No Chat Notifications When Meeting is Declined in Outlook
- I get a Teams meeting invite in Outlook.
- I decline the invite.
- If someone in that meeting posts in Chat, then I get a notification from a meeting I declined! I have to go to Teams and leave the meeting.
Additional Info: My meeting invite is through a group list.
Mark Tigwell commented
There are so many separate unconsolidated topics for this that it makes it look like a small issue but it is a daily irritation for all users. You decline a meeting and Teams notifies you incessantly from your PC, phone, smart watch every time someone comments.
Joanna Owen commented
We just migrated to Teams as Skype will no longer be supported. I had my first optional Q&A for using Teams. 100+ invited and maybe 12 joined that session. Imagine my surprise when I'm being told by folks who declined that they are being bombarded by notifications from our meeting chat! I look online to see this is an issue that has been going on for years with no fix. Are you kidding me?
Why would you stop supporting skype and make people migrate to Teams when you have such a big issue that has never been fixed? I don't want my executives being pinged with chat notifications for meetings they aren't even in. Staff were messaging me confused! Now I need to seriously consider if the platform is going to work at all for us.
No wonder Zoom is still in the lead...
Can't we just have the option to choose that with the declining of the meeting?
I decline and don't want to receive updates
I decline and do want to receive updates
Ideally if you decline the meeting you have access to the chat post meeting only but do not receive notifications during the meeting
Randie DeCarolis commented
I would hate for this feature to go away, especially for reoccurring meetings, as there are times you have to decline an occurrence but still want or need to see files shared and/or anything said in the chat during the meeting.
I can understand not wanting notifications for a stand-alone meeting that was declined, but I would think there's a setting for that maybe.
Very annoying and distracting. Please sort asap.
Allison Rogers commented
I am getting constant pop up messages from from a Teams meeting I declined. Very frustrating and interruptive! Please fix!
Our enterprise support desk is receiving calls about this. Please fix
Richard F commented
I am getting constant pop up messages from from a Teams meeting I declined, and whilst I’m in a zoom meeting.
Sue Rubin commented
When I decline a meeting - I do not want any notifications, it is really bothersome!
This is a huge and very annoying problem!! Please fix this !!
Please can notifications in the chat be stopped when you have declined a meeting. Thank you
What is the point of giving us the option to “mute” or “hide” a conversation if it will pop back up in my chat feed as soon as someone sends a message????
And the “option” to “mute until I join or send a message” doesn’t even work. I still see the chat in my chat window.
If I am not attending a meeting, or if I don’t accept a meeting invite, I DONT NEED TO BE EXPOSED TO THE CHAT.
Why is this not common sense?
I have just found out about this through others in the company. This is an incredibly frustrating problem, especially for those who are invited to multiple meetings at the same time. Do they now have to simply mute all chat notifications from Teams to avoid this?
I would understand that people get added to the chat for a meeting invitation that they accepted, but for ones that they DECLINE? How is this not fixed yet??
Xin Wang commented
Wow... still no fix?
Kelly F commented
I agree! This has been a big issue for our company especially when we have larger meetings. We don't use Live Events for these because we want people to be able to vocally ask questions. It is frustrating to invite 100+ people to a meeting and still have those who did not respond or declined to be included in the chat.
Most of those users are confused as to why they are included. This needs to be addressed!
We have executive level members of our company complaining about this quite a bit. They are invited to a lot of meetings not all of which they are able to attend. When they decline the meeting they assume they will not then see the chat. When they do receive the chat it results in unnecessary "noise" in the Teams client chat history. The "mute-all-before-join" meeting notification is OK, but all it in essence does is mute a chat that shouldn't be there to start with.
We are having this same issue. It is extremely disruptive to the Teams experience to have chat notifications appear for a meeting that's been declined. We are equally concerned this will a bigger issue with executives who receive more meeting invites than the average user. An update on this issue would be appreciated asap!
Gilles Cogny commented
Please fix it and quickly:)
Michelle G. commented
The same is true if you remove someone and send them a cancellation notice. They should not then get notifications or the chats at all. If you declined or are removed, than it should include chat as well. Hoping they get this fixed soon!