With a new service update, Microsoft Teams users will finally be able to skip a meeting without being plagued by annoying notification pings.
The company has confirmed that it will soon allow users to turn off notifications when they are in a video conference meeting or don’t want to be disturbed.
That should mean the end of annoying notifications or alerts when you’re in the middle of an important meeting, especially as more companies embrace hybrid work.
Ignore notifications in Microsoft Teams
“The current experience of receiving notifications during meetings is very distracting and there is no easy way to turn off these notifications, which is very painful for users,” Microsoft’s Joao Ferreira wrote in a comment. M365 administrator position announcing the news.
“This feature will introduce a setting to help the user turn off notifications during meetings.”
If users want to allow certain notifications to be sent, for example if they are expecting an important email or alert, users can turn notifications on or off for one meeting by meeting through the setting provided in the notification area.
By allowing users to specify the types of alerts they receive, the latest update to Teams is expected to help address common remote work issues that increasingly face workers around the world.
Ferreira noted that the new addition is expected to start rolling out in early February, with most users expected to be ready by mid-March 2022. It will be available worldwide for all Microsoft Teams users on desktop and on the web. Web.
To activate the setting, users should click the ellipsis next to their Microsoft Teams profile picture, then select Global settings -> Notifications -> Meetings. This will turn off notifications for all meetings.
News of the feature first surfaced in November 2021, with Microsoft Teams enjoying a slew of useful updates since then. This includes adding chat bubbles so that users don’t miss private messages sent during a video call, both 1: 1 or as part of a group call.
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