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Microsoft stops strange 'FCM Messages' notifications on Microsoft Teams

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Microsoft Teams Android (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • A strange notification reading "FCM Messages Test Notification!!!!" was sent out to people through Microsoft Teams.
  • Many people received the message several times within a short timespan.
  • Microsoft has since mitigated the issue.

Microsoft Teams users received an unwelcome series of notifications yesterday. The mysterious notifications read "FCM Messages Test Notifications!!!!" Some people received the message several times, with one person on Twitter stating they received 14 notifications within a couple of hours. Microsoft investigated the issue and has since applied a mitigation.

The Microsoft 365 Status Twitter account states that the issue only affected Android devices. Thursday afternoon, the account shared that Microsoft had "isolated the source of the issue and applied a mitigation."

Twitter user Paul Tuck shared a screenshot of the odd notifications.

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The notifications didn't seem specific to any timezone, so some people received the notifications in the middle of the night.

While notifications like this shouldn't be sent out, you can make sure that you don't receive any notifications in the middle of the night by changing your status on Microsoft Teams.

Sean Endicott
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Sean Endicott brings nearly a decade of experience covering Microsoft and Windows news to Windows Central. He joined our team in 2017 as an app reviewer and now heads up our day-to-day news coverage. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com (opens in new tab).

3 Comments
  • Lol, someone must have forgotten to drink coffee in the morning. Either that or was called in to meet a deadline. Presuming they had day off, got drunk thus consequently began a unlikely chain off events that lead to this strange notification.
  • It's the 2020 version of 'drunk texting' !
  • @Brian2014 Haha. Cheers for the laugh.