the new one (even though it's louder) is literally painful to me. Why can't we have the option to customise like we did in Skype? I'd like to be able to use a sound that doesn't cause anxiety.
Renata Dolente commented
SOUNDS ON WITHOUT THE BANNER NOTIFCATIONS PLEASE! The banner notifications are distracting and often block items I need to see. It's very frustrating. Please fix this!
need to have sound without banner. Banner is too distracting when trying to work on other things
Want only sound and no banner notifications. Annoying and take over my screen. Especially since I can't limit the number of banner notifications so if people IM me like 4 things it takes up easily a quarter of my screen. I want sound. I want to know when people message me. I don't want 5 pop-ups blocking my work.
It would be great to have other notification sounds. The sound on Mac is harsh and not very subtle.
How is this still not updated/fixed???
Please allow to change the audio file for Teams message notifications. It is so annoying currently!
Skype for Business allowed sound customization based on incoming IM, calls, replies, etc. all through the Sound Control Panel. I chose loud an obnoxious sounds, but I was notified. With MS Teams lack of sound configuration, for me this is an Accessibility issue, reducing my timely response.