CHAT and CHANNEL notifications need MORE COWBELL
Too much emphases has been placed on the ACTIVITY screen for CHAT and TEAMS channel notifications and it's not working.
The application ACTIVITY is a log. The only activity there is logging update activity made somewhere else. That somewhere else is where we need activity updates. I assure you, teams NOT scrolling through the ACTIVITY history log looking for something to do. They're busy doing.
If I'm in CHAT then I expect to see my CHAT UPDATES and NOTIFICATIONS immediately.
If I'm in a TEAMS channel then I expect to see any updates to TEAMS immediately.
When I have time to waste (never) I go check app ACTIVITY clearly because I have nothing better to do (not).
I feel Microsoft Teams lost sight of real world application use in their quest to take over the world with this app.
Real world scenarios like my CEO wants an answer and sends me a CHAT, I want an all-stop, flashing lights, and sirens like the place is on fire.
I need to be chatting with my teams. Answering questions. Asking questions. I need to aware of information the moment it's available.
My chats and channels are organized as such, to afford the most focus, where focus is most needed and BOLD text isn't cutting it.