Mark Unread battle I have with the Activity feed
When I click on the Activity feed the top item instantly marks read
- but I may not want that to happen, as I may be going into the Activity feed to look for something else
- I'm constantly doing marking it unread like I'm having a battle with the software which keeps marking it read...arrrrgh
Another thing - Just say I mark a post unread. Then later on I'm scrolling through a channel (and the post I earlier marked as unread so happens to live in this channel), and I scroll by it as I look for something else. This has now marked the post read, and I didn't want this to happen, as I did not read it at all, I quickly scrolled past it. I still want it marked unread so I can get to it later when I have time
Basically often when I go to my Activity feed, posts that I marked unread, are no longer unread, and I want them to still be unread
Ken B commented
Often when I'm reading an item lower in my activity feed it will jump to one that just came in. It's infuriating. I also will have many items marked unread when scrolling through channels. Seem like a high severity defect to me. Simple solution, if I didn't click on it, I didn't read it.
Garry McG commented
Surely there has to be another thread on this? Can't believe it has so few votes... I know it drives EVERYONE mad in my organisation.
Come on Microsoft, this is not hard to implement and is the key irritation I have with Teams. It causes unnecessary work (not to mention the ramifications of things being missed!). Can you PLEASE implement a change... it's been nearly two years since thus was raised. Thanks
Dennis T commented
Slack has an option to do this. It’s very helpful and I don’t hesitate to open chats there like I do in Teams.
John Tropea commented
Let's get some more votes on this one
Anyone know of any updates on this -
In Outlook you can mark a message unread
- when you click on that message, and then click to another message, it marks as read
- but in the options you can stop this automatic mark as read, which means a message will only mark as read if you manually click it so
Reason - In Teams my unread messages in the activity feed keep automatically marking as read throughout the day as I roam around Teams ...this causes me to miss and forget about stuff I need to look at or action
Yes!!!! I would vote 1,000 times for this if I could. I am so tired of missing "activity" because it marks it read when I have not read it. I mark unread then scroll and it will be back to read. So frustrating!!!!!
Absolutely agree with that. We keep on getting reports about this behavior, which should be improved to improve the perceived reliability of Teams.