Use native Apple Notifications on macOS
Please get rid of the pop ups notifications and switch to the native macOS style notifications.
I'm so disappointed that Office products on Mac don't use the system OS correctly. It is important that it uses system notifications properly, especially when I choose Do Not Disturb while giving a presentation on call. Also important when I want to focus on work for an hour or 2. I am very tempted to stop using Outlook and just use the Mail app and connect to my work outlook that way instead. At least that would do what I expect. Now if Teams could do the same
John Staelens commented
Why can't I put all ten of my votes towards this? I am late for meetings since notifications don't show when you are full screen with multiple desktops. This and Teams is a joke.
JP K commented
Please yes for the love of god. Outlook disregards system notification settings such as Do Not Disturb which makes this app so annoying that I have to remember to exit it before I go to bed or it will just ding at me all night. Not cool.
Gaston M. commented
If this is going to take as long as the native Teams notifications they will start rolling this out (which means another dozen of months) by the end of 2029
I keep mussing meeting reminders because the popup notification can be hidden behind other windows. Please just use system notifications instead.
Peter Cresswell commented
Rafael Veronezi commented
I really don't know why this wasn't implemented yet! Earlier versions of Outlook already had it, and they have changed to this painful notification. If you're trying to make it more concise with the operating system that would be the first thing to fix.
Also the ability to Archive from the notification instead of only Trash. Both options (plus Move!) would be so helpful to process messages directly from the notification.
This would make outlook so much better, when using Do not Disturb, outlook still makes noise and also the upcoming meeting window can be hidden quite easily, use macOS notifications and its more integrated
And make sure Outlook respects the Do Not Disturb setting in Mac notifications!
Very annoying when Outlook plays it's notification sounds while in a remote meeting, teams etc
Using the custom notifications (currently) looks like some old system from 10 years ago, and I can't imagine it doesn't hurt the performance...
Drew Twitchell commented
Please add this function. It would take literally 3 lines of code to get Outlook for Mac to use MacOS notifications.
I agree, as they are doing for Teams, the notification dialog is hidden behind other windows sometime, by using apple notifications it will bring it to the user's attention correctly.
What is wrong with native macos notifications ??? please use them. Tnaks :)
The notification dialog is hidden behind other windows. Using apple notifications will bring it to the user's attention correctly.
Bob Bailey commented
If you do this, then how will "dismiss all reminders" work? I frequently have 10+ meeting reminders when I log in. Having to click on each one independently will be annoying!
Axel Hermes commented
- Don't switch to Outlook when I DISMISS a notification/reminder. The reason for dismissing is that I don't need to be reminded anymore. If there would be a "Show details" button it would make sense but not if I decided that I don't need that notification/reminder anymore. So annoying!
- Provide calendar / upcoming event widget for notification center
Nick Adobe commented
Ensure the reminder alert dialog either:
A) is displayed as a modal ALWAYS on top of other windows/applications, not just when Outlook for Mac has focus or...
B) Use native Notification Center, like when I get a new email.
I often miss or am late to conference calls because I don't see the "Upcoming Events" reminder/dialog if I'm not explicitly using Outlook.
Yosi Tagger commented
DND is activated but only Outlook keeps annoying me. Why?