Team-specific notification settings
Currently the notification settings apply to all teams. But not all teams are created equal...sometimes we don't want to get certain notifications from a specific team. It would be nice if we can specify a team to inherit the global notification setting or to have its own notification setting.
I posted something related to this but is looking at it from the concept of the channels. Keep the Public (open door) and Private (locked door), but add a default channel as "Closed" (closed but unlocked door) where the Team members can look in and join if they want to follow or not as needed...no permission needed. https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/926545-teams-for-government/suggestions/42739034-enable-closed-channels-that-members-can-choose-t
Greg Lamb commented
Especially at this time it would be good to have a separate tone for teams that are either information only or general chatter teams. I don’t want to mute the chat but I don’t want a noticeable sound for new messages
Valerie Bergman commented
YES on this! I can set notification level overall, and in a channel, but not at the team level. I have a team I want to stay in, but there is a member who @mentions the entire team many times per day so my activity badge always shows things needing my review which actually are just FYI items for me. I have muted all of the channels, but that isn't correcting the notification issue. I want to mute the team - or mute the user.
Chris Bessler commented
This is actually a very important feature that would benefit the implementation of Teams within a company. Most best practices state that Teams adoption is best in those institutions where the leadership are actively using Teams versus email or some other method. In the two institutions I use teams (business and a private school), it is difficult for the top leadership to keep up with every notification, so they start ignoring them and then just wait for someone to pass them in the hallway to say something, defeating the purpose of Teams altogether.
Having the ability to manage notifications enables leaders to be on Teams and just check in when they want. If they are specifically @mentioned somewhere, then that needs to be what triggers the notifications on their devices.
Please add this to help company adoption!
Tim Del Vecchio commented
I thought private channels would do this, but they are like an exclusive team within a team. I want accessibility in a channel of all team members, but customize alerts/communications to not bother the whole team when the sub-team is working on something.
great idea I really need this function to stop distraction from certain depts without having to leave the group completely
Some class teachers are HODs and so don’t want the notifications just access to the class Team so they can review the class if it is necessary. If the notifications can be set independently for each team that would be good.
Good idea. We are getting too many notifications. A "Snooze Notifications" button that we could turn on & off depending on circumstances would be good.