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Request: Make Teams notifications standard macOS notifications

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Robert Boler
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Because Teams is its own custom notification, it doesn't respect the Do Not Disturb setting on the Mac, and has to potential to create unprofessional (or worse, embarrassing) interruptions during presentations and collaboration sessions.

 

I shouldn't have to disable notifications in the Teams app when there is a mature, user-friendly way built into macOS.

 

Outlook for Mac is the same with its custom alerts and it's maddening.

 

Please make Teams notifications standard macOS notifications. Thank you.

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Same issues on PC too for most items. I miss how Skype for Business used to know you were presenting or in a meeting and not disturb you. Hopefully it gets to that with Teams.
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I agree, it would be fantastic if it would respect the dnd feature.

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This is a must if you want to be treated seriously.

Oh my God, please release this feature! Its passed more than 3 years!...

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Not only do Teams notifications fall outside of the behavior specified by native Mac OS notification in relation to Do No Disturb, but they appear underneath the native OS notifications. So my Teams notifications are constantly getting missed because they quickly appear and disappear underneath my existing reminders/notifications.

Plus, when you try and click a message to Quick Reply or respond, it stays open UNDER the notification and you can't do anything without first closing overlying native notification.

Maddening!!

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@Robert Boler 

Teams is a great work-group application for macOS. But members of my work-group keep missing their Teams notifications because they appear behind macOS notifications.

 

You already know how to implement macOS notifications. You've done so for Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint and Remote Desktop (to name a few). So by implementing a different notification scheme for Teams you're creating conflicts with their own applications!!!

 

Please adopt the macOS notifications for macOS Teams. Or at the very least give us the option to pick which scheme we'd like to use:

 (x) Use Teams notifications.

 ( ) Use macOS-style notifications.

 

Thank you

 

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@Samuel_ChanI note that this request on UserVoice is over 3 years old now. It has been in "Working on it" state for nearly 2 years. It has not had an update for nearly a year, and that was a promise of a delivery date half a year ago.

 

The obvious question is: Why was the native notification mechanism not used from day one? It's a golden rule of UI design that you conform to platform conventions, to avoid surprising your users and to avoid nonsense like this.

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And, it's not like it's very hard to just use the Native notifications... not as hard as implementing other features, at least.
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