Manage your Teams Notifications

On your desktop, Teams gives you a choice between three levels of notifications: Emails, banners and a notifications feed in the app.

Select your notification level for all of teams in Settings > Notifications

  1. Email sends a notification of any Teams activity to your associated email.
  2. Banners are pop-up windows with a preview of the message
  3. The feed is only visible in the app
Manage your Teams Notifications

Mute a specific conversation by going to the initial comment, then click the three dots and select Turn Off Notification. This is great if a specific thread is busy but not relevant to you. Just be warned that it only works as long as you’re using threaded replies.

Need to turn off everything for a bit so that you can focus? Switch your status to Do Not Disturb. You’ll still be able to use Teams the same way, but notifications are temporarily muted.

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Sharon Weaver is a Microsoft Office 365, Process Improvement, and Productivity Expert. Sharon’s background in Business Analysis, Project Management, and Agile combined with her Developmental Psychology degree and Six Sigma Black Belt blend perfectly with her love of helping and training people to make her a well-rounded consultant and coach. Solving both process and technical problems, Sharon has the ability to understand her client’s pain points and develop a plan to not only build the needed solutions, but to drive change, adoption, and education in a way not typically seen from technical consultants. Sharon speaks professionally at local, national, and global events and teaches subjects such as Office 365, Business Analysis, Six Sigma, Leadership, and other continuing education courses publicly as an adjunct instructor and privately for corporations. When she’s not working, Sharon is likely reading self-improvement books or on a cruise out of the country with no access to communication.


Weaver, S. (2020). Manage your Teams notifications. Available at: [Accessed: 24th November 2020].

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