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MC271919: New default native notification style setting for new Microsoft Teams users

With this change the default Notification Style (specifically for new users) will change to Native Notifications from Teams Built In. This will apply across Windows and Mac. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 83062.

Teams notification style will be defaulted to native notifications for new users. Currently the default style is Teams purple, with this change to native notifications the user will benefit from support for assist mode, action center, accessibility and more.

MC271919: New default native notification style setting for new Microsoft Teams users

NOTE: The current default notification style for new users is Teams Built In.

Affected Workloads

  • Microsoft Teams

When this will happen

We expect this rollout to begin in early September (previously late August) and expect it to be completed by mid-September (previously early September).

How this will affect your organization

New users will be defaulted to receive Native Notifications (rather than Teams Built In) which provide a host of benefits like support for focus assist mode, notifications in action center and OS improvements. A user can choose to change their notification style to settings -> notifications -> notification style.

NOTE: Existing users who have already set their default notification settings will not be affected.

What you need to do to prepare

There is no specific action required. You may want to update your documentation as needed.

Message ID: MC271919
Published: 21 July 2021
Updated: 24 August 2021
Effective: August 23, 2021



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