Allow different notifications options on teams and channels
Chaz Weber commented
Muting certain channels helps keep the noise down on stuff that you need to be informed of or are interested in but don't need to check right away.
To echo what others have said, there needs to be the option to mute a channel. Basically notifications on a more specific level would be helpful so you don't receive notifications for everything or nothing. For example, if you want to pay attention to one channel and not another you should be able to mute notifications for the channel that you don't want notice from.
i find it a bit annoying if i'm actively viewing a 'followed channel' and still get the red notification icons in the 'activity' tab, although it should be fairly obvious that i already read those items
Andi Rustandi Djunaedi commented
think of how a user mute all notification,
and only get notified only on some team or channel,
or only when my user is explicitly mentioned.
Andi Rustandi Djunaedi commented
this requirements fulfils the other end of spectrum of the "follow a channel" feature.
on some (or should I say most) channels and teams, we don't want to be notified at all,
unless someone explicitly mentioned us.
Jeff West commented
Yes this is important. In addition, the ability to configure a notification when specific words are used is also very valuable. This is available in Slack.
Yea, confusion on what Following a channel does.
Jon Pilon commented
Probably a big need I've heard feedback on here is the need for different privacy settings for notifications. Some options that have been requested are:
1) Pop up to show you received a message from a person with their name and picture, but not show content of the message.
2) A "do not disturb" mode that is automatically enabled when your are set as busy in your calendar.
The main issue is notifications popping up in meetings that may contain sensitive information, or not be appropriate for the context of the meeting. It would be nice if the popup didn't get displayed while in meeting mode.
Lance Moonshower commented
This is still needed, and I wanted to 2nd the comment from David Jackman about not understanding what "Follow a Channel" even does for notification. Am I supposed to get emails, alerts, or what? I've turned this on for several channels and have yet to see a notification on any conversations.
would still like to be able to follow a task (I'm not a owner of) - as well as assigning different members (of the channel) to the specific task.
Juha Uotila 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.
Jared Brandon commented
Channels are where the work actually happens, so notifications at the Team level are to general. I need to be able to mute one channel, and follow another based on my personal involvement in given channels. Channels serve different purposes and have varying levels of priority—notifications at the channel level should follow that pattern and give me more control over what I am notified about from what channel. Control over certain @mentions would be very helpful as well (team wide, individual, organization, etc.)
Yes still needed, you really shouldn't be asking if this is still needed - just look at the vote count, that should be enough to tell you.
I want to add a "+1" for the comment of "Fabian V commented · March 24, 2017 18:42". Sadly, I can only vote for issues, not comments, so I'll this here instead. This is more or less the use case that I want as well.
Zach Reliford commented
The company I work for recently migrated to Teams (I was on an account who was essentially testing the environment for the company). We previously used Skype, and the notifications seems to be much more straightforward. With that said, Teams is making strides. Like others have mentioned, more customization for notifications is desired. For instance, we use a single Team but have multiple channels (I believe somewhere in the neighborhood of 20, including location specific channels, account/customer specific channels, and a general channel as well).
Ryan Galgon commented
I want to mute a channel. Even channels that I am not following still pollute the activity notification area.
Fabian V commented
We use Mindalign a product that Microsoft purchased but did not support going forward. The product worked well for the following scenarios:
1. Emergency channels - Channels that are related to immediate attention, production issues, very important users that need attention right away, or anything important that members need to look into ASAP. Mind align solved this issue by allowing the member of the channels to configure how they want to be notified on the channel, a popup that would get in front of everything else, a particular sound, both.
2. Normal channels - channels that are important but do not require immediate attention. A less prominent notification works well in this case. I do not want to be interrupted, but at some point I need to know there are messages that I need to address
3. Social really low priority. Messages that might be for a leisure activity or something else that does not need my undivided attention at all, but it would be nice to know that there is activity in a particular channel. Having a conversation about basketball keep popping up can be annoying, but having a message from a manager about a server been down, a noticeable/prominent mechanism can be appreciated as well as needed.
As far as Teams go, the options are: Only show in alerts list, Banner, Banner and Email and Off. But the alerts are at a global level. I would think enabling alerts per channel and adding a sound per channel would cover the requirements we have.
Hope this helps.
Michael Dickerson commented
Yes, still very important. Being able to subscribe to get notifications of all thehappenings in one channel is important, but being able to mute a channel or leave one that is part of a group you are in is a different issue and just as important.
Jim Peluso commented
I may want to mute a channel, or not join one.
Luke Truan commented
Yes, this is still an important feature. Being able to select which channels you received notification from is very important. This also brings up the topic of scheduled meeting notifications and the ability to see them from within the mobile app.