Browser/OS independent desktop notifications using HTML5
Not sure about the desktop clients because there isn't one available for my operating system. However, the web app is essentially unfit for purpose because I can't tell when anyone is trying to contact me unless I sit there, constantly staring at the app.
This is still being worked upon and making good progress! Stay tuned for additional updates.
David Constantine commented
This is a huge feature. Enable chrome or any other browser's option for allowing notifications. We have users who use Microsoft Teams via the browser because they are on Chromeboxes and they do not get any notice that they have pending chats or messages.
Gary Griffin commented
Same old story with Microsoft. Relying on their monopoly power and legacy install base to ignore basic features and not support other platforms. Back to Slack we go.
I really cannot understand that how careless microsoft teams development team can be that they they missed such a huge feature in web app.
Benjamin Hecht commented
Gaurav Sharma commented
This is a very much needed feature.
Miguel Angel Garcia Grande commented
What's the point to a chat/email application you don't get notifications from? Do we have to schedule ourselves to check the browser every now and then?
Desktop notifications in web applications is no longer an issue. This is a must for any chat/email client.
Dominik Dünnebacke commented
Currently the Teams app is not compatible with non-persistent-VDI environments, such as Citrix and RDS. There is already a feature request to fix that: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/18882088-non-persistent-vdi
In that scenario using the web app is a great option but the lack of notifications makes it hard to get the backing of the users and thus the management. Also on Linux notifications would be a great enhancement.
The lack of this feature is currently preventing us from rolling out in a 1000 user environment.
Web app is almost useless without desktop notifications, and since it is the only option for some of us this should be a high priority.
Lorenzo S. commented
No (desktop) notifications from the browser is a big issue. On various teams we are trying to move to Microsoft teams, but missing chat notifications is a real problem for effectively using this tool.
Leonard Lee commented
I'm unable to get any notifications here too. This is dismal because we're attempting to move over from slack but if there's no notifications, it won't be too useful. a fast paced environment will benefit from notifications
Sure there will be noise but it's needed noise. if not, just switch it off per channel i guess?
Lorenzo S. commented
Please add standard browser notifications so that this becomes barely usable on Linux
Paul Stejskal commented
Please implement. It's not that hard. It's frustrating that this isn't a feature. My company went from using IRC in my team to Teams and I run Linux and don't have an option outside of a VM for running this.
Sidney McGeer commented
Can confirm notifications in Chrome are borked
Myself and many of my coworkers are using the Teams browser version with Chrome on Linux and would greatly appreciate being able to receive desktop notifications. I would also be open to writing a Teams app to add this functionality if possible.
Adam Nicholson commented
@Chris we've got a few people in the office that were using @Pete's solution below, but that has mysteriously stopped working for all of us at some point over the past couple of months
@Pete Is you solution still working ? it doesn't for me.
Pete Bostrom commented
I've got this working by setting the Chrome notifications to Allow, rather than Ask (default).
Teams doesn't seem to ask to send notifications, but if you set it manually to allow then it worked for me.
1. Click the Secure padlock in the address bar
2. Set Notifications to "Always allow on this site"
I'm surprised this is not at the top of the list.
Dominic Gray commented
I think one the best option is ZetPush https://zetpush.com/.
Christoph Lütjen commented