Respect Focus Assist
Teams should respect Windows Focus Assist settings. I'm not even sure how apps are allowed to override Windows settings like this.
I put Windows Focus Assist into Alarms Only mode so I could record screen captures and I Teams kept popping up notifications over my application. I had to completely exit Teams so I could finish my task.
Misti Wudtke commented
2021 here...trying to record a how-to video tutorial and about 20 minutes in I get a Teams pop-up, despite Focus Assist being on, so I need to start all over again. With the world immersed in COVID, telework and MS Teams, how is this not fixed already??
Maxime Massaer commented
This issue is the same as this one https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/16950997-integrate-with-windows-10-notification-center which has way more votes :) It must be integrated with native windows 10 notifications to take the focus assist into account.
Currently the notifications banner are not integrated with windows so they come regardless of the focus assist status
in section "Manage the appearance and sound of notifications" it could be resolved by "Notification Style" drop down.
HOWEVER, this option simply does not exist on my end! (I only have "show message preview" on/off switch)
Jim B commented
Microsoft makes Operating System.
Microsoft makes Application.
Application doesn't respect Operating System's settings.
Please address this issue, Microsoft!
1) Means I lose focus and I have to manually start and quit the app
2) Makes me dislike the notification center even more, because really that's all I want it for.
Jonathan McHatton commented
Strongly support this. Why aren't Teams notifications integrated into the notification center?
The bug is phrased slightly incorrectly. it should read Teams MUST respect Windows Focus Assist settings.
This is a SECURITY problem once you factor in presentations and screen sharing in other apps.
It's also not just an annoyance, it is a productivity killer. Windows calls the "mute notifications" feature "focus assist" for a reason. It means I can choose Teams for communication or collaboration(documents), but not both.
I guess I'm a little late to the second birthday part for this bug.
In Teams client open Settings, Notifications, Notification stlye : set to Windows
This way Windows will manage notification and will not popup during Focus Assist.
I can't believe this was started in 2018 and in 2020, what ever way I set up my notifications I still get hassled by notifications when I am in a meeting.
We have educators on site who don't want to use Teams due to the notifications popping up when they are presenting and teaching..
In the world of working from home, I think this should be a priority.
bumping this request. Very annoying when in a meeting,
Scott Varcoe commented
Extremely annoying that I have to quit MS Teams just to present or screencast.
Park Hamilton commented
Its astonishing its been almost 2 years and this problem still isn't fixed. With so many people working from home due to COVID, this fix would really help. Defeats the whole purpose of Focus Assist.
I was sharing during a large Teams Live Event and my pop-ups happened twice in a half hour. Right now in Teams it appears to be enabled.
Trevor D commented
I'm sorry, but teams is built in electron, and electron already supports Windows notifications. So you had to go out of your way to work around it. You purposely made this irritating.
Christian Hamel commented
Now that our team is working from home, this is becoming even more of an issue. The chat is very active and I can't use the focus assist to wellllll.... help me focus.
Yes, this need to be done quickly.
How are Microsoft employees and executives not seeing this problem?
Within 10 minutes of using the Teams app, I'm getting interrupted constantly with chat notifications.
Christopher Abichandani commented
We need two tiers of notification options. Do Not Disturb is a way to indicate to the service itself that we don't want notifications.
But I want to suppress desktop notifications and keep mobile notifications sometimes.
Jon G commented
Microsoft - Get it together. Why does one of your key products not use the Windows built-in notification feature? I'd like to be able to add Teams to the priority list when "Priority Mode" is set, but have it blocked when "Alarms Only" is enabled.
The app isn't even available to select in the priority list. If you want to build a slack competitor, at least strive for basic function parity. Even Slack now recognizes focus assist.