Microsoft Teams on Mac has finally added support for native macOS notifications, offering Mac users the same choice as what Windows 10 users have been enjoying for a couple of weeks now. (via Windows Central). Native macOS notifications can be enabled manually in the app's settings, and they have the advantage of integrating with the macOS Notification Center and other features like Do not disturb.
The built-in notifications in Microsoft Teams are certainly good enough for most people, though settings are limited to turning message previews and sounds on and off. When opting for native macOS notifications, Mac users will get much more granular settings including notification grouping and the ability to show notifications on Lock Screen. You can configure all these options on your Mac by going to System Preferences > Notifications > Microsoft Teams.
Support for native notifications on Windows 10 on macOS was one of the top-requested features from users, and it's nice that Microsoft was finally able to deliver that this year. The software giant is also working on a much faster "Teams 2.0" architecture that ditches Electron in favor of Edge Webview 2, and Microsoft has already started testing these under-the-hood changes in the new Microsoft Teams for consumer app that will ship with Windows 11 later this year.