Mar 10 2020 04:43 AM
Mar 10 2020 04:43 AM
I work at a rather large organization and we just switched to using Microsoft Teams. So far it has been great but what is driving me nuts is the Notification for new messages. I can't find it anywhere to turn this annoying sound off. When you have several coworkers all messaging you, I can't even wear headphones anymore it's gotten so bad.
And you can't even turn it off? My options are, "Call, Mention, and Chat" , "All", "Off"
How is these not separated? I would like it to be able to ring for calls but I don't need a BEEP every time someone messages me since I already get a banner and a flashing name.
Please let me know if I am missing a setting somewhere.
May 11 2020 07:54 AM
@DVipe Same- we would love these to be further separated so we can hear new calls/meetings coming through but no "ding" for every chat and @mention. Would be so nice to find an option for this!
Jun 02 2020 01:02 AM
@Katrin Weixel I concur. Especially with the new home working initiatives, the incessant beeping forced me to switch notification sounds off, but I then missed a couple of calls and was late for a meeting.
We need full granularity of notification sounds please MS.
Jun 04 2020 09:21 AMSolution
@EricaMG this too was driving me nuts, I went into notifications and changed 'chat messages' from 'banner' to off.
This resolved my issue, I don't need to see every time there is a chat message, but if I'm mentioned or called it still alerts me.
I would prefer to keep the banner notification and simply eliminate the sound.
Jun 04 2020 11:32 AM
I think this could be a very easy fix on the Microsoft side.
Instead of having a drop list of only a fixed set of options, just give us the option of check boxes to select which notifications we want On/Off. It's that simple!
It seems rather silly to have the options of ALL notifications or NO notifications be your only options.
I want to be able to hear the call notification, which is the ringer.. but not hear a notification for every message that comes through.
This is especially annoying when you are in a meeting or doing something else and Teams will deafen the call I am on to play me a message notification. It doesn't make sense.
Jul 23 2020 12:27 AM
I do agree. Microsoft Team developers @ThereseSolimeno please make it possible: No sound, except when being called.
Oct 18 2020 05:26 PM
@KVB1850RMnI can not upvote this thread enough! It's immensely irritating that the only option for sound is ON/OFF. Those chat beeps make my eye twitch!! And yet missing calls because I wasn't looking at my screen at the time someone called me is also annoying. (because for sanity I have toggled the sound off.) There's no way in the world these two things should be tied together. Microsoft please for the love of all that is good, fix this in a very near future update.
Nov 01 2020 04:05 AM
Nov 01 2020 11:27 PM
Nov 02 2020 12:48 AM
@Positiveenergy2020 I'm afraid that's not a solution to the problem we're trying to solve. What's being asked for is the ability to switch off just the notification sound for the message/thread/mention popups, but still have the call notification ringer. The problem is that we currently have either no sounds, and miss incoming calls, or have sounds and get ear-spammed by every mention or conversation update.
Dec 11 2020 01:42 PM
I just found this post. The problem remains unresolved, it seems. I only just stumbled onto this because I turned off "Sound for Notifications: in my settings and for weeks now have been wondering why phone calls aren't ringing.
Please, Microsoft, you seem to literally make changes and tweaks to Teams every other day, can you please prioritize this?? Thanks
Jan 15 2021 11:31 AM
Its still an issue in 2021. The noise is driving me nuts. I don't need to hear a chime every time someone reacts to something. I still want a chime if I'm mentioned or a new chat but every single time anyone likes/reacts is driving me nuts.
Jan 15 2021 11:59 AM
@Jenwork Yup, funny: I was just in the settings a few minutes ago to check on it. You can customize "pinned channels" but you can customize "IM/chat messages vs. other stuff". Frustrating!
Jan 25 2021 06:40 AM
Really, at a time when videoconferencing is becoming so critical, I can't understand why MS have not made some of these simple fixes. The sound of notifications is maddening. And I have tried turning *everything* off (affecting in theory even incoming calls) and the notifications STILL KEEP BEEPING.
Feb 08 2021 12:30 AM
I can't agree more to this ;
Please simply add a check box selector for notification sounds
Feb 19 2021 04:42 PM - edited Feb 20 2021 12:18 PM
We're coming up on the one year anniversary of this problem being reported by customers and NOTHING has been done by Microsoft to address it. I have no idea why our company switched over to using Teams, but I do not believe that this was done with the end-users' best interests in mind. We need to use products that are maintained by companies that work hard to keep their customers happy.
Mar 02 2021 01:36 PM
Mar 26 2021 09:42 AM - edited Mar 26 2021 09:43 AM
What sound does this play? Is it the default ding.wav file? If that is the case we can replace this sound file with a wav file that makes no sound. Microsoft - can you please tell us what default sound file is being used?
Is there a registry setting to change what sound it uses? Personally, I have the NO SOUNDS Theme loaded on my sound control panel as I don't like sounds for every little action. I only like to have sounds for specific apps that I need. So if it uses ding.wav, I am ok replacing that with a soundless wav file.