Microsoft Confirms ‘Silent Notification’ Feature Coming In February

Microsoft has announced that it will update its Microsoft 365 suite of tools, allowing customers to turn off notifications.

In a message to customers on the Microsoft 365 message center, the company noted that in February, users will be able to turn off notifications during meetings and events.

Although the Microsoft 365 message is not public, the company has confirmed the update to ZDNet, pointing to a Microsoft 365 roadmap page that says the change will happen next month.

“Users will be able to turn off notifications during meetings, thus helping to focus during meetings. A user can choose to turn off notifications for all meetings or per meeting,” Microsoft said.

The change was added to the slate on November 1 and last updated in late December.

In the original message to Microsoft 365 users, the company said that “the current experience of receiving notifications during meetings is very distracting and there is no easy way to turn these notifications off,” which makes it very painful for the users “.

By February, users will be able to go to general settings and turn off notifications by clicking the ellipses next to the profile picture.

Microsoft is also adding a way to do this through the uBar, allowing users to turn off meeting notifications.

In December 2021, a number of new features for Microsoft Teams were rolled out, including end-to-end encryption for Teams calls and a new location detection feature for 911 emergency calls.

Other team updates include changes to Meetings, Chat & Collaboration, Devices, Security & Compliance, and Teams Phone.

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