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.
Brandon Paulk commented
Please give us the option to modify the notification sound - some of us are away from our PC's and would like the option to pick something more annoying.
Paula Gonsalves - Heart Lake SS (2462) commented
Allow us to turn off the banner notifications for new chat messages. So annoying. Please!!!!!
William Casey commented
Allowing your users to change specific sounds on a client machine is not rocket science. MS Teams does so much to do so little for the user experience. The ire isn't about just the sounds... it's about the philosophy behind the decision to disregard users in many ways (of which this is another example).
1. Users have been able to change or modify sounds and notifications since the days of dial-up modems and SoundBlaster16 cards. With enough ingenuity you could even change the sounds on DOS games. This is a baffling and unnecessary step backwards. Come on, Microsoft!
2. There are legitimate user NEEDS to change the notification sounds (plural). The singular MS Teams notification sound is the "Check Engine" of notifications. "SOMETHING HAPPENED IN TEAMS!". Great. What, exactly? A chat message directed at me? A new message in a group chat? Did someone add a person to a team? Was I added to a team? POINTLESS!!!!
How about making the option to choose your own alert sounds a thing. I have hearing damage and literally CAN NOT hear the alert sounds for MS Teams AT ALL even on my desktop speakers. The frequency is literally in a dead zone for my hearing. Just add the alert sounds for windows errors into the repo for MS Teams or something please. This is ridiculous and the lack of support seems to really be echoing the changes I've seen with Microsoft since they dumped their testing team for OS updates.
ALLOW ME TO CHANGE THE **** MESSAGE NOTIFICATION SOUND, IT IS AWFUL and JARRING
Give me an option to replace these ULTRA-ANNOYING sound notifications with my own.
It takes MS team TWO years to get simple feature delivered - SERIOUSLY?!
Katrina Gillespie commented
Please allow full customization of the sound - the volume, events and the sound itself! The existing one is way too subtle!
Hope the sound improvement roll out asap..
Please allow the user to decide what sound is used, its volume, and for what events it occurs. It's fine to provide defaults, but please give the user some control over this.
Perhaps something like the existing Windows model where one can modify sounds for each kind of event via the control-panel?
I hate banners, but sound notifications are great. Unlink the two please!
have to agree with this.
We need to possibly disable banner etc. without disable sound too.
You need to make it so we can have audio notifications in TEAMs rooms as well as in private chats. We also need to be able to customize them. When you are trying to keep track of over 15 rooms, being able to flag certain ones with audio (like you could do in Skype) is essential. Thanks.
Anne C commented
How much longer is it "in testing"? The end of the quarter was March!! PLEASE fix it so we can modify the sound and stop the banner from popping up.
@Alex What is the status. This will cause people to move to Zoom as a basic function of notification being overlooked demonstrates poor design, development and QA. The lack of support to fix a basic function is alarming. Please provide a status to everyone as you seem to have gone missing in action.
1. Please PLEASE *PLEASE* give us the option to turn off the banner and have ONLY the sound. I prefer my chats "popped out" but every time I accidentally hit that stupid banner it opens the APP instead of the ACTIVE chat window. Sorry for the all caps but this is driving me nuts.
2. As others are requesting, PLEASE give us the option to modify the notification sound. Like most folks I am working from home and the tiny little "ding" is easily missed if I'm listening to music or an audiobook. This is 2020 - we should have MORE options, not less.
Alex, what exactly have you been doing to fix this? I don't see many recent comments from you. Maybe some from April. It's been months. Just fix it. It's 2020, about to be 2021, and you want to try to tell me I cannot change the sounds in an instant messenger app? Oh please. FIX IMMEDIATELY!
David Plaut commented
I need banner to stay open until I close it. In Skype I always knew if I had a message when I return to my desk. I Teams the banner is gone in a few seconds. And why isn't there a notification in the Win 10 notification feature, lower right on task bar?
GIVE US SOUND OPTIONS PLEASE!!!!
Andrew McDermott commented
Unlink banners and sounds.
If I'm sharing my screen in a meeting I don't need everybody seeing any sensitive HR or commercial messages coming in. BUT if I disable banners, I don't get any notification s tones.
Don't require me to change my notification settings every time I have a meeting. Do Not Disturb doesn't fully solve the problem as this is not an issue limited to screen sharing in meetings - colleagues often stop by my desk to talk through a problem
My dog is the calmest most relaxed dog ever. but he gets so stressed and goes absolutely nuts with the new chat notification sound. i dont know why but he hears it and jumps on top of me shaking. i can't believe there is not way to customize the sound. so i have to turn it off completely and will miss important messages as a result.