Manage notifications in Teams

Manage notifications in Teams

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 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 More options 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 channel.

Don’t want email? No problem

At the top of your notifications you have Missed activity emails and Digest emails. Open the menu next to each of these and select Off.

You can also turn off any app notifications you don't want to receive.

Image of missed activity and digest email settings in Teams

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

Once you've decided which channels show in your teams list, continue to fine-tune your notifications by turning off notifications for any conversation in a channel.

Go to the beginning of the conversation, then go to the top right corner of the message and select More options  More options button > 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.

To follow a conversation in a channel you've hidden, go to the beginning of the conversation and select More options  More options button > Turn on notifications

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 settings.

Notification tips and tricks

How to get all notifications for all activity

By default, you’ll only receive notifications for teams and channels that you haven’t hidden from your teams list. To make sure you have all the channels showing that you care about, follow the directions at Show or hide teams and channels.

Once you’ve got all your channels where you want them, you’ll start receiving notifications in Activity. If you’d also like to get these notifications on your desktop, select Settings > Notifications > and select Edit under Shown channels and select Banner and feed

And how to turn down the noise

Some simple ways to keep your focus on the activity that’s most important to you:

  • Turn off desktop notifications for activity you don’t need to respond to right away. Select either Feed only or Off.

  • Hide a channel to turn off activity and desktop notifications. Hidden channels will show in your list if a message is marked important or when someone @mentions you or the channel.

  • Set your presence to Do not disturb to get some quiet time. This won’t change your notification settings, but it will mute notifications until you change your presence back.

From your activity feed, tap Filter Filter button to show only certain types of messages such as unread messages, @mentions, replies, and likes. Use the feed options to select team or individual activity.

To customize your notifications, tap More More button > Settings > Notifications. From there tap Open settings to access your iOS settings for Teams. Then tap Notifications > Allow notifications to determine how you want to view Teams notifications.

From your activity feed, tap Filter Filter button to show only certain types of messages such as unread messages, @mentions, replies, and likes. Use the feed options to select team or individual activity.

To customize your notifications, tap More More button > Settings > Notifications.

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