Microsoft Teams Gains System Audio Sharing Option, macOS Notification Center Integration Coming Soon

Microsoft Teams for macOS has been updated so that other people on a video call are able to hear a Mac's system audio when another user is screen sharing.

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Teams for Windows has always offered users the option of system audio sharing. Today's update brings parity to the Mac app by including the optional feature, which is likely to be welcomed by teachers and businesses.

Microsoft also says that support for native macOS system notifications will be enabled for Teams with an upcoming app update. Microsoft started rolling out native notifications to Windows 10 users in early April, and the feature is expected to come to the Mac app imminently.

Currently, Teams for Mac uses its own notification system instead of being integrated with Apple's macOS Notifications Center. The next update to Teams should fix that, although no specific date has been given.

Windows Latest was first to report on the macOS update. The latest version of Microsoft Teams is available to download from Microsoft's official website.

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HenkVDB73 Avatar
41 months ago
This software is a disaster, and a daily source of stress for me, as I am forced to use it by one of my customers. They try to do everything in one application, but are actually good at nothing. It would be great if they would start making sure it doesn't use all sys resources. My 16gb of RAM are often not enough to run the thing...
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tmanto02 Avatar
41 months ago

This software is a disaster, and a daily source of stress for me, as I am forced to use it by one of my customers. They try to do everything in one application, but are actually good at nothing. It would be great if they would start making sure it doesn't use all sys resources. My 16gb of RAM are often not enough to run the thing...
Absolute hogs, zero memory optimisation on the entire Office suite across MacOS...
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ScrumpyDaniel Avatar
41 months ago
Teams is absolutely awful. We switched from Slack to Teams in February, and we've just switched back. I feel sorry for employees who rely on Teams to help with their daily workload.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jtrenthacker Avatar
41 months ago
We've used Teams in a primarily Windows environment (large university) for the last few years. I use it daily with my Windows and Mac machines. Besides it being a resource hog, I don't get all the hate. I think it works fine for what it is. We seem to have very little issues with it.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LiE_ Avatar
41 months ago

Microsoft also says that support for native macOS system notifications will be enabled for Teams with an upcoming app update.
This is sorely needed, it will be a glorious day when they enable system notifications. I will no longer miss notifications when in full screen apps.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
radioactive Avatar
41 months ago
Pfft. Typical Microsoft.

I was running

Microsoft Teams Version 1.4.00.8872. It was last updated on 07.04.2021.

I downloaded the latest from microsoft.com/teams, and now have

Microsoft Teams Version 1.4.00.7175. It was last updated on 07.04.2021.


Of course, there is no way to update within the client
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)