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.
Have it make a sound when a new message arrives.
Jose Enrique Lopez-Esteves commented
This is Jose Lopez-Esteves, UM Senior Locksmith :
At University of Miami (UM), Coral Gables Campus, FL . . . We use Teams for Staff communication constantly . . . But at the Field or Exterior areas . . . We Need a Custom High Sound for TEAMS APP - Notification Alerts . . . The regular Sound are good for inside the Building or Office Areas. . .
Any suggestion . . . Please send to : JEL175@Miami.edu
Thanks for any help suggestion
David Halonen commented
Many software notifications these days. I would like something customizable for each app.
Our company just switched from Hipchat, and i can tell you right now we are missing alerts due to the no sound for alerts, this option is a MUST, and should be a setting per channel for companies that have many teams working together on chat. Something that has been out in chat platform since the beginning no clue why MS stripped the option for sound.
The sound is too low!!!!
Molly Barley commented
Ability to CUSTOMIZE SOUNDS - or independently disable them - for different FUNCTIONS please. For most messages, I don't want to hear a sound at all. I don't want my work interrupted so frequently. But I do want sound for messages sent to me from those I have flagged as critical stakeholders.
I also want a sound to notify me of an invitation for private chat, but I want to be able to choose a different type of sound - and even different volume level - for private chat than for other types of messages.
Please PLEASE provide a variety of sounds to choose from, and allow me to set volumes on different functions. When I'm in a noisy environment, multi-tasking while I wait for a client to respond to a proposal, I want the notification to be loud enough and different enough that it rises above the ambient noise. However, when I'm a quiet office concentrating on a particular task, I don't want to be startled by shrill noises every 30 seconds, alerting me that someone responded to a thread I started.
So this has been "under review" for more than a year. It's a significant issue for a LOT of people. Is there any intention of doing anything about it vs. it permanently being "under review"?
Yep, sound too low, can't be heard. Needs fixing soonest!
There is no way to make the Teams notifications different on my andriod. All notifications now use the same sound including Teams (aside from customizable ones within apps that allow it, like Whatsapp)
This has to be something that can be fixed. This must have been overlooked!? I wonder if the product manager studied other messaging apps before making this decision
We went so far as to install external speakers, (even for laptops!) so notifications can be heard.
ASAP Sound options and volume required for Teams Notifications
Was unaware this was a common pain point until I searched for it. Seems like a pretty popular feature request. Please do anything that allows us more options than a single, faint noise. Thanks!
Yes, please fix
Rob Nicholson commented
This is definitely needed - can hardly hear the phone ringing
Daymon W. commented
yes definitely need sounds
Any updates??? We just transferred over to this and can barely hear the sound! PLEASE FIX SOON!
Ron B commented
Please allow us to turn off sounds for chat notifications, but leave them on for incoming calls. It is very annoying when you get hundreds of messages per day.
This is the single reason I can't stand using MS Teams. It's basically impossible to hear notifications. PLEASE fix this!
Bruce Buckland commented
I have loss of hearing and though I wear hearing aids , the notification tone/sound is inaudible to me . The ability to change it to something I can hear is of the upmost importance
Tim Huffman commented
It's a little disturbing that MS replaced Skype with Teams, is making that mandatory, and STILL ignoring a top user complaint for over a year.