We are excited to share we have started the roll out of Windows 10 Native Notifications for Teams! The roll out will be completed over the next few weeks, and we will share an update as soon as one is available.
To learn more about how to switch Windows notification styles in Teams, please visit https://support.microsoft.com/office/change-your-notifications-style-in-teams-0da93820-93d0-4da3-86b6-fc28d19908e3.
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Leonard de Ruijter commented
Another reason why native Windows 10 notifications would be very welcome, is accessibility for screen reader users. Currently, it is not possible to focus a notification with a global shortcut, so if you want to focus it, you'll have to use alt+tab until you reach the notification, if it's not already dismissed after the five seconds period. Windows 10 notifications can be focused with a shortcut key (Windows+shift+v). Not to mention that the reply functionality in the current notification is far from ideal when using a screen reader.
One big problem about notifications on Windows is that they show up at the bottom right corner, exactly over the Teams chat. It is very common that I cannot see in the screen what I am writing. One suggestion is that one could configure where info appear on the screen, or the popup appear on screen. I myself would move the chat list to the right, so that the popup does not bother me, or change the popup to the upper right corner on Windows. I frequently use the popup for a fast response while doing something else on Teams.
Hi Alex, months testing? Any news? There should be a setting in Teams that the user can activate or not the W10 notifications
So, there is 2020 and still in testing?? This is very important feature! Because Windows notification center keeps notifications until you read them and Teams notifications disappears after 5 seconds and thus you don't have history for context. There should be an option to switch between Teams and Windows notifications.
For me, the most important feature with this integration is dismissing a teams notification with middle mouse click. It really annoys me how I cannot do that with the current notification schema.
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)
[Deleted User] commented
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!