Allow different notifications options on teams and channels
Agree with so many of the posts below. To be able to roll out the use of Teams instead of our current instant messaging and group messaging program, we need the following changes.
-Clear notifications (preferably flashing icon) so that messages/pop ups don't get missed. Urgent or Important need to be clearly differentiated within the notifications. Perhaps add a flashing taskbar icon as well as the pop up notification.
-Perhaps the flexibility to change notification settings to allow sound if wanted.
-Notification window needs to show in front of all and any windows currently open on screen
-Most importantly for us, is the ability to hide the preview of the message in the notification, this is vital for privacy and we believe we cannot roll this product out until this change has happened.Thanks in advance!
I miss my Skype. If i had an option, I wouldn't even think to migrate to Teams. But then company roll out this team things to all of us and we need to follow. Couldn't believe the notification settings is like coming from a company doing app in early 80s instead of big corporation. Every one can see what people are messaging you by just glance at your shoulder.
Would be a great addition. I miss quite a few notifications simply because there is no sound, and no flashing lights.
Erin Ruud commented
Would like to see the icon flash similar to what Skype does so you don't miss messages if you happen to miss the pop up notification
melissa garner commented
Please continue to work on this option feature. I have a hard time hearing the notifications from this program. I miss a lot of conversations because of it. Thanks in advance
Have the chat window pop open on top of everything. We use to use an old program called MessagePal, and when a chat came through it would jump to the front of all programs running.
Same comment as others...ADD a flashing taskbar icon for new chats (not just a red #1 notification) and allow to HIDE the preview of the message at the same time.
On multi-monitor rigs, notifications always appear on the 'main' monitor.
This is annoying as I tend to put Teams onto its own dedicated monitor and busy chats mess with my main monitor.
Can notofications simply display on the same monitor that Teams is running on ?
Teams notifications are being missed, notifications need to flash in the same manner as Skype.
Mark Haines commented
We currently use Super Toast by Modality Systems to force a message box to the front and centre of the main screen if Skype for Business messages are ignored. This solution ensures that staff cannot miss chat messages. I appreciate this isn't practical for channels, but for chat messages it would be so helpful to have the ability to turn on a Super Toast-like message box. Our trials have highlighted this as a significant issue for our company.
Gareth Oakes commented
This needs urgent attention. Many of our Teams users are missing important notifications and this is causing users to use alternative messaging systems.
This is particularly bad on MacOS, where Teams does not even use the built-in notifications system. It is imperative for Mac support that the built-in notifications system is used.
Cathi Castro commented
When a Teams chat message is missed and the user gets an email saying they missed it...It would be nice if the user could then respond in email to the chat....as opposed to clicking the link in the email to respond to the chat.
ADD a flashing taskbar icon for new chats; HIDE the preview of the message
Our company just converted from Skype to Teams and we're missing the notification features we used in Skype. Time sensitive messages are often being missed and we're finding Teams doesn't work well for IM in these instances. The ability to fine tune notifications and tailor sound/alerts at the micro level would be appreciated (we miss the flashing taskbar icon for new chats that we had in Skype - was discreet enough it didn't disrupt work in progress but noticeable enough you didn't miss any new messages)
Matt C commented
I desperately need more granular notification controls, and a way to turn off the dock "badge" when there is new activity. It's super distracting to have Teams displaying a red circle as if there is something needing my attention immediately, when in fact it's just some random chatter in a channel I follow, that I can and will catch up with later.
I've been added to many channels that have over 200 members, and not all of those members are as etiquette polite as others. I sometimes receive 10+ @channel notifications each day from these channels. Some channels only have a few members in them, and when an @channel goes out it us typically much more imperative than one from a 200+ member channel. I would like to be able to mute all notifications from each individual channel as I select.
I need a sound notification similar to Skype as I miss several messages each day.
Gene Rindels commented
There are conditions when a e-mail does not get generated or triggered for a notification condition. i.e. if you have Teams Desktop running, background or foreground. No e-mail gets sent (in theory, your running Teams so why send you an e-mail, ok I get it but if it says e-mail send me the e-mail).
Is there a matrix and time table listing that some engineer has on how and when e-mail notifications get triggered and sent out?
I agree, I'd love to be able to hide the preview of the message when I get notified and am presenting or have someone else looking at my screen. I don't want people looking at my messages. This is a feature of other chats (e.g. Slack) and should be a feature of Teams.
In the absence of any NEW information on this - does anyone have a definitive guide on how notifications actually work?. There is a range of different settings at various different levels but they don't seem to work consistently.
Sometimes, we get notifications sometimes not with no real obvious reason. We are on standard Windows Desktop and usint the Teams desktop application. Any guidance appreciated.