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Teams – Notifications and Settings

Here you will find information to help with using the notifications and settings of Microsoft Teams.

Notifications


Manage Notifications

Microsoft Teams offers different ways to access, receive, and manage notifications. These settings include how, when, and where your notifications appear, custom settings for channels and chat, appearance and sounds, turning off specific messages, and so on. Find out how to manage your notifications.

Explore the activity feed

Activity feed shows you a summary of everything that’s happened in the channels that are in your teams list.

Personalise


Changing your background

If you want to change what appears behind you when you are in a video meeting or call, you can either blur your background or completely replace it with an image. Choose from a range of Argyll and Bute backgrounds.

Change your profile picture

Find out how to change your profile picture.

Change app settings

To see or change your Teams software settings, click your profile picture at the top of the app. You can change your picture, status, themes, app settings, notifications, or language, and access keyboard shortcuts. Read more about changing your app settings.

Change the app theme

Find our how to change the theme of your Teams app

Customise the activity feed

Find out how to make your activity feed more specific

Manage team settings

If you’re a team owner, you’re in control of a lot of the settings and permissions of your team. Here’s how to adjust them.

Status


Change your status

If you want to make sure people know when you’re busy or away from your desk, set your status in Teams. The little dot on your profile indicates if you’re available or not. Read more about changing your status.

Get notified when someone’s status changes

If you’d like to know when someone in Teams changes their status to Available or Offline, you can add them to your status notifications list either through a previous chat or in settings.

Accessibility


Switch to high contrast mode

To see or change your Teams software settings, click your profile picture at the top of the app. You can change your picture, status, themes, app settings, notifications, or language, access keyboard shortcuts, and more. Read more about switching to high contrast mode.

Use a screen reader

Find out about using a screen reader with Teams.

Keyboard shortcuts

Many users find that using an external keyboard with keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams on Windows helps them work more efficiently. Find out more about keyboard shortcuts.

Zoom in and out

Use your keyboard or mouse to make the Teams interface bigger or smaller, using the same familiar controls you might already be using with your browser.  Read more.

Change message font size

Find out how to increase or decrease your message font size.  

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