Microsoft Teams bug could be blocking or delaying your notifications

Microsoft Teams notifications

Following the latest Microsoft Teams updates, there’s a growing
number of users who are seeing a handful of different issues
with Microsoft Teams notifications. The notifications
issues are different from device to device, but most users have
reported delayed notifications and other related bugs.

In Microsoft Teams, you can manage notifications for all your
teams and channels from Settings > Notifications. However, a
bug in Microsoft’s new update is breaking these settings
changes for some users.

In a new update to the Office 365 admin center, Microsoft
confirmed that it’s currently investigating an issue where some
notification settings may not take effect and users will miss
the alert.

There are two main things going on. Firstly, users who have
turned on the ‘All activity’ option in settings will not
receive notifications as expected.

Teams all activity notifications

The second problem affects the ‘All new posts’ setting, which
can be accessed under the ‘Custom’ tab of channel
notifications, as shown in the screenshot below.

Teams all new posts alert

In some rare cases, users have also reported another bug where
Teams desktop client completely ignores the Do Not Disturb
settings.

It’s unclear what’s causing this notification issue, as it
extends to multiple installations of Microsoft Teams. If you’re
unable to receive notifications, you would need to manually
configure notification settings for all channels.

As we mentioned at the outset, Microsoft has acknowledged the
reports and confirmed that a fix will be released soon. So far,
though, the software maker hasn’t acknowledged what’s causing
issues with Teams on a regular basis what the underlying cause
is.

It’s likely that Teams notifications will become more reliable
when Microsoft will add native notifications support to Teams
desktop client.

As you may know already, both Windows and macOS can now handle
notifications. The OS-integrated notification works far better
now, but Microsoft Teams hasn’t evolved to keep up, instead
opting to use its notification user interface.

In the preview builds of Teams for Windows,
Microsoft has finally turned on native support for
notifications. Over the coming months, Microsoft will begin
adding support for notifications over Action Center in the
production builds.

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