Microsoft Teams is adding a new option to disable all in-app notifications during meetings. This new feature should help meeting participants pay attention to the speaker rather than being distracted by private messages and mentions.
Once the feature rolls out, users will be able to enable an option to turn off notifications before starting a meeting. Microsoft notes that those who find notifications distracting will also have the option to completely disable them for all meetings.
Currently, Microsoft Teams users who want to disable notifications can either turn them off in settings, change their status to "Do not Disturb," or use system-level features such as Focus Assist on Windows. Microsoft Teams is about to finally simplify this, and the ability to mute notification during meetings is coming to the desktop and web apps later this month, according to the Microsoft 365 roadmap.