Allow different notifications options on teams and channels
Peter Carnesciali commented
I have multiple MS Teams. Some I want to be notified of each message.
Some are less important. I clicked Unfollow the channel, but if i send a message and someone else replies to it, I still get a notification, and it appears in Activity. I'd like to be able to set that team to not notify me for anything.
David Jackman commented
It's hard to say whether "follow a channel" meets my needs because I have no idea what it does to provide notifications (the help is severely lacking here). But here's the thing: I am not going to be living in the Teams app. I can't even guarantee that it will be running all of the time. So any notifications that I really need to see will have to be provided as email.
Yes - having the ability to have notification settings for individuals/teams/meetings to notify/silence when a message is sent would still be beneficial. Particularly - to silence notifications when 'do not disturb' is set.
Yes! The default sound is hard to hear unless computer volume is blaring. Also, the ability to adjust the volume for that notification would be helpful.
Finally, would love to get notifications that highlight specific messages based on customizable trigger words.
We are still looking for the notifications through automatic actions, If I send into teams from a webhook it should be able to process @team to notify my team!
Seth Tanner commented
I think that it ties into this: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/18405877-mute-or-leave-a-group-chat
There if there is a particular channel that I don't want to every get notified on it would be nice to mute that channel, and or hide it from view. this way the channel name is not bolded, and I can completely ingore it unless someone specifically @mentions me. Also it would be nice for users to be able to set up custom notification, let's say I want to get notified every time co-worker X posts to channel-y. perhaps its not a co-worker, but a bot or a connector. For instance with the Jenkins connector the channel name is bolded any time the connector hits the channel, it would be great for users to be able to set a notification when there is a post from a connector that contains specific key words, like "Build Failed"
echoing a lot of other comments, the ability to get/change notifications for certain mentions, certain people, and/or differentiate between chat notifications vs channel notifications would be great.
I believe another request was folded into this one, but having better different notifications for teams/channel conversations vs one-on-one chat would be helpful. On channels, it would be helpful for the follow/unfollow option to be more visible (similar to the star icon for favorites - possibly an alarm icon or comparable).
Yes please! For example, we wanted to have a channel within a team specifically to announce a pending rollout. We couldn't get the app to notify the members of the channel in real time when a message was posted so we went back to Skype for Business for those. Also if we want everyone to see a notification in our Tech Team team, we have to put @general first and then the message. It didn't make sense why you had to do this, when you were already in the general channel view.
yes, having the ability to have granular notification settings for individuals/teams/meetings to notify/silence when message is sent would still be beneficial.
M G commented
Offer basic default settings and options for granular adjustments, e.g. depending on time of the day, calendar (busy/available), for specific chat, specific team, conversation, keyword/regular expression, platform (e.g. no desktop notifications when the mobile app is also signed in or the other way around).
Paul Jones commented
Yes !! - keyword notificaitons. If someone mentions a Priority 1 ticket, or if your bosses boss posts, you want to know it's happened and get a notification
Ben Graham commented
I don't want to be another "just copy slack" person, but notifications are one of the primary ways people interact with the product, so getting it right is critical. I forced our organization to move from Slack to Teams the week it was launched - I wanted something integrated with O365 and the fact that it saved us money didn't hurt. There are few complaints about Teams, but one of the big ones is the notifications. I still hear people comment that the notifications "don't work" and that gives me concerns that people simply won't use the product.
1. Notifications should be able to be set by team or by channel using a straightforward inheritance model.
2. Notifications should be nuanced - all activity, replies to my conversations, mentions, maybe even words in a list or activity by people in a list. This may sound too detailed but imagine a team of 100 chatting about things, but I want to know immediately if my boss is in the conversation or if it's about a project I'm working on.
3. Notifications & unreads should update more quickly. I can go to my phone, see unread items that I previously read on my pc, refresh them and they disappear. Then, 30 seconds later, one of them will reappear as unread. This kind of behaviour makes users not trust the notifications.
Luciana Fonseca commented
This feature just make sense if channel could have a subset of member's team.
That would increase much more value in MS teams usage.
Artur Ventsel commented
I see a lot of voices about conversation notifications. I've added suggestion about follow/unfollow conversation thread. Kindly ask you to pay attention and vote if you think we heed this in application:
Neil Axtell commented
Like others it's not the Channels that gives me an issue - it's when someone starts a 1-2-1 chat with me and I don't have Teams maximised. Currently I only know they have tried to talk with me when I get an email notification 1.5 hours later!
Please just give me notifications that work as well as they do in Slack e.g. desktop notifications, Chrome notifications etc.
Yes, of course. Just copy slack :-)
It would also be good if the language referred to the feature. "Enable Notifications" would be good.
Please just make notification system similar to Slack later you can make it better.
Teemu Puolitaival commented
This unfortunately won't help us at all. We use Teams as a way to communicate _between_ teams. Channel wide notifications are used to get attention from a certain team to help to solve a problem. We have five different teams and everyone is a member in each team. In this way team member from team X can go and ask help from team Y using a channel notification. Because we are unable to have separate notification settings for each team everyone is getting notified all the time when channel notifications are being used. We would like to get notified only when someone is using a channel notificaiton in our OWN team, to be able to help the person who is asking the question.
Following a channel does not help at all - it actually makes things worse - because following a channel notifies every single text that is added to a channel. The reason why we want separate notification settings for each channel is to get LESS useless (and a bit disturbing) notifications, but still to get notified when something relevant to us is being said in a channel, when notifications are used.
This still doesn't help. To be honest i would like this to work like it does in slack :)