Automatic DND when presenting
Automatically set status to Do Not Disturb/DND when presenting or sharing screen like on Skype. It's very inconvenient when banners for personal chat notifications come up during meetings, sometimes the content is not to be shared with others. If not that then allow for the option to not show actual text in the banner notifications.
Status is automatically set to Presenting in Teams when screen sharing is started during a Teams meeting.
For other suggestions mentioned in the comments, please follow the following UserVoice items:
- Mute notifications when on a video or audio call: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/40228330
- Respect focus assist: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/16950997
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I was recently presenting my screen for a public meeting and I forgot to turn on DND. Someone in the meeting chatted me talking about someone on the call and the chat pop up (with message content) was displayed on my shared screen. This unfortunate event could have been prevented if the option to automatically turn on DND during calls/presenting was available.
Please make this a setting.
Ditto on all comments - come MS - really??? Makes me wonder if the Teams developers have a clue about the "real world" use cases for Teams. Geez. This should have been part of the base code. Put yourself in the user's chair and try to use it day-to-day. ...I'm not talking about functional testing - I mean real-world use testing. LISTEN TO YOUR CUSTOMERS
The option should automatically DND and stop pop-ups and sound notification when on ANY teams call. If I'm talking to a client, I don't want irrelevant notifications distracting me and upsetting my flow.
How can Teams' developers think I don't want to know about chat posted in the meeting I'm in (no callout pop-ups like Skype for Business had) but I do want updates on the several other projects that I'm not dealing with at the moment 🤦♂️
Oh but every meeting you can MANUALLY set DND on a setting tucked several clicks away if you want. And if you receive a video call from a client you can spend a minute trying not to look disinterested while setting your DND. And remember to unset it when done. Teams seems to lack any user-centred design thinking.
Diana Sabo commented
I agree that Teams should automatically put you in Do Not Disturb/DND when presenting or sharing a screen, just as Skype did. I also think that Teams should automatically change your status to Do Not Disturb/DND whenever you are marked as "busy" on your calendar. Teams can already integrate with the calendar, so it would be helpful to see it do the same thing that Skype did with regards to your calendar. As I recall, with Skype, anytime I was in a meeting that indicated I was busy, Skype automatically changed my status to Do Not Disturb and I found this to be extremely helpful.
Regardless, I do think that there should be an option within Teams to turn off the banner text notifications when new messages arrive. Mostly, those notifications are annoying and sometimes get in the way when you need to click on something in that portion of the screen.
Thank you so much for your time and consideration.
This feature is especially important for Teams naysayers.
I find that it is the people that are the most resistant to Teams that forget to turn on DND, or worse, forget to turn it off. They then have bad user experiences with interruptions (reinforces their belief that Teams is just a glorified Facebook) or missed notifications (reinforces their belief that e-mail is more reliable).
Yes ! would like to have DND
Jeremy Thompson commented
Or how about, since Microsoft Teams controls the screensharing mechanism AND the notifications, you don’t turn on DND at all and allow the user to see the notifications while excluding them from the view that goes over the wire? Just indicate in the UI (e.g. a dotted outline around the box, a lightly translucent bg, or something) that while you can see it, it’s not being shared. That way only the person who needs to see it can, while none of the people who never need to see your personal notifications can. Why compromise?
Is that possible, or is it too plugged into some inflexible Windows notifications framework?
I cannot believe this is not standard in Teams, every other product does this... and it is a much needed feature.
Jeremy Hill commented
This is highly needed to prevent private information from being presented.
An absolute must have to prevent private information popping up during a presentation that may not be intended for that audience.
Deby Feliciano commented
Can the automatic do not disturb feature be implemented as soon as possible please?
We just transitioned to TEAMS from Skype and that feature is needed to prevent others from chatting at you when presenting in a meeting. Its annoying and embarrassing at times when you have management in the audience.
An absolute must have.
AND add it correctly so that the USER can still override the settings.
its great to have it be "helpful" if the user so choses to allow it to do so .. but for those of us users that DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE WANT AUTO CHANGES they should have the ability to tell teams *NOT* to make changes period.
this "auto set me to" issue has impacts beyond just *THIS* one very controllable issue.
Add this to the list of other items that Teams should have had out of the gate. Get it added!
Jinath Gamage commented
An absolute must have.
I'm baffled why this wasn't a thing since day 1. I'm currently working with DND permanently until I can configure it properly. Loosing messages is not a thing. Being interrupted is the worst thing that can happen in a work day.
Anonymous EK commented
A "must have" for all professional users. Since TEAMS is designed to be used from professionals, it is a prerequisite to ensure privacy during presentations or calls, not allowing chat texts to be visible, not allowing a clashing call to be started while already in a call. Privacy and security first, when it comes to professional (and personal) use.
Christine D commented
Agreed. I just encountered this feature within the last 2 weeks during a teams call i was presenting content in and I was contacted by 3 different people throughout the teams presentation. The alerts were popping up on my screen EVEN THOUGH MY STATUS WAS SET TO DND and i have no special people identified to take priority to allow their chat sessions to interrupt my teams call. I miss this feature in SKYPE; i do not want the alert to display. the sender of the chat should not be able to penetrate the DND setting on the receiver's screen. please figure this out!
A must have.
Colin Power commented
Would be very useful to have this or perhaps a reminder when you present asking if you would like to suppress notifications each time