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.
We are continuing to work on this feature. As with Windows notifications, we are also doing work to give users the choice between Teams notifications & Mac notifications.
We will update you as work progresses.
Sydney Beal commented
When will there be another update on the rollout of this feature? It's becoming critical as many people are working remotely and constantly needing to stop what they are doing to check the Teams app for notifications that popped up and disappeared. Thanks in advance, we would all appreciate a native OS notification feature!
Benoit Milgram commented
This is a much needed basic thing. If you working with Teams open but not displayed on the screen you're just missing half of the thing if you don't have your sound on :(
Teams is an Electron app, which has a very simple push notification API. How did you manage to make it so ******** complicated?
We're dealing with this massive virus thing and all forced into this application to work from home and we have to deal with this awful notification system. Seriously Microsoft, it would take like 1 hour tops to just use the system notifications and end this madness. We have enough to deal with right now without missing notifications because you're too proud to admit your proprietary notification system was a total failure. 3000 plus votes and nearly 500 comments and you can't even get this right. Total fail, what a joke.
I need this feature so I don't miss notifications from my students. My department standardized on teams instead of slack.
Seriously. Post the code on github and just let the community fix this ffs.
We started working from home today, the company has decided on Teams as our go-to app for communications, and I've already missed quite a few messages because of this.
Nothing's been massively important, fortunately, but it's not good to look like you're skiving on your first day at home!
I know that it's not hard to use the Mac notification system, I've done it (although it was a couple of MacOS versions ago). As Teams Engineering have been "working on it" for almost 2 years, I'd be inclined to believe at this point that this feature is never going to be released.
Unless there's something really, really bad about the Teams codebase that makes notification integration extremely difficult, there's no way it should be unfinished after 23 months of work.
We moved from slack to teams. And it's been frustrating. I'm missing a lot of messages from my team. Everyone is asking why I haven't responded, or they aren't responding to me. It's bc we missed the message notification. Please add this feature. Especially now that everyone is going remote.
Aleksey Razbakov commented
Those custom notifications on Mac are super distracting. Idea was submitted in 2016, any progress?
Kevin Boosten commented
⏰ Please come on Microsoft. Teams now does not adhere to "Do not disturb" mode due to the custom notifications.....
Jason Tenpenny commented
Apparently no progress has been made since we haven't gotten any more updates. This is ridiculous! I'm not a programmer, but I could have taught myself enough to build this myself in the 2 years this has been "actively being worked on". Apple has done all the legwork!
Matt Richards commented
Please fix. Please please please please please.
[Deleted User] commented
Holy ****! This isn't rocket science. You have been working on this super simple feature for over two years now? You could have written a whole new app by now.
I work with several monitors and I need the notifications to pop up in the standard top right of my main monitors to properly keep on top of Teams (I run my my comms software, outlook, etc) on a secondary monitor to give screen space to my main work.
Without the notifications popping up i have to choose between missing things for some time or constantly checking teams....
Yes pleeeeaaassee. MS Teams notifications end up *UNDER* the real OS notifications, so they're very easily missed / impossible to interact with before sliding away / outside of the queue of other notifications. It's a real mess. The sooner the option exists to make the notifications *real actual OS notifications* the better, especially now that we're relying on the tool much more heavily with COVID-19 making my team / whole university remote.
Please prioritize this! Use standard OS APIs on the Mac! Thats just basic "being a good platform citizen" ya'll!
Bouke Haarsma commented
There's even a persistent window, which can be given focus using Cmd+Tab. Which sucks, as it breaks multi-desktop setups, as the desktop with the main window won't be brought to the front. This very much sucks big time.
Probably the Teams team uses Teams to communicate. That's why everything takes so long. We went back to emails for now.
Charlie Fish commented
As more and more companies require/suggest that employees work from home due to COVID-19, this is a stark reminder about how little Microsoft cares about their customers and users...
Peter Kasarda commented
@alex shame on Microsoft team!
It is hard to understand what is taking this long for this feature.
Every app I use on Mac uses the OS notifications.
I am very often in fullscreen mode and mute and I can't see or hear the notifications.