Microsoft Teams now integrates better with macOS

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft Teams now supports macOS native notifications.
  • Native notifications can be enabled on devices running macOS 10.15 or above.
  • Using macOS notifications lets Teams work with features such as Do Not Disturb.

Microsoft Teams has its own notification setup, but some people prefer to have the app work with a system's native notifications. The option was already available on Microsoft Teams for Windows 10 and is now available on Teams for macOS. To integrate Teams with macOS notifications, your computer has to be on macOS 10.15 or above.

Using native notifications allows Teams to work with settings like Do Not Disturb. Native notifications are also gathered together into one convenient spot, making them easier to manage.

Native notifications are not enabled by default for Teams on macOS. Microsoft outlines the steps to enable them in a support document:

  1. At the top right of Teams, select Settings and more and then select Settings > Notifications to open notification settings.
  2. Under Appearance and sound > Notification style, choose Mac from the dropdown options. alternate text
  3. A notification will appear that prompts you to allow Teams notifications. Click this notification or go to the Apple menu at the top left of your Mac device, and select System Preferences > Notifications... Choose Microsoft Teams from the list of applications at the left of the Notifications window, and turn on Allow Notifications.
  4. To switch back to the default notification banners, follow the previous steps, and then choose Teams built-in.
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