M365 Changelog: Mute Notifications During Meetings

MC312489 – Updated January 25, 2022: Microsoft has updated the post to reflect that this update only applies to the desktop client. It will be made available for web at a future date.

The ability to mute notifications during meetings will be rolling out to Teams desktop users in the coming weeks. This expands on the ability of Teams users to customize their notifications. It enables the users to turn- off their notifications during meetings, and thereby helping them focus. A user can choose to mute notifications when attending specific meetings or during all their meetings.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 87452.

When this will happen:

Microsoft expects this feature to begin rolling out in early February and be complete by mid-March.  

How this will affect your organization:

This feature will introduce a setting to help the user turn OFF notifications during meetings.

  • Global Setting to turn OFF notifications during all meetings – A user can find these settings by clicking on the ellipsis next to their profile picture -> Settings -> Notifications -> Meetings.
  • Allow/Mute Notifications through the More actions during a meeting – A user can turn ON/OFF notifications on a per meeting basis through the setting provided in More actions.

Notification Settings

Global Meeting Settings

More actions
uBar Settings

What you need to do to prepare:

No action required. You may want to update your documentation as needed.