Teams: Manage Notifications

Summary:

This article explains how to manage notifications in Microsoft Teams.

Content:

There are multiple ways to access and manage notifications. To further customize your notification settings, select your profile picture at the top, right corner of Teams, then select the gear icon for Settings > Notifications. From there you can fine-tune what notifications you receive and where those notifications show up. 

In Activity on the left side of Teams, select the three dots More options button on a notification. From the menu, you can mark a notification as read or unread. You can also turn on or off notifications for a specific channel if you want.

Stop email notifications

Click on your profile picture in the top right of the app, then select Settings > Notifications.

Now you can set type of notifications you want for each type of activity on Teams. If you don't want any emails, just make sure all activity types are set otherwise.

Use dropdown menus to turn on, off, or change the type of notifications you want in Microsoft Teams

Use the dropdown menus to stop email notifications. 

Keep notifications in the app

Select Only show in feed. This means all notifications will be sent to your activity feed, which you can find at the top left corner of Teams.

The app will still show notifications on your desktop taskbar, but no pop-up will show.

Image of Teams notifications settings option to only show notifications in the activity feed.

Get notified in app and on desktop

Select Banner and feed and you’ll receive notifications as both a desktop notification and as an alert in your activity feed.

On Windows, notification banners will show in the bottom right of your screen. On macOS, they show in the top right.

Image of Teams notifications settings showing how to get notifications in Teams and as a banner notification.

 

Turn off notifications for specific conversations

Go to the beginning of a conversation in a channel, then go to the top right corner of the message and select the three dots button for More options > Turn off notifications

Just like muting a chat, turning off notifications to a channel conversation will stop you from receiving updates for that specific conversation.

You'll still receive notifications if someone directly mentions you.

Image of setting to turn off notifications for channel conversations

Turn off notifications to mute a channel conversation.

Choose your channel notifications

Go to a channel that shows in your teams list and select More options > Channel notifications. From there, you can choose what activity you get notifications for, and where they show up.

By default, channel mentions are turned off and all new posts will only show in Activity.

Image of channel notification button in the more options menu.

Image of channel notification settings.

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Article ID: 2191
Created
Thu 3/19/20 3:39 PM
Modified
Thu 4/1/21 11:54 AM
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