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.
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.
Philipp Schlumpf commented
Please allow custom sounds in Teams notifications and allow users to adjust the Teams notification volume. Thanks!
Gaston De Sloover commented
Please allow Custom Sounds in Teams Notifications. A feature very well known and used with Skype For Business. Thanks !!!
Nick MArtunas commented
I get no sounds for notifications of chats in the app, but they do work in the web version.
Sounds without the banner please!
Please give option to turn OFF the notification sound for chats
What we want is the ability to change the sounds not just a louder default sound. When we get back to working like normal and you have three to five people in s space all with the same "Boink" sound for Teams you don't know if you are the one getting the message. Especially if you work with multiple screens.
Please allow sound notifications for new chat message without the banner pop-up
Seconding Mike Modee: "Could we get some hints if the update will just include a new sound for all Teams notifications or are the 3 use cases in this user voice going to be addressed?"
My team leveraging this platform effectively will entirely depend on this sound functionality update.
Mike modee commented
Could we get some hints if the update will just include a new sound for all Teams notifications or are the 3 use cases in this user voice going to be addressed?
Please give us the ability to use our own sounds - I did that with skype! it was great!!! bring it back to Teams!!
It would be preferable if the sounds for Teams, and for that matter other notifications, can be individually selected and adjusted according to user preferences.
Forcing sounds and volume levels chosen by your developers on the whole user base is grossly arrogant.
"The team has updated the default sound for Teams."
Please please pleas include these changes in MS Teams for Android/mobile. The notification sound I have are the same with auto updated apps, or download is completed, or wifi has been disconnected. It would be mice to have a personalized Teams sounds in mobile.