How to get Teams notifications on Mac


Notifications in Microsoft Teams are a great way to make sure you are aware of activity in your Teams account. For example, if you receive a message from a colleague in Teams, you can receive a notification to make sure you are aware that a message is sent. However, some Mac users have reported that they can’t receive notifications in Teams. The blog will show you how to get Teams notifications on a Mac OS device.

To get notifications on a Mac device, you need to ensure that the desktop and the Teams app have activated notifications. Once they have been activated, notifications will then be received by the Teams app. Have a read-through and see what you need to do to get notifications on a Mac OS device.

You will need to make sure the device accepts notifications before turning on notifications on the desktop app. To activate notification on your Mac device, you need to go into “Systems Preferences,” where you can proceed to edit notification settings. You can go into the desktop app and make sure the notifications are turned on from the app. Have a read-through and see what you need to do to make sure you can get Teams notifications.

How to activate notifications from “Systems preferences” on a Mac device

To begin the process, you need to ensure that the Teams notifications are turned on from the Mac OS device notifications settings. The process outlined below will ensure that your device is receiving the notifications. Have a read-through and see what you need to do to ensure notifications are activated from “Systems preferences.”

  • Firstly, open “System preferences.”
  • From there, click on the option for “Notifications & Focus.”
  • Scroll down and find the option for “Microsoft Teams.”
  • Navigate over to the “Notifications” option.
  • Make sure the option for “Allow Notifications” is turned on.
  • Finally, ensure that the option for “Show previews” is set to “always.”

You will now receive notifications from Microsoft Teams when the steps are done. The process makes sure that the device accepts the notifications for the app. You must ensure that the device accepts notifications; otherwise, you won’t receive notifications. In the final stages of the process, just ensure that you have some form of visual confirmation that someone in Teams has sent a message.

An in-depth guide on how to activate notifications from “Systems preferences” on a Mac device

If you require more assistance in activating notifications from “Systems preferences” on a Mac device, you can use the below guide. The guide here includes screenshots to give you a better understanding of the process illustrated above. The screenshots will also assist you in navigating through the UI if you require assistance. The guide will also include an in-depth analysis of some of the more complex steps. This will allow you to better understand how to complete the process.

  • Firstly, open “System preferences.”
  • From there, click on the option for “Notifications & Focus.”
  • Scroll down and find the option for “Microsoft Teams.”
  • Navigate over to the “Notifications” option.
  • Make sure the option for “Allow Notifications” is turned on.
  • Finally, ensure that the option for “Show previews” is set to “always.”

When you have completed the steps shown above, you will have successfully ensured that notifications are turned on for Mac OS devices. Ensuring the device accepts notifications will allow notifications to be sent to the device. The final step is if you need some visual prompt indicating that a message has been sent in Teams. Without this option selected, you will not know that a message has been sent. However, you now need to ensure that the app receives the notifications. Have a read-through below to see how you can achieve this.

How to turn on notifications from the Teams app on Mac devices

The final stage of the process ensures that you receive notifications from the Teams app. The application will have a more customized approach to which notifications are sent. However, the key chat-related notifications or notifications from meetings and calls should be turned on as they are the most important. You can customize notifications in the way that suits you the best. Have a read-through to see how you can turn on notifications from the Teams app on Mac devices.

  • Firstly, open the Microsoft Teams app.

You must make sure you have signed into the desktop app before proceeding with the steps below.

  • Now click on “Settings and more,” illustrated by three dots.

Once you are in the app for Teams, simply click on the “Setting and more” option, which is illustrated by three dots near your profile picture, as shown above.

  • From there, click on “Settings.”
  • Select the option for “Notifications.”
  • Make sure the toggle for “Show message preview” is on.
  • Now ensure the option for “Custom” is selected under “Teams and channels.”
  • Finally, click on “Custom” and finalize your notifications.

You can customize each notification to ensure you receive the correct ones in your prompts. If there are any notifications you don’t require, you can simply turn it to “Off.”

When the steps shown above have been completed, you will have turned on notifications from your desktop app on Mac. As notifications are already turned on from the “System preferences” section, you will not have to do anything else. If you have allowed custom notifications from the notification section, you will be able to receive customized notifications from channels and teams. It is an effective way to ensure that only notifications you want are sent. This will prevent any span-related notifications from reaching your desktop notification prompts.

Conclusion

Thank you for reading our content on how to get Teams notifications. The process of getting Teams notification comes in two stages. First, you will need to turn on notifications from Microsoft Teams’ “System preferences” section. You can now turn on notifications from the desktop application to complete the process. However, if the notifications haven’t been turned on from the preferences section, they will not reach your desktop. If you need help with the points shown above, you can add a comment below. We will address your issues as quickly as possible.

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