Choose your notification settings

To change what notifications you get in Teams, select your profile picture at the top right corner of Teams > Settings > Notifications

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.

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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.

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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.

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Note: Some items—like chat messages and personal @mentions—are important and we don’t want you to miss them. These items won’t have an option to turn off.

Notification tips and tricks

Here's 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 the noise down

Here's what to do 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 status 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 status.


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