Microsoft is planning to change how the Activity Feed in Microsoft Teams works, giving users more granular options on what type of notifications they want to see. The Activity Feed in Teams currently mixes together @mentions, message replies, emoji reactions, and more, and Microsoft now wants to address the risks of information overload.
It's important to note that Microsoft Teams users can already customize what notifications they want to receive in the app. However, users currently have no control over what shows up in the Activity Feed, which works pretty much as a Notification center.
To make the Activity Feed more useful, Microsoft will soon allow Teams users to configure their activity feed notifications manually. “Users will be able to change the type of notification that appear in their activity feed. Right click on the feed item, and you will be able to turn on/off all reactions and select the apps you would like to get notifications from,” the company explained on the Microsoft 365 roadmap.
The new notification customization experience is currently under development, and it is expected to arrive in the public preview version of Microsoft Teams later this month. Let us know in the comments below if you think this new feature will help Teams users get back to any important announcements they may miss throughout the day.