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Microsoft Teams is slowly becoming the standard way for communicating and interacting among employees for many companies and organizations. Your company or organization may have opted in to use Microsoft Teams.

As a communication tool, Microsoft Teams enables people within the organization to exchange messages – which depends on often the messages arrive at your inbox, at some point, you may get disturbed and unable to concentrate on your work due to incoming notifications. Learn how to mute / unmute notification on Microsoft Teams.

Here’s how to mute / unmute notification in Microsoft Teams

Notification includes pop-up messages and the sound of the notification. The steps are meant to be done in a computer – the steps on mobile app should be pretty much similar.

1) Login to Microsoft Team app.

2) On top right of the Microsoft Teams screen, next to the minimize, maximize and close button, there’s your initial / name / photo. Click on it and click on Settings to open Settings window.

3) Under Settings, go to Notifications.

4) Under Appearance and sound, you’ll see “Show message preview” and “Play sound for notification”. These 2 settings are applicable to all Teams notifications: chats, mentions, replies, likes and the rest.

Show Message Preview settings:

Show message previewDescription
Turn OnIf you want to receive message pop-up for each messages sent to you
Turn OffIf you don’t want to receive message pop-up for each messages sent to you

Play sound for notifications settings:

Play sound for notificationsDescription
Turn OnIf you want to hear message notification for each messages sent to you.
Be sure to set your computer volume to a level that you can comfortably hear. If you mute your computer volume, you won’t hear any notification sound from Microsoft Teams despite turning this setting on.
Turn OffIf you don’t want to hear message notification for each messages sent to you

5) Alternatively you customize the settings, under “Custom” and edit each of them based on your preferences.


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