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How to enable or disable Windows 10 notification style on Microsoft Teams

You can now use Windows 10 notification style on Microsoft Teams, and here's how to enable the feature.

Microsoft Teams with Windows 10 notifications

Microsoft Teams now supports two notification styles for the desktop version of the app, including the traditional experience built into the app and Windows 10-styled toast notifications.

The most noticeable benefit of this change is a more consistent visual experience between Microsoft Teams and the operating system and the ability to control notifications through using the Settings app and Action Center integration.

In this guide, you will learn the steps to enable or disable Windows 10 notification style for Microsoft Teams.

Enable Windows 10 notification style on Microsoft Teams

To enable native notification style on Teams, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Teams on Windows 10.

  2. Click on your account icon to open the main menu.

  3. Select the Settings option.

    Microsoft Teams settings
    Microsoft Teams settings
  4. Click on Notifications.

  5. Under the “Appearance and sound” section, use the “Notification style” menu and select the Windows option.

    Teams Windows notifications
    Teams Windows notifications
  6. (Optional) Turn on the Show message preview toggle switch to get a preview of new messages.

  7. (Optional) Turn on the Play sound for incoming calls and notifications toggle switch if you want to hear a sound for notifications.

Once you complete the steps, notifications you receive in Microsoft Teams will appear as native toast notifications, and they will also appear in the Action Center.

Disable Windows 10 notification style on Microsoft Teams

To disable Windows 10 style notifications and rollback to the Teams style messages, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Teams.

  2. Click on your account icon to open the main menu.

  3. Select the Settings option.

    Microsoft Teams settings
    Microsoft Teams settings
  4. Click on Notifications.

  5. Under the “Appearance and sound” section, use the “Notification style” menu and select the Teams built-in option.

    Teams disable Windows notifications
    Teams disable Windows notifications

After you complete the steps, Microsoft Teams will use its original experience to show notifications.

We are focusing this guide on Windows 10, but the feature is also available for macOS.