ROLLED BACK from public preview: Usability improvements to in-meeting notifications



Microsoft Teams is updating the user experience for how in-meeting notifications are displayed. Notifications will now be consistent in design and show up in a consistent position (top center of the meeting stage) as bubbles stacked on top of each other. This will avoid overlaps and give the users a cleaner visual experience. In addition, users can also snooze repeat notifications like chat bubbles. This will reduce the end users' confusion and irritation with the notifications.




Flighting status

Available to everyone in Public Preview channel. We have identified a regression and rolled back this feature from public preview, sorry about the inconvenience. 

How to enable

This experience will be enabled automatically during meetings. Thanks to this update, there will be less distractions and easier ways to understand what is happening during meetings (e.g. recording started).

Users will be able to see several in-meeting notifications, like

  • Raised hands
  • 5 minutes left in scheduled meeting time
  • Waiting in the lobby
  • You microphone is muted
  • Transcription and recording started


Note 1: If you need information about enabling the public preview itself, see “Enable the public preview for Teams” below.

Note 2: To be able to use this feature, users need to be in Public Preview. Users in the same meeting not in Public Preview will not see improved in-meeting notifications.

Supported clients and platforms






Google Chrome



Microsoft Edge

Internet Explorer












Known issues


Known limitations



Enable your Teams client for the public preview 


  1. First, IT admins need to set an update policy that turns on Show preview features. Learn how at Public preview in Microsoft Teams - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Docs.  
  2. Users then choose to join the public preview individually. Learn how at Get early access to new Teams features - Office Support ( 


Send us your feedback 

Got feedback on features in the public preview or other areas of Teams? Let us know straight from Teams via Help Give feedback This is on the bottom left of your client.



Thank you,

Preview Team, @Jan_Steberl 

Quality & Customer Obsession, Microsoft Teams

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