Ability to Mute a Conversation Thread
Please allow the ability for individual users to mute replies to a thread they have participated in. Allow this to be a toggle located under the three dot menu or an additional hover button.
Muting of conversation threads is available to the public. Just like muting a chat, turning off notifications to a channel conversation will stop you from receiving updates for that specific conversation.
To turn off notifications for specific conversations
- Go to the beginning of a conversation in a channel
- Go to the top right corner of the original message in the conversation thread and select More options … > Turn off notifications.
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If I know that the tread is not interesting for me, I don't want to get new notification for every response.
Any updates on this one?
Jennifer Elarton commented
We have a team set up for our larger work group that we use to post large announcements. It is very noisy to receive notifications every time someone comments on a post after you. It would be great if we could unfollow these so we're not overwhelmed with notifications and miss out on the important ones.
Dakota Knutson commented
I get notifications when someone responds to a thread, and this is great. But sometimes when a group of people really start corresponding rapidly in that thread the notifications can become quite noisy. I would really love to that the ability to mute notifications from a thread for n number of minutes. Perhaps an option or action from the notification to "mute this thread for 10 minutes" would be great! (Though if I was directly @mentioned I would still want to be notified.)
I think it would be helpful to replace the current conversation with a "Forum" type application. People and start new topics, add or remove themselves from topic while keeping history of the topic for people being added to the team. It needs to be more compact and better organized to be useful on a screen.
Kerry Patrick commented
Agreed. There is a big lifespan difference between a channel and a conversation, and being able to ignore one conversation that was created in a channel and follow another conversation will help to bridge that lifespan gap.
Slack has this feature already.
I receive some amount of mentions and a lot of notifications a day. If I ask my teammates to handle a thread and he/she starts handling, I no longer need further updates on the thread.
"Unfollow a thread" feature will allow me to forget low-priority concerns and focus on high-priority tasks I have to complete.
cf. "Follow a thread", "Unfollow a thread"
John Tropea commented
I’m assuming, similar to Yammer, that if I unfollow a post and then someone mentions me in a new reply in that post, that this will automatically follow me to the post again
James Pain commented
This would be perfect for me and my team
John Baretsky commented
I agree that it would be great to be able to unfollow a chat thread even if an @mention was used at the beginning. Our company uses this to alert about new posts/announcements but then people tend to carry on with side conversations within the chat thread. Getting alerts about these conversations after the initial post isn't useful for anyone but the few having a conversation. Being able to choose to manually unfollow the Thread once you no longer need to be alerted of the resulting conversation would be great.
Ray Fallon commented
You have this already
Chris Webb commented
Yes, this needs more votes, when your Team gets bigger, if something gets on a big time chatter and it's not related to you, you get bombarded with notifications, no bueno. Need ability to mute/unfollow individual threads. Thanks!
It would be helpful to see an icon indicating if I follow a channel or not (in the Teams/Channel-Navigation List).
The full message in the notification would be great. That would help prioritize when to get back into Microsoft Teams.
I found out that following a channel can help you
Phillip Horn commented
I'd love to see the actual message (like when I get a text, or an email) instead of just a notification that I have a message. It would be great to have the ability to reply in the notification window, too.
I would love to see this feature added ASAP. This is my last BIG issue with Teams.
I wish I could upvote this 10x.
Maarten Eekels commented
Even Yammer has that functionality ;-) Yes, would love to see this feature!