turn off feed
Turn off or hide Activity Feed. Why is this separate from Chat? In other familiar chat applications, the most recent convos sort to the top. In this, the Feed shows a single person’s action and then it’s easy to accidentally message the group when you click on it because you think it will open your private conversation with just them. The Feed screen looks exactly the same as chats.
Megan Chapman commented
I get that the feed works like Facebook notifications but why not have the notifications disappear after you have read it. What's the point of keeping it? and why would we care what My Activity has to offer? I know what I have posted and commented on. If we are not removing this feature, at least add a place in administrative settings where it can be turned off. I know this will bug a lot people in my company mainly because of it looking so cluttered and disorganized. I couldn't imagine being apart of multiple groups just seeing the amount of clutter from everything every day.
Gena Roberts commented
This is a useless and annoying "feature". Just turn it off already.
Same as others. Feed points me to things which have ALREADY been tackled. Please enable this feature.
I've browsed through the various UserVoice discussions on the stupidity of the activity feed and have yet to find someone who thinks it's a useful "feature". If all the votes to dump the activity feed were tallied in the multiple discussions about this issue were merged, it would be a huge number.
However, I doubt that Microsoft cares about something like this when they can't even get OneDrive for Business to work properly with Teams and Sharepoint.
David Lim commented
What's the point of this Activity Feed? All I see are "added", "mentioned", and reactions. But it doesn't notify me what someone actually typed. So now I have to click Activity Feed, see who "reacted", and then click on Chat, to see what they actually typed after they reacted.
I could have just gone straight to Chat and you could just added a little "contact has reacted" notification right there. Same with "user was added". Do you guys know just how bad it is to do that dozens of times for 5 days a week? This is just pointlessly detrimental to people with RSI.
I despise the activity feed. I don't even want an on / off option. I want it removed.
Edwin Stoteler commented
Why is this not yet implemented? A simple option to turn the activity feed on or off. Its even worse because if I want to turn notifications on for a channel, I am forced to also add it to the feed. Forcing me to navigate twice to every message to make them marked as read.
The activity feed is distracting and unnecessary. Its duplicating items that are already being seen within teams and or private chats. I just want it removed and want to see individual chats and team channel chats within on bar like slack. Teams is not efficient in a sense that you have to jump all over the place to find things when you finally do, you loose your place by chatting with someone else. Its insane,
100% agree. The notification of activity feed is very annoying because it confuses users in the way that a user can't tell whether he/she gets a message or gets a activity feed.
I agree 100%. This is the most annoying "feature" of MSTeams by far! I constantly have to visit both the original message and the feed to clear out both of them. The feed is absolutely useless and redundant.
In addition to this I'd go one step farther and provide an option to disable notifications for "reactions". It's super annoying to have to be notified that someone added a smiley face to one of my messages.
Kaustubh Misra commented
Disable the activity field please. It is useless and distracting. All things under activity should be chat notifications and they should be configurable too
please add feature to turn off the feed as it creates noise that is distracting from chat notifications - my whole team of 30 are constantly ditracted by this
daphne tang commented
please add global option to disable activity display; the activity log can be separated in another "activity" tab if it's necessary to be kept, the activity log is just a log not a "conversation".
Thong Nguyen commented
Agree with this post's author. This behavior is supper annoying. I hate this to the point that I have to quit MS Team and only open it when I need to message someone / looking for new updates.
Well, I can check for new feeds myself. Super hate to be notified this way.
This post has been created for almost 2 years. Wondering if MS is going to troubleshoot this soon.
Joseph Gregory commented
I agree with Derek 100%. I keep getting the "(1)" in my Teams web tab and most times it is just a feed notification. This happens despite having ALL notifications off for the channel. Very distracting and redundant, its quite frustrating I can't disable the feed or at least hide the red dot and other notifications.
Derek J. Olson commented
The activity feed is redundant and extremely annoying. It is constantly popping with red dot notifications that are absolutely distracting and unnecessary, and I cannot get rid of them. I cannot stand this and it disrupts my workflow.
Chat apps need to be CLEAN with highly configurable notifications to minimize interruptions and distractions from workflow. All the red dots are a psychological drag on one's focus.