Dec 19 2019 09:13 AM
Dec 19 2019 09:13 AM
Is there a way to change the notification settings for everyone that is part of a Team Channel? In other words... we have a channel in our Teams chat that we want everyone to receive notifications for whenever there is a reply in that channel.
I don't mind using PowerShell or whatever I need to use in order to achieve this. We just want everyone on the team to receive notifications for all replies in a channel.
We attempted to migrate a client group to Teams in order to enable functionality with our Office 365 setup. We have an app for them to use, and we have a Site that we share files on, etc. This group of people are newer to technology, so having everything be user-friendly is a must.
The problem came up that nobody was receiving notifications for replies in the Team channels. They are only used to SMS text messaging and group texting, so they want to use the channels similarly to group texts.
The group ended up switching back to texting because its easier for them to use. We need them to switch to Teams, so we want to fix this issue for them and make things as easy as possible.
Dec 19 2019 10:17 AMSolution
No, only the users themselves can modify their notification settings, you cannot control this on their behalf.
Dec 19 2019 01:17 PM
No way at all? I'm sad to hear that. It would be okay if the default was that everyone receives notifications for all replies in a channel, but this is not the case... which is a problem for us.
I will let my team know.
Thank you for telling me~
Mar 16 2020 06:05 AM
@Reylin4 I agree with you and noticed the same thing. We just switched to Office 365 from G Suite and I'm planning training for my team and thought it was odd that notifications are OFF by default as most users aren't going to go through 20 channels just to turn them all on. Came across this post by searching how to force them on with no luck. Weird that there's no way to do this or at least have them ON by default. I thought sure it would be the other way around, TOO many notifications that you want to turn off vs trying to turn ones on!
Mar 16 2020 06:17 AM
@Reylin4 How about just putting an @Mention of the Channel Name in each message. Everyone would get that, right?
Mar 16 2020 06:23 AM
Apr 08 2020 04:23 PM
@psychobunny83 I have just tested @ team name, and all members in the team received notification, including those with notifications turned off. Good work around, however would be better if we can get the default setup to be notifications on, with user having option to turn off.
Apr 15 2020 06:50 AM
@Vasil Michev , I would like to add my vote for Microsoft to allow team owners to set channel notification settings that apply to all team/channel members. There could be some flexibility, such as owners being able to indicate whether or not team members can override channel notification settings put in place by the team owner. It is unreasonable to expect each team member to go in individually and turn on channel notifications for an important channel, especially for large teams.
May 14 2020 08:57 AM - edited May 14 2020 08:58 AM
When a team channel is created and users are added the default for notifications should be set to ON. We are an organization with a significant population of technologically challenged users so when I add users to a channel they never see any activity because they don't know how to turn on the notifications. The default should be ON please.
May 24 2020 10:42 AM
I suggest you all sign-in to UserVoice to vote for this enhancement request. Link: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/. If you search for "channel notifications default", you will see the same or similar request multiple times. I found and voted for five requests that I found. Here is the comment I left on each page besides voting for each enhancement request:
"I agree COMPLETELY. This same request has been requested in other UserVoice threads. Is there any reason not to allow administrators to make sure users get notified? (1) Notifications should be ON by default. (2) Administrators should be able to turn on notifications for all users for each channel."
Jul 15 2020 02:08 PM
@PatrickDuganHolmes In addition, I would add that if notifications are turned on by Default, perhaps there should also be a switch that would allow only group owners to send messages to the group. I can imagine the reason for not including this option is to prevent everyone in the company from spamming everyone else on the team with Chat messages.
Aug 29 2020 05:36 AM
Oct 14 2020 02:43 PM
Oct 19 2020 11:01 AM
@Jim Rice, I have that option for each channel. Use the "hamburger" for the channel and choose "manage channel" and you can change the permissions for who can post. I would like to see another layer that only admin can post and users can reply rather than only all or none.
Dec 14 2020 08:39 AM