User approval to be added to a team
Users often find themselves included in dozens of teams and overwhelmed by the volume of teams, discussions, and documents. This quickly dilutes the value of the communications and makes it easy to lose track of important collaboration. One of the key drivers of team overload is that users can be added to teams without awareness or approval. This is the "stealth team add problem."
To reduce the risk of overload and mitigate the stealth add problem, we propose a feature that gives users the option to require his or her explicit approval before being included in a team.
Teams is becoming more like a social media platform as users find innovative ways to use it. On several occasions I have woken in the morning to find a dozen or more Teams notifications for a group someone added me or a DL in which I'm a member to a new Teams group and the owner or new members spammed the group with alerts or updates. In many cases, I wind up leaving the group, as it's not relevant to me or it's content about which I do not wish to be updated. It would be nice to have an option where, as a user, I can require explicit approval to be added to a new group to allow me to make a decision if I want to actually be a part of the new group or channel.
Brian Levenson commented
Exceptions to the rule: when added by manager, tenant admin, or enterprise-defined override