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"
This feature team has been aware of this request, and it is under review.
Daberechi Eke commented
This is a serious problem and needs to be addressed as soon as possible
Cristiano Souza commented
That does need to be addressed a.s.a.p.. I don't want colleagues that are eventually on my desk reading my messages that could be confidential. Teams is designed for corporate purposes, so Microsoft (as a corporation) should know that such chats should be kept private. Skype used to handle this much better.
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.
Weiyang Sun commented
Really want to see Microsoft improves chat notification method.
... or an option to turn off notifications when connected via RDP or to an external monitor
Vibhor Agarwal commented
Every notification system has this feature, why not teams then?
Daniel Boyd commented
Currently sitting in a video conference in our conference room and Teams keeps showing all of my private messages to everybody!! Make it stop!
Agree - it would be a reason to turn off notifications at all!
Craig Rohner commented
Absolutely a necessity! I'm just going to turn off the notifications.
Osman Beyaztas commented
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
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
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 :)
This is so important! My options at work are either to not have privacy or to turn off notifications and potentially miss things.
we really need this, please.
Taylor Farley commented
Looks to be an issue for over a year, does anyone have any insight if it was addressed ever? Slack and Gchat make this too easy to not have a feature. Ugh. Miss you Slack!
This is very important! we need to be able to control what content may randomly pop up on desktop alerts.
Weiyang Sun commented
I don't like to use Teams desktop version because of this.
We need privacy during customer meetings!
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
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
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