DO NOT DISTURB- DOESN'T WORK
Make the "Do Not Disturb" actually not disturb! I hate that I still receive notifications on my PC as well as on my phone when in DND. It doesn't even send a message to people that this person is unavailable so they can't send you a message.
DND suppresses toast notifications but doesn't stop the taskbar icon from flashing, *which is a problem if you have your taskbar set to auto-hide because it will regularly pop back out*. Makes it kind of pointless, and I need to close the Teams window to actually achieve DND.
Dear Teams team, what word do not understand you in 'Do not Disturb' ?
Please make DND work as in *any* other chat tool works.
You may even use Skype as an example where DND works better.
This is the most ridiculous this I have ever seen. Why would a program even have a DND option with "Priority Access" for people who are allowed to bypass DND if everyone can bypass DND?? Essentially DND is just an informational setting which we all know is going to just be ignored by anyone who wants to message you. I cannot fathom why Microsoft has not fixed this issue when it has clearly been going on for several years now.
This is extremely frustrating, there needs to be more easily accessible notification settings too. When I'm in DND I expect no flashing in task bar, no sounds, no notifications. I have even tried to change settings in Registry Editor with no luck.
Noel Cosgrave commented
This really needs to be fixed. When I am presenting and I am in DND mode, I don't want to see any chat messages, as they disturb the flow of the presentation. Why can't this be made to function like Skype For Business?
Please make it, so that if I am on DND in Teams people CANNOT initiate new chats. They must either wait, or send me an email.
I do not want my throwaway chats pane filled with lots and lots of old conversations that I must catch up with.
3 years later and still not fixed. Guess I'll just sign out of teams so everyone will have to email me
I have a job where I take a lot of escalations and have multiple IM's running pretty much constantly where people want/need answers "NOW." My ADHD means that that sometimes I have to go DND to be able to single focus on clients or other projects.
If I go into DND in Skype for business, it sends a notification to the person IM'ing me that I'm not available and they can go to a colleague for assistance.
If I go into DND on MS Teams, it's like it's a "suggestion." So, I'm both bothered like I need to answer, and (because nobody pays attention to statuses), I look like I'm ignoring them if I don't answer. Meaning they both A) think I'm a total jerk who isn't answering them and B) they get held up when they need an answer quickly, as it takes a few minutes to figure out I'm not answering them.
Mihai Catalin Potlog commented
DND acts like busy on PC, no difference.. people can write to me and I get notifications. This is awful because I don't have the option to be on-line and not available for all! Please fix this.
It was better as it was in the past when if I wanted to write to someone on DND I got an instant notification that he/she is on DND and will not receive my message and my message will be sent to him/her on email instead. I remember me receiving those kind of emails from people writing to me when I was on DND. Go back to that!!!!
John van Zetten commented
When set to DND Teams doesn't show notifications on my desktop but they are send to my phone instead. Please fix that!
I agree with most of the people in this thread.
Make DND work as it is intended too Do Not Disturb, now it's just basically the same as busy and you get so many messages that you need to address afterwards...
Agree with the responses below. I get disturbed all day when in DND and it is distracting and disruptive. DND should mean NO notifications allowed!
-Auto set status to DND when windows focus assist is on priority only
-Only allow priority contacts to chat with you, but even if they do:
-Dont show popup, only show a number of messages next to the icon on the task bar
-Dont allow non-priority contacts to send you a message.
MS Teams has turned to poison for me. It is an extra comms channel next to Outlook specially for the impatient colleagues trying to find a shortcut. Thanks for adding to people's burn-outs, Microsoft.
+1 for this. It's infuriating.
I get put into do not disturb automatically even after opting out in myanalytics. I get in a lot of trouble with my boss for this. I wish I could disable it.
I see I am not the only one. The worst is when the App is closed with DND on and still get messages.
I have been in DND mode all day to work on a deadline and I have had nothing but interruptions. It is frustrating that the only way the feature functions properly is if you close the app and use something else for communicating with others. Skype worked much better than Teams. At least I can silence my phone.
I agree it's ridiculous - you're trying to do a presentation and there's no option to not have boxes come up. Microsoft always misses the real world with whoever designs their code
Yes please!! Skype didn't allow people to even message you when on Do Not Disturb but you could have your group that could still reach out. This is so important for people in support roles. If I set myself to Do Not Disturb and everyone can still message me, I just have a huge backlog of messages to respond to once I'm available. Do Not Disturb in it's current form is pretty much useless.