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  1. Integrate with MacOS notifications

    Notifications built into the OS (which all apps I've seen use other than Outlook and now Teams) are more functional and allow for more user control. Most importantly, they honor Do Not Disturb settings, which is critical.

    4,644 votes
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    104 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    As the last status states, we have been testing for several months.  Although many people have asked for this feature, we received a similar amount of feedback from other users that they prefer the Teams notifications and don’t want them changed.  We are currently testing a feature for users to choose between Teams notifications & Windows notifications.

    We will update you as work progresses.

  3. Improve audio notifications

    VOLUME: The sound is too low!! Most people don't think it's even on. Let us customize the sound level, please.

    UNIQUE SOUNDS FOR CALLS VS CHATS/MESSAGES: Right now sounds are all or nothing. This is not good. For example, you may want to have sound for Calls but not for chat or messages. There is a difference when you need to hear that someone is calling you – versus getting the constant bing/bing/bing on message chat.

    UNIQUE SOUND FOR PRIVATE CHAT: It would be nice to have different sounds for private chat and notifications, so that its easy to know…

    3,533 votes
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    595 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Increase duration for desktop notifications

    The channel/team on which the notification has been made should stay more/better/longer visible so that you won't miss one.

    2,731 votes
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    290 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Once support for Windows 10 native notifications is released, users who choose to use Windows notifications will be able to utilize Windows OS specific settings for the length of time to display notifications. Mac does not have an OS specific setting, so will not have the support.

  5. Make "Follow this channel" the default setting.

    Usual Microsoft lack of UI intuition.
    Channels should be followed by default with the user unfollowing it if they wish.

    2,363 votes
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  6. Turn off message preview in notification toast

    Currently, when I receive a message, a preview of this message is displayed in the notification toast. As we will be using Teams at work, it would be great for privacy if I had the option to turn off these previews, so the notification toast will just say "New Message from XY"

    1,723 votes
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  7. Automatic DND when presenting

    Automatically set status to Do Not Disturb/DND when presenting or sharing screen like on Skype. It's very inconvenient when banners for personal chat notifications come up during meetings, sometimes the content is not to be shared with others. If not that then allow for the option to not show actual text in the banner notifications.

    1,055 votes
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  8. Flashing Icon in task bar for unread messages

    Teams icon pinned in taskbar doesn't blink orange anymore when I receive new messages. I cannot find an option to turn this. Was this removed?

    991 votes
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    190 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Persistent notification

    I'm using Mac and one annoying thing is that I'm not getting notified of new messages in team channels (whether I'm mentioned or not) because I missed the banner in the top right of the screen, either from being away from my desk or focusing on my second screen. The red icon is added to the actual application icon in the dock menu when I get a direct chat but there should be something here to indicate that team chats have new messages

    756 votes
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    56 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Warren responded

    This item is still under consideration by the feature team.

    -Warren

  10. Allow 365 Admin to Define Default Notification settings in Teams.

    It would be nice to let the Domain Admin have control what the default setting are in teams.
    Users can changed them but let the admins change and override with one time Reset. Like a GPO Preference.

    Why?
    Let’s say the users are not ready for emails and Banners and users are freaking out about the number of Alerts from Teams to Outlook. The Admin could reset the setting for all users to Banner only. This would let users change it to email and banner, but the admin could find a setting that works best for the company of users.

    654 votes
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  11. Include notifications based on keywords.

    We need to get notifications based on keywords. For example: I am a subject matter expert for SAP and I like to know when SAP is typed into a channel so I can offer assistance.

    627 votes
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  12. Microsoft Teams download banner / popup needs to be removed

    When a user in the Office 365 environment wants to use the web version http://teams.microsoft.com, a popup message is visible at the upper area with a prompt to install the client version:
    “Want an even faster, more collaborative experience? Download the desktop app.” By several given security compliance requirements in big IT environments, the users shouldn’t be able to install any additional software at their PCs. This popup is confusing the web-only Teams user and also it makes the software deployment team nervous.

    487 votes
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    under review  ·  76 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Settings > Notifications: Notification sounds need to allow more options

    “Notification sounds = Off” will disable all sound notifications, including disabling the Call notifications. What I’d like to do is to disable Mention and Chat notification sounds for example, but keep Call notification sounds. This can't be done at the moment as only 3 options are available:
    All
    Call, mention and chat
    Off
    We would need additional options to cover all use cases.
    Thanks

    412 votes
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  14. Tag Teammates in Planner Cards & Push Notifications

    It would be really helpful to add more ways to notify teammates on through planner:
    -Tag teammates in Planner Card comments
    -Push notifications for mobile when mentioned in such tags.

    407 votes
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  15. @everyone in Chat

    Ability to notify everyone in a CHAT thread with the @everyone tag is needed.

    402 votes
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  16. Browser/OS independent desktop notifications using HTML5

    Not sure about the desktop clients because there isn't one available for my operating system. However, the web app is essentially unfit for purpose because I can't tell when anyone is trying to contact me unless I sit there, constantly staring at the app.

    379 votes
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    working on it  ·  Warren responded

    This is still being worked upon and making good progress! Stay tuned for additional updates.

    -Warren

  17. Respect Focus Assist

    Teams should respect Windows Focus Assist settings. I'm not even sure how apps are allowed to override Windows settings like this.
    I put Windows Focus Assist into Alarms Only mode so I could record screen captures and I Teams kept popping up notifications over my application. I had to completely exit Teams so I could finish my task.

    318 votes
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  18. Default notifications for every channel

    Every channel should have notifications auto-enabled, which could be muted at the user's liking. Muting could be enabled/disabled in the admin center in the event that a channel is of great importance and needs to send out notifications to everyone. In the attached screenshot is the option to "Notify me every time there is a new post in this channel". This should just be automatic.

    315 votes
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  19. Allow Webhooks Extensions to @mention individuals and channels

    The JSON payload used for formatting MS Teams notifications via a Webhooks Extension should allow @mentions to be constructed.

    Similar to how a bot can construct a mention in it's response via <at>@General</at>.

    Without this functionality, there's no way for members of a channel to be notified by the Webhooks Extension without having to first follow the channel.

    In most real world scenarios, following a channel will not suffice — leading to spam and distractions for the team.

    For many, the absence of this capability is preventing the transition from Slack to Teams.

    Use Case 1:
    A dev team needs…

    286 votes
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  20. Notifications for teams

    I'm not receiving any notifications from teams.
    Each time I select anything in notification settings the selected setting disappears...

    268 votes
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    needs your feedback  ·  Warren responded

    Please add to the comments if you are experiencing this. I would like to know the OS and device you are using as well.

    I’ll bring this feedback to the feature team and help get this investigated.

    -Warren

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