Dec 07 2019 04:44 AM
Dec 07 2019 04:44 AM
We're facing a quite annoying problem with Teams meetings that causes all participants that were invited - irrespective of their response (unknown, decline, tentative) - to be brought into the meeting chat when the organiser begins the meeting and types in the chat box. We're getting a lot of users being confused as to how they ended up in a meeting chat and getting annoyed about chat notifications. Imagine how bad this is when you schedule a meeting for 'all' staff.
1 - Schedule meeting "Test meeting" in outlook or teams and select multiple participants - either through a distribution group or one by one
2 - Have one of the requested participants 'Decline' the invite
3 - Begin the meeting as the organiser
4 - Write 'Hi folks' in the meeting chat
5 - The person that declined the invite then get's a notification for 'Hi folks' for the meeting chat of "Test meeting"
They then need to leave the meeting or mute it.
Has anyone else had this and got any fixes or workarounds? Currently for large meetings, we're copying a link from another meeting and pasting it in the the invite in outlook so neither Teams or Outlook realises that it's a Teams meeting.
Dec 07 2019 09:37 PM
Dec 08 2019 03:40 AM
Mar 27 2020 01:10 AM
We still have this problem.
If someone declines a Team meeting in Outlook,
they still get notifikations in Teams (gets into the meeting).
Microsoft should have fixed it.
Mute meeting chats in Teams
By default meeting chats in Microsoft Teams will be muted until you either send a message in the chat, or join the online meeting. This will reduce notifications, but still allow you to keep track of the conversation.
Apr 15 2020 07:49 AM
@Chris Webb-- Thank you for this information. It is very useful. Unfortunately I don't see the issue in the backlog.
Users that declined a Teams meeting, still are asked to Join and still receive notices from the chat.
Why is this a problem?
I work with a number of group worldwide, many 6-12 hours separate from me. I decline many of the meetings because they occur at 2 or 3am in my local time zone. Unfortunately, we also use Teams for our on-call operational support. I cannot turn off Teams Notifications. :(
SOoo… Where can I find the address to send suggestions for the backlog? :)
Apr 15 2020 09:03 AM
Apr 15 2020 09:11 AM
@Chris WebbChannel meetings! <D'uh!> Of course. Now that makes since. Thank you!
Jun 30 2020 06:03 AM - edited Jun 30 2020 06:04 AM
II have a customer that is part of a distribution group that was sent a teams invite. She declined the meeting and got an e-mail that she now had SPAM in her account she needed to review. The e-mail was the "Declined Teams Meeting" e-mail. Is this part of this bug or something else?@johnnr892
Sep 18 2020 09:20 AM
Hi @Chris Webb ! We have this turned on but are still getting chat notifications in our Chat section of Teams. It no longer shows in the "Activity" area but does show in Chat. This will then muddy up the Chats area with meeting chats you declined. Any other way to stop all chat for meetings that are declined?
Dec 17 2020 07:46 AM
Mar 09 2021 07:13 AM
Mar 12 2021 03:20 AM
Is this problem still persistent? I had invited all staff to a meeting and several of them either didn't accept or explicitly declined but continued to see all chat notifications. The worse part was they kept seeing it even if they were invited to an external Teams meeting. Any way to overcome this problem?
Mar 12 2021 06:54 AM
@vijayjois of course it is still happening, check the data in my post and the post date itself.
Mar 29 2021 02:09 AM
Mar 31 2021 06:16 AM - edited Apr 23 2021 02:16 PM
@Peter2wxin You just discovered fire, didn't you? the fact the leave/hide button exists doesn't change the fact that you get annoyingly added to a meeting that you already declined.
The correct behavior should be:
- Declines a meeting
- Doesn't get added to it or the chat anyway.
It'll be nice if people avoid adding unnecessary comments that don't help at all.
Mar 31 2021 06:38 AM
Mar 31 2021 11:46 AM
@Peter2wxin- The issue is that if the user declines they should not have to take an additional step and also Leave the meeting. Often they've declined and months later start receiving Teams messages for a meeting they've long forgotten about and will not attend. Ultimately "declined" should equal "leave" without taking additional steps.
Apr 23 2021 01:57 PM