Microsoft Teams Now Supports Custom Sound Notifications

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Key Takeaways:

  • The new Microsoft Teams desktop client now allows users to customize notification sounds.
  • Users can assign different sounds to various types of notifications, enhancing their ability to prioritize tasks and messages efficiently.
  • This feature is available for both desktop and web users of Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft has released a new update that allows users to personalize their notification sounds in the new Microsoft Teams desktop client. This new feature offers a tailored approach to managing alerts and staying productive amidst meetings and tasks.

“To help you stay focused, prioritize tasks and messages quickly, and avoid distractions, you can now adjust the sound on your Teams notifications. You can assign different sounds to different kinds of notifications, such as urgent messages. Or you can mute notification sounds when you’re busy or in a meeting,” Microsoft explained.  

Microsoft Teams Now Supports Custom Sound Notifications
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How to set custom sound notifications in the new Microsoft Teams client

To set custom sound notifications in Microsoft Teams, you will need to follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Open Microsoft Teams and click the three dots menu in the upper right corner to access Settings.
  • Navigate to the “Notifications and activity” menu and under Sound, you can:
    • Enable sound for standard notifications by checking the “Play sounds with notifications” box and choosing from options like Default, Vibe, Nudge, Tap, Flick, Pluck, Summon, or Ping.
    • Set urgent and priority contact notification sounds by clicking the “Play sounds with urgent and priority contact notifications” checkbox and selecting Default, Prioritize, Escalate, or Alarm.

The new custom sound notifications feature is now available in the new Microsoft Teams client for Windows and the web. It’s accessible for both Teams’ public preview and Microsoft 365 Targeted customers.

Overall, this feature helps users streamline their workflow, stay focused during critical tasks, and efficiently manage communication without unnecessary interruptions. To participate in the public preview program, IT admins must enable the “Show preview features” option in their update policy. In Targeted release tenants, global admins can selectively grant access to individuals or enroll the entire organization.