by Alex Franklin
Notifications within Microsoft Teams are configured centrally, with settings applying across all instances of the application for you, covering:
iOS / Android Tablet
iOS / Android Smartphone
Note that if you do not have the desktop/mobile apps installed, and use Teams exclusively in your web browser, you may not receive “pop-up” or “Banner” notifications if you do not have the application open in a browser window. You can, however, configure email notifications to ensure you are kept up-to-date, if you’re not using a locally installed app. It should also be noted, that if Teams deems that you have read your notification (for example, using the mobile app) then it will no longer send you an e-mail notification.
To manage your notification settings, click on your profile icon on the top-right of the screen and select “Settings”.
When the Settings page loads, click “Notifications” on the left-hand side. Here you can configure the following:
Choose whether to receive a Banner (which produces a Windows pop-up on top of the application you’re currently using), Banner and Email, or to only show items in your personal feed. For Channel and Team mentions you can turn the notifications off entirely, should you wish to do so.
Here you can configure how you would like to be notified for Chat and conversations that you are involved in, including when a colleague “Likes” a message you have posted.
These miscellaneous settings allow you to configure
Notifications for changes in members of your Teams
Notifications if the role of a person in one of your Teams changes (for example, if they become an admin)
Whether or not your device emits a sound when notifying you for certain circumstances
The frequency at which you receive email notifications (by default, this is set to one per hour)
Notifications for when a meeting that you are due to attend has begun.
You can further configure notifications on your mobile devices so that:
You can enable “Quiet Hours”, during which time you will not receive mobile notifications
You only receive mobile notifications when inactive on desktop
You receive mobile notification regardless of activity elsewhere
To access notifications on the mobile app, click the menu icon on the top-left of the screen. The screen shots below show the smartphone version of the app, but the process is the same on tablets.