Add team channel notifications, push to mobile device, show number of unread messages in each Chat and Teams and channel
Show toast when message is posted to Team channel that is followed.
Show the number of unread messages in the Icon, on the tabs and on the channel. (mobile and desktop)
Push the notification to mobile devices.
We shouldn't have to go look at the channel to see if its bolded. Users want to glance at the icon, if a number exists then they know there are unread messages. They don't want to have to hunt for the unread messages.
Almost every other team app and social app does this.
jeff czekanski commented
Agreed, other chat or message systems show a flag or number of unread messages. Users should not need to hunt for unread messages.
Fully agree - this is stopping us moving from another tool as some of our teams chats need to be responded to urgently
I have the same issue. If I'm currently in the Chat tab, there is not indication that there are unread messages in the Teams tab, even if I'm "following" the channels and/or sub-channel. This is very irritating (I'm missing out on conversations that I'm expected to be viewing) and very surprising since there are notifications for the Activity Tab and Chat Tab
Richard Stevens commented
I can only agree. This is really important. I only have 15 or so channels in 3 teams so far but it's already quite a chore to identify activity in channels when I'm not explicitly notified.
As Saxet mentioned this is somewhat expected behaviour and should be implemented similar to the unread message count in Outlook.