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.
Every time I now hear when I receive a message, I just want to smash my laptop!
In as big as org as I am in and receiving 100's of messages a day from various people this has now enforced me to disable sounds which have a side effect of now causing delays as I don't always see the notifications.
I used to multitask with all the people, now I can't be as effective as I once was.
I would suggest some options to toggle/change what sounds people can tolerate.
Really dislike the new sound. Can you please include the option to select custom sound for notifications similar to selecting call ringtone
I really dislike this new chat notification sound. It would be better if we could choose the chat notification sound on desktop like we can for incoming calls.
Ouch, I really dislike this new noise. Can you please at least make an option to keep the original one?
Really dislike the new notification sound. I wouldn't mind just the blurp at the start of the sound, but the high pitched "ping" at the end is seriously annoying. Please make this configurable. Let us set the tone and volume. I sit directly in front of my computer all day. I don't need to hear the tone from 50 feet away.
I agree. User definable default sound would be great -- not just forced default.
Claude Hebert Jr commented
I would also like to see customer definable sounds. Ideally even sound by contact. In outlook I can add a sound for my boss which is loud and obnoxious so I don't miss their email.
Adding on to the comments about disliking the new chime, would be great if it were configurable to chose between the old and the new chimes.
The new sound I hear for teams notifications on my PC is worse than the old one. I have damaged hearing in one ear and the tone they are using literally causes pain. And it's not any more noticeable if I'm not in the same room so now it's either don't hear it or hear it and hurt a bit.
Just give us the same sound options as we have for outlook - why is this so difficult?
The iOS app allows you to choose from different notification sounds for chat. The desktop app allows you to choose from different ringtones for calls. Why, in 2020, are we forced to a singular, non-customizable notification sound for chat? We should not only be able to choose from options, but to set a different notification for DM and Teams chats. This is absolutely unacceptable.
The new notification sound is terrible and annoying! Can I change it to something else?! I have to mute it for now....
Please, let to the user the choice of notification sound, the new one is terrible!
Nate McKay commented
The new sound added today is terrible. I understand the goal of releasing a new default sound that is more noticeable but when it goes from noticeable to annoying that's a bigger issue. There has to be a way to give, at minimum more than 1 option for the users to pick from...
Sean Ellis commented
Hey, look at that!
We asked, repeatedly, for options and configurability, and we just got a new One True Sound which some people dislike.
Once again, Microsoft demonstrate that they are simply not listening to their user base.
The new sound is just annoying and awful. Rather disable sounds for teams than listen to screeching pings every time someone send a message. Please bring back old sound or option to select sound for yourself.
This is ridiculous that this is not possible. I find fingernails on a chalkboard to be less irritating that the default sound
Alex, Does this update update allow users to change the sound?
Stop Snooping commented
I'm pilling on because this is causing a major headache in adoption in our organization. We have a planned conversion date of March 2nd and this is one issue is a major blocker. Everything in SFB is adjustable to custom sounds... Teams... nah.. Take it and smile *****.
Is it still going to be broken if I set my computers time in the future?
Notifications (chimes etc) should be configurable per user, per event and even per contact.
IM (CHAT) is totally useless as the tiny bing is easily missed and just to short.
SFB had much better functionality.