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Blink Icon for unread messages

Teams icon pinned in taskbar doesn't blink orange anymore when I receive new messages. I cannot find an option to turn this. Was this removed?

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  • Tim Ninke commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm constantly missing messages because I look away from the screen or stand up for a moment. Notifications that disappear aren't working.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Also the doc icon should bounce on MacOS. And constantly. I think Skype did not do this appropriately. It bounced sometimes and was very inconsistent.

    The lack of a blink/ bounce and having to turn on banners with the text of a chat is baffling.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would prefer this to tie into the ability to open chats in a new window - so the notification can show up and then if accepted, have the associated chat pop out into a new window. But at the very very least, yes, PLEASE enable some sort of notification! I've had people come and have to find me int the office in-person because I didn't realise they needed something urgently. What is the point of online collaboration platforms if they force people to resort to manual interactions because they don't fulfil the needs of users?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Can we simply make this just like Skype?

    banner pop up - "accept / reject" incoming IM - this needs to also allow for instantly popping out the chat for the new chat workflow. https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/16926739-multi-window-for-chats-and-more

    After accept - No more banners, have the blinking teams bar if not on that persons chat at the moment, if more than one person sends im, still blinks.

    After reject - it could email them or tell the other party we are busy.

  • NOEL! commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It is truly useless to use Teams for chat! If you don't happen to see there is a message waiting for you, you will easily miss the tiny red dot on your teams icon in your system tray. Come on Microsoft... get with it! Give us some options, like in Skype "at least," to show we have a message waiting!

  • Dennis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    how does basic functions keep disappearing with every new release? I'd love to go back to skype version 6 as it was the most capable chat client there was. just missed a chat from over a few hours because nothing sticks out to notify me.

  • Alan Whitten commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Some of my co-workers have orange AND a number of missed messages in the system tray. I'm jealous AND they can't remember how they did it. Comparing the settings windows, essentially the same... :(

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Right now teams shows "New activity" warning with RED circle on your tray icon. If you set yourself as Busy you get the same icon. NEW messages warning should have a different icon - Orange for example? Why would anyone use the same color for both things... how could you distinguish them from one another?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The message notifcations in Teams is poorly constructed. We need flashing icons on the toolbar and more options like banner persistence. We're trying to move our organisation from Skype for BUsiness to Teams, but we won't be able to until this is fixed.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a critical requirement if Teams is to replace Skype as in Instant Messaging communication tool.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    YES - We cannot be constantly worried that we are going to miss a message because we were busy at the time. This function seems to exist in every other chat program that we have used - PLEASE bring this functionality as an option.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Why can't there be a "banner persists until dismissed" option? I miss more messages than I notice. I can understand that some people don't want this, as it can quickly cause "notification overload," but many of us who only get occasional notifications do need a better way to know about messages. This is why OPTIONS were invented. The five-second disappearing banner is useless unless you have your nose stuck to your screen every second of every day. "Back in the day," this was an option in Outlook, but I've long ago given up hoping that Microsoft not drop useful functions or respond to users.

  • Jason commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, please add a blinking icon to the toolbar. This is very helpful, especially when you are busy doing a million other things, especially if you have more than one monitor, and you miss the banner.

  • eric commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Banner notifications are terrible and get in the way of things constantly. The ability to have the task bar icon flash with sound would be way better.

  • Kenny commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have to agree with the rest. This seems like a pretty obvious and basic feature. Add the option for continuous sys tray icon blinking for unread messages.

  • Timbo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is very important. Please do not minimize the need for this. It is significant.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Users are complaining of missing critical chats. The fact that chat alerts are handled the same way as @mentions and other actions is ridiculous. A chat request is one user looking for immediate response. An @mention is not the same thing. With users missing chats and so many posts about this I can't imagine we are alone. Please, Please, Please help us improve user adoption by making it more obvious. Whether it is a different color when active chats are waiting or flashing it needs to be more obvious to users.

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