Be able to choose different device for ringing
When I don't have my headset on I cannot hear when somebody calls.
Should have an option to ring on a different device e.g. Skype 7.41.x. See attached.
We are happy to announce this feature is released to the public.
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Chris Turchin commented
MSFT keeps telling us Teams has reached feature parity with S4B but this is another one of those dealbreaker issues, keeping us from working as effectively with Teams as we have been with S4B.... It seems so trivial as well...
there is no way to separate the ringer and the headphone (on Mac)
+1 this is the foremost obstacle our organisation has to using this product at the moment. We require headsets due to the office set-up, but colleagues are missing too many calls without this feature.
Teams team we need this we are using PSTn Calling and really need this feature!!!!!! Please
+1 Please add this feature. It worked well with Skype for Business
Jabber has the option to do this. Teams should too.
Andrew Bride commented
Have to echo the message of 7th August.......why oh why was the ability to have the ring tone separate from the min audio speaker escapes me......for headphone users (like me) this is a thorough nuisance.........
an own-goal, Microsoft
I miss so many calls because my headset is plugged in all the time and set as my default speaker (I used this setting for years now and it worked fine with old Skype versions). I could select another audio device for the ring tones.
We're now moving to Teams and this feature is not available. So either I have to unplug my headset after each meeting and plug it in for each call. Additionally I have to change the audio device before each call.
This is not intuitive, effective, and motivating to use Teams. At the moment I try to avoid using Teams for calls whenever I can due to this behavior.
It is also strange that ringback tone (when
making a call) is handled by the default audio device, but the call audio is handled by the default communications device.
Can we have a setting that permits the incoming call and message to sound the external PC's speaker rather than just the connected headphone, please? Without this, its easy to miss incoming calls.
Its an available setting that I use with my soft phone software, which clearly demonstrates the advantage of it, especially as my headphone is permanently connected.
+1 And related to this: muting all audio for calls is perfectly ok, but for each notification is just too 'intrusive'.. So if different devices it would be good to only mute / pause other audio when in a call.
Hopefully this will be available with the further integration of Skype for Business?!
Andre Breitenbach commented
And please: Let me choose my audio and video settings BEFORE starting a call or video!
At the moment i have to start a call and after this i can make changes to my video and audio settings.
This has more votes and seems to be the same issue.
This is a very useful option: If you have plugged in your headset all the time, you often do not hear incoming calls (I only wear the headset for meetings).
The secondary ringer is available in both Skype and Skype for Business.
Being able to fine-tune different speaker devices for different sources (messages, notifications, calls, …) would be ideal, but the same 'Secondary Ringer' option would suffice for me.
I'd like teams to have the same audio options as Skype does.
Martin Göransson commented
Call signals & also notifications should optionally be possible on all audio devices (Skype only allows an additional "Secondary ringer" when someone calls you but notifications only comes to your primary audio device. Would be nice to configure combinations of ringers & notifications on different audio devices that are available like for myself sitting on speakers and headset.
Similarly, when I'm on a call and my desktop makes an unrelated audio noise, all of the call audio is dropped. I NEVER ASKED FOR YOU TO STOP MAKING THE CALL AUDIO. I AM SMART ENOUGH TO MANAGE MY OWN VOLUME.
Exactly this. I have sound coming from the headphones, as I listen music sometimes. I do not hear any notifications. Skype is a good example of how it works perfectly for me.
When headphones are always plugged in, it is easy to miss a notification. An option to specify different speakers for Call Audio vs Notification Audio would be awesome. Similar to Skype.