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.
Please increase the volume and the length of time of the IM alert. It is very hard to hear, and the actual alert sound lasts for less than 1/2 of a second. It would be wonderful if the alert could repeat until the IM is answered as well. Thank you :-)
Steve Rosen commented
Sounds output for alerts, dialing sounds, ringing, etc. should go through same exact device as voice (mic and speaker settings).
Ringing and other notifications that go through the system device, maybe external speakers, can be loud and disturbing to others. All sounds should go through the same output/play device set under settings.
when someone chat hope that have sounds like skype or better sounds notification.
Jason C commented
The OP's comment was in April 2017 and has been under review since Oct 2017. The last "Under Review" comment was in Sept 2018, but it's now Sept 2019. Please add a louder sound notification option! I think the community has waited long enough.
My old comment:
My team has thousands of users on Microsoft Teams and it's quite disappointing to see that this issue still has not been resolved. If you Bing/Google this topic, there are literal dozens of threads as old as 2017 discussing this issue. A simple old solution would be to replace the audio file with a louder version of the notification sound, but there is no such audio file that I could find.
Is anyone at Microsoft working on a fix? There are over 100 pages of people at the Microsoft Teams User Voice Community speaking out on this. I have my volume set to a full 100 and can barely hear the notification, while my other programs have become loud enough to jump scare me with every notification.
Delphanie Hutchins commented
how do we change the volume of chat sounds
Kadeem Morgan commented
I hope you all are really looking at this issue. Also with making it louder, could you please make it a continuous beep until the chat notification has been closed? This is needed at my organization and for the members that work at home.
Chat notification sound is way too low. There is no way to turn it up. We need this feature.
I cannot hear chat msg notification sound. Please enable the changing of chat msg notification sounds - calling already has this option
This program needs to have an audible alert added when receiving messages. A banner and email are not sufficient and rarely visible when working on documents.
TIBERIU IEPAN commented
I NEED A LONG LOUD NOTOFICATION OPTION, IM KEEP LOOSING IMPORTANTMESSAGES FRO MY BOSS AND GET IN TROUBLE FOR IT , I WORK OUT OF THE TRUCK AND WHEN I GET IN I NEED THE TEAMS TO RING RING RING ...
teams app needs chat sounds
Can we have a sound option so that we don't miss messages in Teams
Ankur Kundnani commented
is there any option to clear chat, and hide the current chat window upon opening the Teams..?
like in skype for business i don't have to open chat window to start a new conversation. also i can close a chat.
Ankur Kundnani commented
We an option to set Chat and other notifications to Sound only or Banner without message
So options should be:
Banner and Email
Also needs a icon to see if muted
sound (notification) when someone is typing option to ring when Teams is not current window and yes make the volume an option too
Melissa Kaplan commented
Teams absolutely needs Sound to, well, make a sound! Most of us have too many things going on, with layers of apps and documents open on our virtual desktops, burying the Teams app, and we can't sacrifice real estate to keep both the Teams app and email app visible at all times while trying to work in multiple other apps and documents.
If Microsoft is touting Teams as being better and more fully featured than Skype for Business, then it should at least incorporate Skype's basic functionality, such as audibly and visually letting us know when someone contacting us when we aren't actually staring at the Teams app.
Andres Marquez commented
Chat alert audio is too weak and if I'm really focused on another task or looking at another monitor where the pop-up notification window appears I lost communication, please enhance this feature ASAP.
Hans Erik Jensen commented
Where are we with the review of this feature request? Our organization is moving over to Teams from Slack, and Slack has amazing capabilities for customizing audio and notifications. This has been a major regression for our users, many of whom work remotely and rely on audible notifications (think LOUD) from this primary communications medium (i.e., Teams) to make them aware of critical updates, notifications (e.g., from alerting systems or our ticketing system where we have connectors/bots), and conversations.
Please provide an update on this feature topic.
Skype for Business used to play a short sound/chime when joining a meeting.
This sound was useful for me to quickly confirm that
- my headset worked and
- that it was set to the correct volume.