This is in internal testing. I don’t have exact timing for you, but wanted to let you know it is coming!
Cary Schweitzer commented
This will work so long as I have to dismiss the notification. I'm tired of missing chats or getting an IM via another client asking if I saw the Teams chat. I shouldn't have to keep randomly checking the application to see if anyone chatted at me.
Hey! In Skype you could reply to messages directly from the notification pop-up. Please institute the same functionality in Teams. Thanks! ^_^
James O commented
If nothing else, if the system tray icon could change when there are unread messages or include an additional system tray indicator like Outlook does where there is new/unread mail, that would also help.
James O commented
The lack of reliable notifications for a communication app is simply mind-boggling. It's not a very good communication tool if you aren't aware of new messages that are sent when you aren't looking at the screen the moment it arrives.
People shouldn't have to open up the Teams app periodically just to look for new messages they don't know about or wait for an email alert an hour or so after the message was sent to be notified of a missed conversation. The app should pop up a notification of some kind that should (optionally) persist until it is manually cleared, the app is given focus, or the message is replied to via a quick action (and work across devices, so if message is replied to via mobile it clears the notification on desktop and vice-versa). Yes, all notification options are turned on/enabled as banner+email (or whatever the highest level is per configuration item).
This is also a reported issue for MacOS. https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/16941685-use-built-in-notifications-for-macos
I work for a very large multi-national company and our locale is the guinea pig for a potential Teams adoption across the entire company. Right now I cannot recommend it because of this specific issue.
This should be made the #1 priority above any and all other new features, especially if you want Teams to be a realistic contender for a communication tool. The fact that this issue was first raised in 2016 and it *still* not addressed just doesn't make sense.
Please get this (or some kind of notification system that makes sure users know about *all* of their unread new messages) on the roadmap for the next release.
Michael Hudson commented
Likewise, on OS X, use the "Notifications" system.
Integrate Teams notifications into the Windows Toast/Notifications system rather than it's own.
Why is this under review? This is the entire reason theres a notifications system in windows 10. If people need to control how, when, and what sends notifications its much nicer to do it from a central system in windows rather than per app. Theres no reason teams should be using its own notifications instead of the native ones, especially with the plans for continuity stuff in upcoming versions of windows.
I already ignore the Win10 notifications because too many apps spam them with 'look at me - I think I'm important', so this would be a significant backward step.
Look att how Slack does it, and then do just that!
Please can Teams notifications just use the standard system notifications in Windows 10 so that integrate into Action Center and behave like other notifications. It's strange that a modern Microsoft app doesn't do this from day 1.
How is this not integrated from day one? Windows has a notification center for a reason. Please add this to ensure a consistent user experience.
I voted for this, but I have to say I do still like the current notifications. I'm torn - if you can pull it off just as nicely with the Win10 notification center, do it!
I am worried that you guys would make me turn off notifications altogether
James Pain commented
Absolutely agreed that notifications need to be in the Windows 10 Notification Centre.
Would also need message previews in the notifications too, while you're at it.
The current notifications are a pop up window that exists as part of the teams app, rather than being part of windows. this leads to some goofy functionality where the notification shows up in the window list e.g. it is an alt tab target.
There are other weird things too like sometimes it isn't a tap target when using a touch screen.
Even without the wonkiness, the windows 10 notification center was added specifically to unify this kind of thing into one place because its a much better experience.
This is such an obvious one for me. Why do all my notifications go via the Windows 10 notification centre apart from Teams which has it's own annoying pop-up which doesn't obey the same rules.
Jason Tenpenny commented
I'm kind of curious why the product wasn't set up to work with OS notification systems to begin with. Seems counter-productive to develop your own independent notification system.
If you do this (and I'm not sure that you should), don't do like Slack did. All the notifications stay in the notification centre even after actually reading the messages in the app, so you end up with stale notifications polluting the notification centre. With Teams, even though I don't have a history of the notifications, I have a flashing orange icon in the taskbar and a count of messages, which is really all I need to get me to open the app. Be sure to keep these.
Stephen Just commented
Please also ensure that notifications honor Windows 10's presentation-mode notification hiding policy. It's quite embarrassing for notifications to pop up while in the middle of a presentation to hundreds of people.
Michael G. Santoroski commented
It would be nice if the notification showed some amount of the text, instead of just "There was a new message"