Channel or Team Notifications
Teams does not provide any notification when someone posts to a Team channel. We have people not realising that someone's said something in a channel because people expect to have a notification that this happens. No one constantly checks Teams to see if there has been any activity.
Could there be a banner notification at least on a "per-Team" basis telling us someone has posted something to one of our channels?
At a minimum, some kind of generic notification that activity has occurred within any one of your Teams would be useful.
yes, we really need the notifications on by default for all channels, then the user can select if they want to mute certain channels. if we have many teams and channels it's a pain telling all users to go on all channels and open notifications for all posts
By default, notification should be activated (as it is in other App like WhatApp). Then the user can desactivate it if needed.
This is still open?
David Benjamin commented
Agree this is important. At least make it so that when we click on the settings for a team, we can set the default notiifcations for all channels within a team (exempting channels that a user has chosen to hide).
We have some teams which have 15 channels in them, to open each one and set the notifications is annoying. But most importantly, when a new channel is created, we often forget to set the notifications to exist (and new users don't realize they need to @tag someone for them to receive a notification in these situations).
Hard to believe this hasn't been implemented yet. Admins should be able to control this setting. This is why people aren't adopting Teams and moving to Slack instead.
We really need the notifications on by default as people are missing important responses to posts.
if you are on the chat tab, you have no idea of any activity on the Teams channel unless someones @'s you.... why is the default channel notifictaion set to "off"?
be nice oif the ownber of the group could set these settings or by default it's on and the users can then change the settings to off if they wish
I have noticed that if you are part of more than one team, you will not receive banner notifications nor will the task bar icon flash if you have a different team selected. This is terrible. All the time I miss notifications from other teams that I am part of. My organization had multiple teams set up for different subgroups within our department, but because leadership members who were supposed to be able to provide immediate feedback for urgent questions posted in those teams were unable to receive notifications for multiple teams, we had to change to one large group team, and it's a mess.
Kevin Kline commented
I can't believe this thread has been around this long without a solution. We should have the ability to configure a default notification option for channels that users are subscribed to and users can "opt-out" if they get too many notifications as opposed to "opt-in".
Freeman Helmuth commented
The lack of this functionality is simply astonishing. In a software built for messaging and notification in the 21st century, it fails to notify team members by default
Carl Russo commented
Can some indicator, perhaps a badge notification on the Teams side nav or making the icon bold, be added so that it's evident that unread messages are present in teams channels? It doesn't make sense that the only way to be notified of team channel activity is through Banner notifications (annoying for group channels) or indirectly through Activity feed notifications - there should just be some visual indicator on the Teams side nav icon (similar to the Chat notification in the attached screenshot) to indicate that there's activity without having to click into the Teams tab to see which channels are in bold.
Michael Raphael commented
Please do this right away
This feature should be ON by default and Admins / Teams owners should have the permission to set it ON or OFF depends on the business requirements. There are some messages that would require to be circulated from Management and such messages should be notified to all Staff's without fail.
Will there ever be a solution to this? So frustrating. I would so much rather use Teams than Google Hangouts, which is quite useless.
Vera Thea Santos commented
Channel or Team Notifications should be 'on' by default. If you're on the team/channel, that means you're included in any of the discussion. I hope you can fix this asap.
This feature is common sense.
Trisha Kaufman commented
Team owners should be able to setup notifications per channel (and/or for the entire Team) and specify which members should be notified anytime there is some activity. Most team members don't know how or have the time to set it up and if the owner can do it for them, that would greatly help improve collaboration.
Liam O'Mahony commented
Teams is of no use at all if you add people to a team and they get no notification of activity by default. It's supposed to be a COLLABORATION tool. Come on MS sort this very quickly please. For a product like this you must opt out of notifications not have to opt in.
Chris Yancy commented
Why in the world are the channel notifications OFF by default?? Isn't the purpose of Teams to be able to send AND RECEIVE messages from your colleagues??
How do I know someone has sent anything if the notifications are off by default?
This is an embarrassing oversite by M$