12-14-2017 06:40 AM
12-14-2017 06:40 AM
My team is used to other chat programs such as Glip or Skype which usually pop-up a window when a message is sent, or send a loud ding so you know to check it. While this may annoy some people, others in my team have requested it as a feature so they notice when a conversation or IM is initiated in Teams.
My team members tend to fall back to older programs due to lack of louder more visible notifications.
Is there a workaround to this until Microsoft builds in better notification systems?
12-14-2017 08:11 AM
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12-14-2017 08:22 AM
05-28-2018 04:57 AM
05-30-2018 04:37 AM
I would say, that they wants notification so, that if you will have minimalized Microsoft Teams (native app) client and somebody will send you message, that small rectangle will overlap your active screen for let say 5 seconds and you will know, who write to you and will see shortcut of message (let say first 30 characters). It would be useful if you will have installed teams client on the desktop and use for example remote desktop to work on another computer remotely, because without this notification you have no way hot to notice, that somebody wants to communicate with you without constantly checking it yourself. Skype for business had this type of notification, Outlook has as well this type of notification.
This notification is usually displayed at the right bottom corner of the screen for several seconds.
As well skype notifies you when somebody will connect like this way:
06-04-2018 07:03 AM
I have already find out workaround for this here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams/No-toast-notifications-in-Teams-Desktop-App/t...
It is needed to have channel in favourite, setup follow on given channel, have setup notifications to minimally banner and after changing this setting is needed to sign out and sign in, in order to have changed setting any effect.
09-24-2018 08:51 AM
Maybe the new "Priority notifications" will do the trick for you? It alerts the recipient to an urgent message and automatically notify the recipient every two minutes for up to twenty minutes.
01-23-2019 09:43 AM
I don't know if this counts as "workaround" or "hack", but we've just solved it by using Teams in the browser (via office.com) rather than the desktop app, and then when Chrome asks "Do you want to enable desktop notifications?" take the unusual step of saying Yes...
Bingo! A less-featureful but still useful toast notification on OS X!
01-23-2019 12:13 PM
And if you want the notifications to last longer, do a search for 'ease of use' on your computer - there's a setting for both Windows 10 and Windows 7 to extend the length of the notification. That helps when 5 seconds is just too short. Drawback then is you usually have to close them manually to get rid of the whole thing!
I really like the Chrome notification system - I've turned that on as well.
And I use my phone with Teams notifications in persistent mode.
Course now all my computers are notifying me - desktop, phone, mac, iPad, watch....
01-24-2019 11:23 AM
My problem with this is that it doesn't work quite like Skype for business. If I don't open up the Teams window and it is just running in the background, I will get notifications in the system tray, but new messages will not flash in the tool bar like Skype. If I'm away from my desk when I get a message, I won't always see the system tray icon as it is much less noticable. And if I am working with a Remote Desktop session, that usually covers that system tray icon on my main screen anyway. I would love if it could also flash in the toolbar like it does if you have the main team window open. I would then be much more likely to see that on either of my monitors.
01-24-2019 11:35 AM
05-29-2019 10:56 AM
This is an old thread but, just in case it's useful for others... in Teams, click your profile pic in the upper right-hand corner of screen > Settings > Notifications. Can enable banners, emails, etc. Pretty helpful.
06-18-2019 07:12 AM
@Christopher Webb You're right, there is a "sound", but I can't hear it if I am busy with something else. I have missed the alert many times. I want a foghorn! Something I can really notice. I work from home so it won't bug anyone else, but it will really let me know when someone wants to reach me.
@Christopher Webb wrote:
what client are you using? Teams has notifications like Skype all day long aka "Banner" notifications for everything and a sound. Not to mention toast notifications on toolbar and in the application.
06-18-2019 07:15 AM