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.
Agreed. I really just want the sound.
Definitely need better sound options, especially for priority notifications? Knock me off my chair when I get one, it's a priority!
Add ability to mute sound of some members of a meeting - NOT their microphone. If we have a meeting where two or three people are in the same room with their own headsets, then their is a noticeable delay between the live sound and the sound through the meeting. I want to be able to mute the sound of the people in the same room. This does not mean muting their mics, as they still need to be able to speak.
Add a loud sound alert when receiving a message in Teams
There is no sound notification for app so ppl miss messages.
We need to notice when we have a Teams message, sounds need to be adjustable to be louder and ideally having the icon flash -- or otherwise draw one's attention visually -- would be great. Skype worked great, Teams is a total disappointment so far - no one seems to notice that I've "same-timed" them.
Please make this a priority, speed up the process of fixing it! Just knowing it is "under review" doesn't provide any assurance of a speedy fix. Thanks much.
One other point about sound, for some reason during Teams call my headset volume is painfully loud. It's on the lowest setting but I can hold my headset away from my ear and still clearly hear the discussion. This happens only on Teams calls. Volume controls for calls are a must, please.
Communication is a vital part of our business, including after hour notifications and where we cannot customize the sounds to properly alert us, we cannot be successful. TEAMs does not work for a communication solution for this feature alone. With the number of users requesting this change, it should be a priority to address. What will it take for this feature to move past the “review” process?
still under review? It's horrible to work with Microsoft Teams without sounds for new messages.
Skype was better for this. So I think to use another application to discuss with my team, I'm really disappointed from microsoft .
All this time, anyone can adjust and add somme sounds in Teams??????
Matthew Korth commented
Completely agree. Teams shouldn't be overriding the general volume controls in Windows. And it DOES appear to be just in Windows - I've been told by people on my team who use Macs that the Mac client for Teams does NOT have this problem.
Thank you!!!! whoever posted this...
The following seemed to work for me:
- From your user 'picture' select Settings
- Select group Notifications
- In section 'Other' change 'Notification Sounds' to 'Off'
Unless I am at my computer I no longer become aware of an incoming call. I used to use Skype and the ring volume was great (never a problem). Why such a disparity between the ring and voice volume? So now I am considering a work around for my internal team. Initially the call needs to be made with Skype so that my people hear it then hang up and then use Teams now that I have their attention. So Stupid and easily fixed, I might add.
It should be allowed to control the sensitivity of the micropone wihtin the APP, as in Skype.
Also we should be able to allow the sounds of notification, example a call, on speaker and separate the communication device. The option is ready with windows, but cannot be used on TEAM.
What is the name and path of this sound file please? And the file extension if it's something else than .wav or .ogg ....
Why is this still under review 2 years later? At least people have snail mail to fall back on since we can't hear chat notifications!
Or just make an option to sound like AOL IM from the 00's. I want to be able to change sound profiles etc to use video game soundbites or whatever. Why is this not a thing already?
Darin Hamilton commented
I have to agree with these comments. We just switched to Teams from Skype and I can not hear the notification from chats or calls. It tone is so subtle and quiet, I just can't hear it. I will miss all of my calls and messages unless my eyes are glued on the corner of the monitor on which the banner appears.
I hate this conversation! Manager – “Are you there?” … “Did you get my message?” … “Why are you not replying?” … “What is going on?” … “RINNNNG”. Me – “Sorry I was talking to someone else and missed the Teams notifications”. Please fix this soon! The sounds for new chat messages are to low relative to other sounds.
Please fix this! Need more/Louder sounds.
Helena B commented
Jut started u sing Teams today.........and have missed about half my chats cuz I can't HEAR the sound byte. All the users I have checked with at my company using Teams have the same complaint. We need options with the sounds....and the ability to change sounds, customize them.....turn them on or off...... the current sound options are ridiculous. Come on, Microsoft.....this has been a complaint regarding Teams for a very long time now. I miss Skype for Business.