We’re discussing a new feature each week mentioned in the monthly What’s New in Microsoft Teams and this week we’re looking at the mute notifications during meetings feature.
Staying focused during a meeting is essential, both while presenting and as an audience member. Often times, notifications and messages from other users beyond the meeting can be distracting and pull you from the important content being discussed. Now, users can choose to mute notifications for all meetings or per meeting basis.
To turn off notifications during all meetings, you can go into settings -> notifications -> meetings and calls and toggle the Mute Notifications during meeting button.
To turn off notifications during a specific meeting, simply click on the ellipsis and choose mute/allow notifications.
How often do you respond to messages while in an unrelated meeting? Are there certain meetings you think this is especially important to turn on? Is this feature something you will likely turn on for all meetings or will you use it on an ad hoc basis?