Teams – Meeting chats are now muted by default

Microsoft Teams has been updated to mute by default meeting chats to help you reduce the notification noise.

The meeting chats are muted until you either send a message in the chat or (re)join the meeting.

You can manage the default behaviour and turn notification back on by accessing the Settings\Notifications and switching the Meeting chat notification option


You can also turn on/off notification for a specific meeting options and turn on/off the Mute option


Benoit Hamet
Benoit Hamet
Benoit is working on Microsoft collaborative technologies He has been awarded as MVP for more than 12 years Currently MVP on Office 365 after being awarded on SharePoint (2011-2012) and Windows client & server (2002-2007) Speaker at various Microsoft events (TechDays, TechNet seminars) and Quest Software He works on on-premises (Active Directory, RADIUS/NPS, Exchange, Skype for Business, SharePoint, SQL, Terminal Server, Windows client and Windows Server) or online (Azure, Intune, Office 365, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online, Teams) technologies