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.
Use System notifications for macOS desktop app.
This comes with multiple advantages:
- Not shown if Do Not Disturb mode is on
- Built-in reply functionality
- Easy to dismiss with a swipe
- Consistent with entire OS
This isn't just about looking right. I put on "do not disturb" whenever I have a meeting and I need to share my screen. This disables all notifications.
That doesn't work for Teams and can potentially expose something very embarrassing while screensharing. Like someone making a comment about another person not thinking it might show up on a webconference.
Do not disturb is an important feature. Don't break it please.
Balázs Gerlei commented
I really don't understand why Teams use a different notification system than the system one on macOS. It is really inconvinient, please integrate with the system notifications instead!
I agree, for me this is a strong reason not to use teams.
Peter Caruso commented
This is super important. Without a reliable notification system, I can't rely on teams for information when multitasking. I don't see why you would use your own notification system over the built in feature which has proven to be 1000 times better
I cross-linked to the much more popular quiet hours topic
This should move to the 'MAC' node. I assume that teams going integrate these to OSX and they are probably (hopefully) watching that node.
We have already come to grips with the fact that this app will never been fully native, but please at least use native push notifications. :) Do your best to be a good macOS citizen.
Alexander Ruhland commented
This would be a huge improvement to Teams. During work i frequently use the Do not Disturb setting for Notifications on Mac. E.g. to not get disturbed by notifications during presentations or screensharing.
Teams doesn't integrate with the MacOS notification system, therefore one has to remember to turn off teams notifications explicitly. That extra step wouldn't be necessary if the OS notification system was used.
Derk-Jan Hartman commented
And the current notifications don't adhere to the Do Not Disturb setting of the notification centre, which is very annoying !
Evan McDaniel commented
The lack of native macOS notifications could be the main reason we choose Slack over Teams.
yes! this would be very useful!
Jaime Zaragoza commented
Not only that, "Teams notifications" appear behind the native notifications, it's such an awful "solution"
Steve Novoselac commented
should this item be merged here?
Gary Keeler commented
The problem I have with the current notifications is that I can't dismiss one without opening Teams. I.E. A notification comes up and I click the "X" to close it but instead it opens teams up.
Obviously this is a issue because every message requires me to stop what I'm doing just to make the notification disappear.
Andrej Kosyak commented
please do it :)
How is this not a launch feature? Notifications have been part of macOS before it was renamed macOS. Leave it to Microsoft to go and do something drastically different and less functional on the Mac. Please fix this ASAP.
This is a must.
Jason Tenpenny commented
I don't really understand why this functionality wasn't present out of the gate. Seems like a no-brainer to me. It's not like you're doing something cool with the custom notification that you couldn't have done with the system notification.
J. Davis commented
+5 to this one, PLUS these notifications don't disappear when I move into the app, and they last WAY too long. Native native native for all these things, otherwise it's not intuitive and I'd rather use free slack or gchat.