How can we make Microsoft Teams better?

Turn off message preview in notification toast

Currently, when I receive a message, a preview of this message is displayed in the notification toast. As we will be using Teams at work, it would be great for privacy if I had the option to turn off these previews, so the notification toast will just say "New Message from XY"

302 votes
Sign in
(thinking…)
Sign in with: facebook google
Signed in as (Sign out)

We’ll send you updates on this idea

Anonymous shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

22 comments

Sign in
(thinking…)
Sign in with: facebook google
Signed in as (Sign out)
Submitting...
  • Tamara commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is an absolute necessity for privacy issues, especially if you work in the Medical Field or HR. I want to be able to see someone has messaged me without sharing what the chat is. Really poor that this was not an original feature and I hope this is remedied soon.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    ... or an option to turn off notifications when connected via RDP or to an external monitor

  • Daniel Boyd commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Currently sitting in a video conference in our conference room and Teams keeps showing all of my private messages to everybody!! Make it stop!

  • Osman Beyaztas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Can this be added as an option? It's really annoying to get these messages while presenting and even just when working. Try to get less distracted by notifications. This doesn't really help..

  • Joseph Dunphy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Many times a presentation is done with a local audience and no conferencing solutions are needed. This means it doesn't trigger the DND/presenting as I'm not "sharing my screen" -- so new chats will populate with the preview on the monitor I'm directly plugged into and presenting with.

    It seems like a big gap in functionality to not allow disabling previews of messages but instead require a manual shift into DND status or turning off chat message notifications on an ad hoc basis.

    Please consider pushing out this enhancement considering how long Slack has had this feature.

  • Kieran Wade commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm going to ask my teammates to register for this forum and vote for this idea too, since so many of them have complained to me about this and asked me if I know the option to turn these messages previews off :)

  • Alyssa commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is so important! My options at work are either to not have privacy or to turn off notifications and potentially miss things.

  • a_nak commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is very important! we need to be able to control what content may randomly pop up on desktop alerts.

  • Weiyang Sun commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I don't like to use Teams desktop version because of this.

    We need privacy during customer meetings!

  • T-Rex commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please allow this to be turned off. It also has another bug to it where it will keep an orphaned window up that there is no way to get rid of without killing the entire app

  • Parker commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Teams should absolutely enhance the message notification options as they seem very limited. Ultimately, I want a more discrete notification for chat messages than is offered today.

    a pop-up without message preview or have the icon in the tray bounce or glow maybe?

  • Wimmo van Geldrop commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    There is an important difference:
    - New message in a chat: Message preview (with content) is shown as a toast
    - New message in a conversion: Message preview is not shown (only '<name> mentioned you in team x' as a toast), there is no message content shown
    - This suggestion is to turn off the new message notification (toast) completely

  • Edison Seas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    this so urgent, I receive so many messages that I literally can't interact with anything located at the left bottom of the screen, closing the messages don't help cause other come in

← Previous 1

Feedback and Knowledge Base