This feature request is now under review.
I’ll update this topic as we move through the decision process. Thank you for the suggestion.
Response from MS support is below. Don't get your hopes up but either ask family and friends to vote for this, or move to Slack.
My request (several previous emails):
I’m sorry but I find your [previous] response lacking. Saying there’s no ETA for this is not good enough. As I clearly stated in my previous email I need an reply giving a ballpark value of 1 week/1 month/3 months/6 months/1 year/never. Am I correct in assuming that given there’s no ETA that would put an estimate off the end of the 1 year scale?
If this isn’t even on the backlog of work for the team, then how long is the backlog? If the backlog is 3/6 months work then this is 6+ months away. This is the sort of response I’m looking for. Please don’t sugar coat it. Just be up front.
As it stands, surely this only leaves me with the option of moving to Slack which has this feature. Can you confirm this is your recommendation?
From MS Support:
As ... previously stated there is no ETA on when this feature will be released. What this means is there is not a time frame we can provide you, nor is there any saying in if this feature will be considered for future release with the Office 365 product. The quickest and best route to go at this point would be reaching out directly to our developers at on the existing thread you sent to us at https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/17153099-webhook-needs-to-support-forced-notification-a-la. If there are enough upvotes on this feature and our developers see this feature requested by enough customers, it will be available in a future update. However, we cannot guarantee this nor can we provide a time frame. Due to us being on the Office 365 technical support team and being purely a break/fix area of support, at this point there is no further information we have for you regarding this and we have reached the end of our support line. I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused for you or your business. For your convenience, I've included an Office 365 Roadmap below that lists updates that are currently planned for applicable subscribers.
At least I now have the backlog link :-)....
I don't know who/how to poke people at MS to give an ETA on this. I did find this which I think is related. Nobody replying through.... :-(
Performance has been and continues to be a big focus area for Teams. One main area we have made improvements in is responsiveness for the most frequent user actions of switching between Chat, Channel, and Activity. We are also focused on reducing resource consumption and application load time. More improvements are on the way.