Teams notifications are getting a new default home.

What you need to know

  • Microsoft Teams currently sticks with its own native notification system as its default.
  • Soon, Windows-level alerts will be its default notification style.

Microsoft Teams wants to get one step closer to Windows and is doing so by forgoing its current default notification preference in favor of having Windows notifications be the standard. Microsoft’s trusty 365 roadmap, where all good Teams updates are found, outlined the big change in feature ID #83062, entitled “Microsoft Teams: New default for Teams notification style.”

Here’s what the update’s description says: “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.”

This update is currently in development, with a not-so-far-off tentative release date of August 2021. No dates on the roadmap are hard guarantees, so if for whatever reason you feel strongly opposed to this change in defaults, know that it may not be coming as soon as sometime within the next thirty days.

The change is slated to hit macOS and Windows users alike. Sound off in the comments if you’re excited for the Windows and Teams experiences to inch ever closer to each other, or if you’d rather that Teams maintain its existing notification defaults simply because you can’t stand Windows notifications.

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Microsoft Teams is always keen on keeping you up to date with your colleagues’ latest yammerings, and it does so via its own notifications. Those little alerts are now going to be part of the greater Windows notification experience by default.