M365 Changelog: (Updated) Microsoft Teams – Usability Improvements to In-Meeting Notifications

MC400206 – Updated October 31, 2022: Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Microsoft Teams is updating the user experience for how in-meeting notifications are displayed. With this update, there will be less distractions during meetings and it will be easier to understand important information (e.g. a meeting being recorded). 

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 96283.

When this will happen:

Microsoft will begin rolling out in mid-September (previously early August) and expect rollout to be completed by early November (previously mid-October).

How this will affect your organization:

Notifications will now be consistent in design and in a consistent position when displayed (top center of the meeting stage) as bubbles stacked on top of each other. This will avoid overlaps and give the user a cleaner visual experience. In addition, users can also snooze repeat notifications, such as chat bubbles.

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What you need to do to prepare:

There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change. You may want to notify your users about this change and update your training and documentation as appropriate.