As the last status states, we have been testing for several months. Although many people have asked for this feature, we received a similar amount of feedback from other users that they prefer the Teams notifications and don’t want them changed. We are currently testing a feature for users to choose between Teams notifications & Windows notifications.
We will update you as work progresses.
Overall, Teams generally gives far too many notifications, and I have to turn almost all of them off. No desire to see this in the Win10 notification mess either. Much better to have more granularity in configuring alerts, and have the choice as to where I want to see them.
Aaron McElwee commented
WE NEED THIS. has been a requested feature for over 3 years.
Louis De Souza commented
When this feature is updated, will you also include a way to receive discreet notifications? Only notify when a new chat message is waiting to be read. Please do not show the sender or message. This is important when the screen is being shared in a meeting. Skype for business did this before with the app flashing in the taskbar.
فرشید صابری commented
Teams notifications are missed if you are not realized while it is popped up.
What someone may lose it it is integrated with action center? If you mean beautiful ui. you can customize ui in action center notifications.
David S commented
I'm confused how this isn't already a thing.
Justin Richards commented
I welcome the change from the Teams notification and can't understand why people would 'prefer' the Teams-specific notification. It's jarring and doesn't fit what Microsoft has built as their 'standard'. You can't expect other developers to use what you provide if you can't even do it yourself.
Şafak Gür commented
I find Windows Notifications easier to manage, especially considering that Focus Assist can control them. Action Center is a core Windows feature that should be embraced by other Microsoft products and improved separately if necessary.
@Alex, the current response that other users want Teams to retain its own notifications isn't really a rational response. If those users don't like the MS Windows notification system, then that's valid feedback for the MS notification system, not an excuse for Teams to break from the system and go its own way. One of the most frustrating features with MS is lack of consistency. Consistency and standardization are their own virtues in UI and UX design, being more important than a feature being great in its own right, but unique and non-standard. Further, it is purely to MS advantage to embrace this: each app that uses standard features helps users become familiar with and accustomed to that feature. Once used to it, they prefer it, helping MS across all its offerings relative to competing products or operating systems. Lack of consistency just makes it harder for MS to achieve a critical mass of users caring about a particular feature, hurting all the other MS apps and value of the OS compared with alternatives.
I don't mind as you say, that there will be an option for users to select, but PLEASE keep working for standardization and consistency with all other MS apps and OS. The other comments that Teams should be in the MS Store is another example of this. All of those are examples of Teams acting like it doesn't need to be part of the ecosystem. Very frustrating and missing the opporutinity to help the rest of the MS ecosystem.
Make Teams an UWP app with beautiful fluent design and distribute it exclusively through Microsoft Store. All new features should be always Windows first. Have some imagination, make it happen ASAP.
"Although many people have asked for this feature, we received a similar amount of feedback from other users that they prefer the Teams notifications and don’t want them changed." -- Alex (Teams Engineering, Microsoft Teams) responded · February 12, 2020
Understood, however, would it not be logical to embrace your own Operating System's built-in notification platform? Unless you're trying to create havoc and confusion by forcing users to be bombarded with notifications in a bunch of different places.
"We are currently testing a feature for users to choose between Teams notifications & Windows notifications." -- Alex (Teams Engineering, Microsoft Teams) responded · February 12, 2020
Good, this would be a happy medium. Set Teams to use the Operating System's built-in notification platform by default, giving users the option to change it if desired.
Can't wait on this one. I'd really like to see notifications in the Action Center!
Benjamin Cawrse commented
Thank you, can't wait!
I'm a huge fan of the action center and disable all notifications so I can periodically glance at the little box in the corner whenever I'm in-between development focus. It's one of my favorite Windows features.
Turned off Teams notifications except for '@'s as a temporary fix but looking forward to rolling Teams notifications into my preferred workflow.
Good to see this gone into testing phase - me, and others like me, who engineer AI machines, would like to see this implemented in due time. Thank you for your assurance.
~Vibhor Tyagi (Techie at Engineer.AI)
Make the notifications of a new message larger, more permanent, part of the windows environment, and give an option for the chat window to popup over the top of everything else on the screen!
This needs to be finished!!! And the option needs to be there for a larger more permanent notification. Our staff is constantly missing notifications dur to the terrible, tiny, little, quiet popup!
Alan Whitten commented
For audio alerts; I'd be content with being able to simply choose my own sound either from the GUI or the 20 year old Sound interface in ControlPanel
Shawn Keene commented
I hate it when every app thinks they need to invent their own notification system when the OS already has a great one, with great controls and customization. If Teams used the Win10OS notifications, you could even pick a custom sound for it.
Thanks for the update! Hopefully it can move out of testing in Q1!
Bogdan Marius Calapod commented
Any update on this ? I've currently been using the webapp as a workaround (installed via Microsoft Edge Dev). Works decent, but when I have a lot of stuff open Edge tends to put the page in "sleep" mode so I don't get any notifications.