Make "Follow this channel" the default setting.
Usual Microsoft lack of UI intuition.
Channels should be followed by default with the user unfollowing it if they wish.
Thank you for the feedback. Changing the default setting is under review by the feature team, and your feedback is very useful as they are evaluating.
kris castillo commented
Guys. even Discord, a FREE application for video games has this on by default. I WANT my users to know when there are new notifications by default. The whole point is instant communication where you dont need to think about checking your teams for updates.
Now i have to waste time training users on how to use notification settings and hope they actually do it. Otherwise it defeats the purpose of teams for us and we might as well use email.
We are trying to adopt to teams but we have people missing channel messages as the default is set to off and there is no way to force this to on in the Admin centre. Our staff are looking at reverting back to slack as they get all notifications. We need a way to force all channel messages to ON or control it in the Admin centre as a priority.
THis is basic, the user should choose what messages they dont want to receive not microsoft.
You have my voice/vote,
we are losing people back to WhatsApp or similar,
at least give us the admin option for setting this as default
Adding my voice. This should be a setting determined by the end-user, not by Microsoft. If a team member finds the information to be inapplicable for them, they can change the notifications themselves.
John Silman commented
Why not give the option in admin settings to choose what the default should be? Understand that not everyone wants notifications by default but for those that do it's a huge issue in getting buy in for the feature.
Using @ is just not feasible when you want to send out announcements to very large teams etc.
Can we compromise and get this thing done already?! I can see both sides, but our adoption has come to a halt because too many messages are sitting unread when they are only indicated by BOLD somewhere buried inside a Team under a certain channel. Yes, they could use @mentions when sending things, but more often than not you want the members to eventually see these communications at some point, if not right away. So now you have to @mention everything. Otherwise, you are asking people to have to dig into every team and then into the channel to see the message. Wouldn't it make sense to have all messages go to the Activity feed? After all, it is called Activity Feed and the posts sent to my Teams are Activity. That way I don't have constant banner prompts, but I can go to one place, my Activity Feed, to review what has happened today. If you want to see only ones where I have been at mentioned, then filter that out Yes, I could have each and every user go into each and every channel to set this setting to Feed Only, but that is impractical and a self-management headache.
Scott McWhirter commented
I personally do not think this would be helpful. We have had the issue of people creating too many teams for too many things and having notifications set to on by default would be overwhelming for so many people and frustrating. In my opinion, a better solution is to teach people to use @ mentions for things that pertain to certain people.
is there any update on this??
Glenn Mckenna commented
Do you think that this sort of UI would be easier for the users ?
Bradley Bristow-Stagg commented
My COO just came and asked me about this as well as for certain channel to be sticky (members cannot unfollow)
Yes, we found this has now killed adoption of Teams in just 6 months. Everyone has abandoned and gone back to just sending everything through email. Freakin' Microsoft.
Please make this happen soon. I'm a huge believer in Teams as a tool, but when members of the team are unaware of their involvement it is pointless.
Add this feature now please.
I second the motion: As an Admin i would like to force notifications "ON" to the corporate channel. This should be a basic feature in such communication tool as TEAMS
Sal Catalano commented
Even badge marker works.
Adding my name to this list. I hope If it's existing, please help me find it. If not, please fill this basic need. We are just getting going with TEAMs and will have to bail on it if we need to double our efforts simply to notify a team member.
We have the same problem... We installed Teams to all the workforce, even firstline workers and we have a Company Channel for informations, newsletters and alerts.
As an Admin i would like to force notifications "ON" to the corporate channel. This should be a basic feature in such communication tool as TEAMS.
This is an issue for us as well. New to Teams but users are missing posts as we can't expect them to go through every channel and turn the notifications on. We should be able to default the organisation setting to on and let users mute individual channels. Key messages are now being emailed as well to ensure people read them. Really impacting our rollout of Teams as some people are reverting back to email because of this.
2 Years old and no improvement! Really? Is there someone listening at MS?
We absolutely need this. Any update?
I agree this is a must have feature.