Turn off message preview in notification toast
Currently, when I receive a message, a preview of this message is displayed in the notification toast. As we will be using Teams at work, it would be great for privacy if I had the option to turn off these previews, so the notification toast will just say "New Message from XY"
This feature team has been aware of this request, and it is under review.
Heydar Elahi commented
Why this simple update is not comming? We don't want to see preview. It's a privacy issue.
Shveta Jindal commented
The message preview should not show up; even the first message from anyone. It should get minimized to the task bar, so we know there is a new message and on clicking the "flashing" icon in the task bar, one can check the message.
While collaborating (screen sharing or when someone is looking into your screen) these pop-ups can be distressing.
ruFo Tux commented
Yeah, there should be a middle in between getting notifications but not allowing to accumulate on the screen, maybe just show the first message.
Daniel Carroll commented
I don't care as much about the privacy as I do that it is wasted space. I don't need to/want to see message previews - just highlight that someone sent me a message, and I can click on it when I want to.
Just like you can opt out of message previews in Outlook to save space, I should have the same option in Teams.
Responsible Sharer commented
While i think this feature is a nice/must have. Just don't share your screen - learn to share applications only.
Joe G commented
Is this added yet? Absolutely critical in a world of virtual meetings and screensharing
Fernanda Oliveira commented
I would like to reinforce the importance of this feature. Now, to prevent the exposure of my privacy, I was forced to disable the chat notifications. Even if I stay alert, I’ve missed important messages because of that.
One possible solution is implement the same notification style used at Skype for Business, showing only the first message of the conversation.
Flint Buchman commented
Just disable any and all "toast" notifications and leave the icon flashing on the task bar. Skype had this option. Why couldn't MS have put it in TEAMS? For channels and individual messages. Also, have a way to make groups like in Skype. This way I can have a list of people in a department and don't have to try and remember each and every name. With everyone being virtual during the pandemic. it should have a higher priority.
Kristen Taylor commented
This is absolutely essential. I have had messages that customers should not be seeing come through while sharing my screen with them.
So, any updates? Been a while this was raised.
This is SO important. I lose a lot of productivity exiting out of toast notifications so I can do something or see something during a meeting etc. I only need 'one' toast no matter how many messages I have.
Also if I could have different settings when in a meeting (or busy) and when I'm not.
We are having this awful product enforced on us - and one of the problems is this inability to restrict pop-up notifications to ensure privacy of content.
How can this feature still not have been added in the 2.5 yhears since the idea was mooted?
As I recall MS also messed this up in Skype by downgrading the feature that the old messaging tool they bought up offered...
Cody M commented
Utterly critical. Won't use Teams on a regular basis until this is in. Simply cannot afford to have some message about financial performance pop up on the bottom of my screen when it's broadcast to a room of customers. I need notifications that can't be missed but don't divulge the message. Skype had several such options, now there's holdouts like me in our company who are refusing to move to Teams.
Louis De Souza commented
Can we please get an update on this feature regression from Skype for Business?
Notifications of a pending message without the message detail (sender and message) is important to retain privacy when the screen is shared during meetings. This used for work in Skype for business with a discreet flash in the taskbar.
This is so annoying, One of the most used features of Skype wasn't transferred to MS team, bravo Microsoft user experience team. We need the notifications without the message, how complicated is that.
PLEASE DISABLE THESE!! Not only are they super annoying, they're SUPER ANNOYING. And the block the screen when I'm typing in other Teams windows.
Paul Devadatta commented
The options to show notification in Teams should be similar to that in Outlook, i.e., independently choose whether you want the distracting desktop notification, an icon in the system tray, and possibly an overlay icon on the task bar. I definitely want to know that I have received a chat message; I just don't want it to to be so distracting and cover parts of the screen. Outlook has it right, so each person can choose the settings that suit their style of working.
Please fix this. This is the worst part of using Teams.
office worker commented
FIX IT NOW! nothing more annoying when reviewing something with a client and meanwhile an unaware colleague sends NSFW jokes or worse...
1 vote for this features! But also could be a hit the reverse: My collegue would like to have a "save the blushes" option... When they send a message they don't want that to be poped up on my screen!
Not to be discretionary by the recipient but a mandatory setting on the sender side...