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.
Thank you for your patience. We are thrilled to share Mac native notifications for Teams is now available as part of our Public Preview.
For more information about this feature, please visit Now in public preview: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-teams-public-preview/now-in-public-preview-mac-native-notifications-support/m-p/2391197
We look forward to your preview feedback!
C Thompson commented
i must be on the preview (not sure how), and this works, although they are quite invasive tbh - not sure how i provide feedback??
Chat notifications are great, but video notifications are needed too to be native.
Avatars in the notifications would also be nice.
I hope those changes will not last again 4 years to be implemented properly.
Cool. I got an update to the build number 12663 and now I have a capability to turn on notifications in the settings. It is great that you finally added support for this and I agree with what was previously mentioned:
- You need to include a contact photo/avatar in notifications to easily distinguish who sent you a message or posted a comment
- We need native call notifications too. Sometimes you are in the fullscreen mode and it's hard to find the right desktop where I can answer or reject the call.
We have native notifications, amazing work, however the text is truncated and you can't pull-down the notification to read the whole message. More (less, actually, don't over-engineer this) work needs to be done on this.
It would also be great to show the icon of the participant rather than just the teams icon.
Chat notifications is a good start, but this should really be expanded to all notifications for a uniform experience. Incoming calls or meeting notifications which are hidden below native Mac notifications is a real issue. In the short term, is it possible to move the native Teams notification window location elsewhere (top left?) so that it does not clash with the MacOS native notification placement?
Jaques le Roux commented
Good news indeed!
Just updated to it to test it out.
One thing I noticed. When setting DnD within macOS. Teams does not change its status.
- Will this be something that will be added in future?
This update is very good news.
Remember folks this is the public preview of this feature, so things are expected not to be fully polished.
I can't test it :((( Teams says that it was updated today but the version is 1.4.00.11161 and according to your doc the build number should be higher. What's wrong with it?
Jonathan Groves commented
The fact that this is only for chat notifications and still uses the stupid native notifications (that like to hide under everything) for calls is a huge fail. You guys were so close.........
John Duprey commented
Jason Tenpenny commented
I still don't understand why y'all stopped at chat notifications. Calls and meeting start notifications need to be native as well. Don't get me wrong, I'm very glad chat notifications have a native option now, since that's by far what I get the most of, but not being able to see the phone number that's calling me because it's underneath another native notification is still very frustrating.
Piotr Z commented
They've added this feature to Windows, so hopefully, after so long time, we will see this also on macOS...
Oh I am so excited in 14 days it will be shifted on the roadmap to july https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=66743
Thank you so much to the user on May the 3rd, your instructions have worked for me!
Oh god, I think I will send a productivity chart to our purchasing department with an PO from slack. That is so annoying and so delayed that I think our 10k people business will think about a change.
Julio Storino commented
any information about that?
Confirmed this is working on macOS Big Sur 11.3 (20E232), today :
-Enable Developer Preview, update teams. let it restart.
-Click 7x times the dock icon to enable Development menu.
-Go to Development menu > Hooks >
-Set enableMacNativeNotification to true.
-Go to Teams Settings and enable native mac notifications.
In my case, I needed to quit Teams and restart it to get the Mac notification asking me to allow notifications for MS Teams*. After that, I can confirm «Microsoft Teams» is listed with the other applications under the MacOS system preferences notification settings.
*Impatient me didn't RTFM and did not proceed with the action below which would probably have been enough for teams to display the notification request without restarting it...
- Test Message via development menu > Notification tests.
So far, messages notifications are working (been testing for around 10min, so YMMV), but I tested the notifications for meetings and calls, and these are still not native notifications.
The way I see it is that it's still better than before.
Good luck on your side !
PS : This is definitely too long overdue, and using the developer preview might prove problematic for some.
Ben Hinssen commented
Meanwhile we are halfway through 2021, what is the progress on this issue?
John Salch commented
it is absolutely ridiculous for this to continue to work the way it does when the idea was posted in 2016. Teams notification experience is horrible, so I turn it off and miss a lot of notifications but I also don't have the app constantly posting banners in the middle of my work.
MS is going to lose to Zoom, Slack or other products that handle this very rudimentary capability of allowing users to manage this in a productive and non-interrupting manner.
I was a big supporter of Teams but not anymore.
Chris S commented
Delayed again. What a shock.
> Updated April 21, 2021: Based on learning's from our early rings, we have made the decision to make additional changes before we proceed with the rollout. We will deliver a new Message center post once we we are ready to proceed with the rollout. Thank you for your patience.