Mute channel timer
Great work on the new mute channel/chat feature. However, I think this would be vastly improved by adding a timer funtion (like facebook messenger). This would allow you to permanently mute a channel/chat or mute it for a set period (30 mins, 1 hour, 4 hours, 1day, 1 week for example).
This means that when you are concentrating on work and don't want notifications popping up every second for stuff that is currently irrelevant, but don't want to miss future team chats it gives that ability. I hope that explanation makes some sense.
Yes, and mute for certain days of the week would be very helpful.
And some more intelligence
Mute until meeting ends.
Mute until tomorrow
Mute until Monday
Mute until 13:00
Johnny Pham commented
i would love to have this feature as well.
could we also add a feature that disables chats after hours, so pupils cant use outside of school hours?
In addition to timer, it should provide the option to only mute while your status is marked as 'busy', with control over whether @mentions bypass the mute or not.
Ian Stewart commented
Yes, please add this. I recently muted a group chat that was blowing up my notifications while I needed to focus on something else, but then forgot it was muted and missed a large portion of the conversation until someone started a call from the chat.
This is SO NEEDED. I work at a very large company and have MANY team channels and chats. I need the ability to mute some of them (or all) FOR A SET AMOUNT OF TIME so that they don't stay muted forever.
YES! I need to mute for an hour while I am on a call and would love for the alerts to restart automatically!
Anton Pettersson commented
I would really love this as we have people working different times but are part of the same team. Facebook's Messenger app have a great approach to this.
Karol G commented
Duplicate of more broader one: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/35642635-mute-channel-timer (although the linked one is actually younger, it has got more votes)
Sometimes the team engages in discussions that will last for minutes, and I would like to mute the channel but for a limited time, and after that limit the channel will be unmuted automatically.
Aaron Green commented
Critical, especially for days like today when one of our team members is it a training. They can mute the team thread(s) but will they remember to unmute??! 😳
This is a great idea, could definitely do with this!
This is probably more a feature for the app, but it would be awesome if I could set a length of time to mute a particular chat for days I'm not at work or during important events so I'm less likely to forget about listening to it again later. Thank you.