How do I enable notifications in Microsoft Teams?

Notifications are messages or alerts that inform a user of an event or action that has occurred. Notifications can be useful for keeping users informed of important events or updates, or you can off the notifications if you don’t need them.

Microsoft Teams also have notifications for various events that happen in the team like meeting reminders, message notifications, and others.

In this article, we will explain how to enable your notifications in Microsoft Teams.

To enable notification on Teams, you can use these steps:

  • Open Microsoft Teams
  • Click on the three dots nearby the icon to open the main menu.
  • Select and click on the Settings option.

  • Click on Notifications.

After clicking Notifications, we will see the “Appearance and Sound” section. Under that “Appearance and Sound” section, use the “Notification style” section and select the Teams Build-in option.

  • Turn on the Show message preview to get a preview of new messages.
  • Turn on the Play sound for incoming calls and notifications if you want to pop 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.