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  1. Rename General channel

    Make it so we can change the name of the General Channel.

    1,146 votes
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      194 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      under review  ·  Warren responded

      This request is still being reviewed by the feature team. No decision has yet been made.

      -Warren

    • Delete Private Chat threads

      This request is for the ability to completely delete a private chat thread. (Not hide/archive.)

      Again, this was pulled out into its own topic because it is still under review and no decision has been made.

      To recap what has already been completed from the other topic:

      1. Delete your own messages anywhere in Teams.
      2. Team Owners can choose if users can edit/delete in their tenant as well as choose if admins have the power to delete any message posted in public channels.
      3. The ability to hide your private chat threads (these are not the chat threads in…

      1,092 votes
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        131 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        try this instead  ·  Suphatra responded

        Hey everyone! We have this already. Just click the ellipses next to the thread name and select “Hide”.

        Note that we cannot provide a “hard delete” due to eDiscovery and other legal reasons.

        Thanks,
        Suphatra

      • Reporting Capabilities

        We are after reporting capabilities to capture granular detail on activity within Teams.

        We would like to have data capturing:
        1. Number of users enabled
        2. Number of daily active unique users
        3. Breakdown of devices uniquely used
        4. Number of teams created
        5. Number of teams deleted
        6. How many instant messages sent overall in the Chat
        7. How many calls made in Teams
        8. Number of files shared in channels
        9. How many combined ‘likes’ have been made over a period of time

        1,018 votes
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          98 comments  ·  Admin Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          working on it  ·  Suphatra responded

          Thank you so much for your support of the product. This request was particularly helpful and we appreciate your engagement in the surveys, comments and forum to help us design this feature. Please continue to submit ideas!

          For this item, we’re making great progress. It has now entered TAP validation with a small group of tenants. Will let you know how that goes!

          -Suphatra

        • Display 'user is typing' indication also in Teams Channel

          While there's an indication of the user that's actively typing in the Chat area, I'd like to have this in the Teams area as well

          992 votes
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            declined  ·  26 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Guest access should be implemented at the Channel level

            Once I enabled guest access on the tenant I can enable guest access to a team, but I can't give guest access to a single channel. There should be a way to do this as I will now need to create a guest team and an internal team when I share teams with customers.

            988 votes
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              53 comments  ·  Guest Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              working on it  ·  Warren responded

              Still in the works, no additional details are available yet.

              -Warren

            • Use same date and time format as in my computer's settings

              Many people like to use English as their display language, but get confused with the US date format: 11/06 is October 6 in the US, but June 11 in many other countries. Why not display the date according to the setting in Windows?

              Same goes for time, of course, where many use 24 hour format instead of am and pm.

              956 votes
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                103 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Notifications are easily missed

                The channel/team on which the notification has been made should stay more/better/longer visible so that you won't miss one. Slack is currently much better in that sense.

                948 votes
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                  102 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  under review  ·  Warren responded

                  This feature request is still being reviewed. The team is working hard to make numerous changes with regards to notifications, but they haven’t forgotten about this item.

                  I hope to have more details soon.
                  -Warren

                • Sound is too low and other sound problems

                  VOLUME:

                  The sound is too low!! Most people don't think it's even on. Let us customize the sound level, please.

                  CUSTOMIZE SOUNDS:

                  Right now sounds are all or nothing. This is not good. For example, you may want to have sound for Calls but not for chat or messages. There is a difference when you need to hear that someone is calling you – versus getting the constant bing/bing/bing on message chat.
                  In addition – on commercial skype you could actually set sound notification channel or chat by channel or chat. Some things you want the bing – others it…

                  940 votes
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                    187 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    under review  ·  Warren responded

                    This item is still under review. I’ll keep following up with the feature team and sharing all your feedback.

                    -Warren

                  • Allow removal of people from Group Chats

                    Once a person is added to a group chat. You cannot remove them. You must create a new chat and lose all the history.

                    939 votes
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                      122 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      coming soon  ·  Suphatra responded

                      We are so close to getting this to you. Coming this winter!

                      Suphatra

                    • Team Templates

                      A team template!! Much like sharepoint document site or site templates that contain a specific layout and set of documents this would be amazing for a team template. We could deploy a team for each project we had that had a preset assignment of planner tasks and documents attached to it and a preset of channels that goes with that team. Could really make a big difference in the way we deploy and use teams.

                      935 votes
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                        71 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        on the backlog  ·  Warren responded

                        This item is still queued up in the backlog. No additional details are available at this moment.

                        -Warren

                      • Backup, export, printing, archive options

                        Can Teams chat and activities data be exported, printed, archived, and backed up/restored? Within Sharepoint or elsewhere? This could be necessary for a few reasons both during projects and for historical records.

                        882 votes
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                          129 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          under review  ·  Warren responded

                          This item is still under review. No new updates at this time.
                          -Warren

                        • Have the download function of files allow you to select the destination

                          Currently files are downloaded only to the DOWNLOAD folder. Allow a save as function / select download location.

                          881 votes
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                            115 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            working on it  ·  Warren responded

                            This feature request is now actively being worked upon. As we move through the development process, I will post an new updates to this topic.

                            Please keep the votes and feedback coming in. Your feedback is shared with the feature team every month.

                            -Warren

                          • Skype integration (Consumer Federation)

                            It would be nice to integrate public Skype (not Skype for Business) into Teams. I am able to chat with Skype for business users within my organization but when working with external clients I still have to go back to public Skype. If I could even just simply chat and call with Skype users as well that would allow me to use Teams as my sole communication platform.

                            872 votes
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                              198 comments  ·  Video and Phone Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              declined  ·  Warren responded

                              I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the feature team has declined this request. The topic will remain open for votes and comments.

                              -Warren

                            • Nested Teams and subchannels

                              Could it be possible to create teams within teams. For example, we have a Development Team at our company which consists of two sub-teams, tech support team and project team.

                              I’d love to be able to have a “home” top-level channel for my project team, and then have sub-channels for each project that we are working on.

                              863 votes
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                                110 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                declined  ·  Warren responded

                                This request has been reviewed and declined by the feature team.

                                You can continue to up vote this topic as well as leave comments. Depending on the ongoing feedback, there is always a chance a topic will be revisited based on user demand.

                                -Warren

                              • left navigation: make it collapsible

                                make the left-hand navigation collapsible

                                846 votes
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                                  declined  ·  109 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Follow and unfollow conversation thread

                                  Hi,

                                  This idea is not new. Currently we have a lot of unnecessary notifications and i believe we need flexible options to either get rid of them or setup banner/alert. And we already got "Follow channel" option in the latest update:
                                  https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/16925461-allow-different-notifications-options-on-teams-and

                                  I think we should go forward and improve conversation/thread notifications.It's very annoying when you replied to the conversation and then it becomes spamming. You have no option to unfollow this conversation and keep receiving notifications. From the other hand, there are conversations where you either not mentioned directly by @ tag or not replied yet but want to…

                                  840 votes
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                                    44 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    working on it  ·  Warren responded

                                    The feature team is still working away on this feature request. No new updates at this time.
                                    -Warren

                                  • Let us make the font size bigger (Zooming)

                                    Make a way to make the font size in the application bigger.

                                    787 votes
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                                      partially done  ·  Warren responded

                                      The zoom feature has released to the public ring. Using CRTL + or CTRL – zoom in and out on a Windows PC.

                                      I need to correct the information I provided last month about MAC. It appears the MAC version is still in testing and hasn’t yet gone out to the public. It is “In Testing” but will be coming to the public soon!

                                      The item tracking this specific update can be found at: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/admin/v3/suggestions/16933183/activity

                                      There now is a UI element that tells you your current zoom level and a Setting within the UI to preset your zoom preference.

                                      Since the zoom feature could very well cover the vast majority of user needs, based on the majority of comments and feedback, I will flag this item as Partially Done.

                                      Thank you for all the feedback and support!
                                      -Warren

                                    • Federation

                                      Hi everyone -- I'm splitting this feature out from the "Guest Access" feature request so that you can weigh in on this specific issue and provide feedback for it here. Please write in the comments what you would like to see with Federation and I will incorporate it into this description. -Suphatra

                                      FEDERATION REQUESTS:

                                      #1 -- When our team have a live call meeting we can not add people to the call that doesn't belong to the team, even if they are from the same company. Additionally can we brought client which will be federated.

                                      #2 -- Need to be…

                                      783 votes
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                                        37 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Incorrect status in teams

                                        We have noticed that our Teams statuses are consistently incorrect. Even when some team members are active in Teams they are shown as "away" or "offline". For example, although I can see that my status is "active", my colleagues see my status as "offline".

                                        Can you please fix this bug?

                                        762 votes
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                                          225 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add other Sharepoint document folders under Files

                                          Please allow adding granular SharePoint document library subfolders to the Files tab. Currently, only the document library level can be added, not sub folders.

                                          This allows adding content from related but separate SharePoint sites without having to provide the entire document library (which may contain irrelevant content to the Team)

                                          755 votes
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                                            96 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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