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You can avoid unwanted distractions during meetings by muting notifications. You'll still get alerts about activity related to the meeting you're in—like when someone sends a message to the meeting chat—but all other activity will be muted while you're in the meeting.

Turn off notifications during a meeting

To turn off notifications during meetings:

  1. In Teams, select Settings and more  Teams settings and more icon. > Settings  Settings button.

  2. Select Notifications and activity  Activity button.

  3. Uncheck the Show notifications during calls and meetings box.

    Mute notifications during a Teams meeting.

To turn them back on, select Settings and more Teams settings and more icon.> Settings > Notifications and activity  Activity button and check the Show notifications during calls and meetings box.

Note: When you turn off notifications during meetings, you'll still receive meeting start notifications, calls, and urgent or priority notifications unless you turn them off in settings.

Want to learn more? See Meetings in Teams.

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