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  1. Code snippets

    I would like code snippets with highlighting based on code language. And for snippets longer than X lines, a "show more" button (like slack)

    1,684 votes
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      88 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Hide the reply button under every message

      The "reply" button is WAY too large under each message. I recommend either making the button just a smaller icon and off to the side of a message, or only showing it on hover.

      1,219 votes
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        105 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        We got a flood of feedback in research not to eliminate this button completely, but to minimize it. So you’ll see a design change soon that makes the Reply button a little bit less conspicuous.

        Let me know if you have any questions!

        Suphatra

      • Access to email from left tab panel

        If there was an Outlook tab integrated on the left, similar to the Meetings tab (which is effectively the Outlook calendar), one could stay in Teams all day and not have to switch out.

        1,066 votes
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          228 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Mute or leave a group chat

          Have a possibility to mute a group chat, so no sound or mobile notification should be received fora user that chooses to mute some group chat. Also let me be able to leave it completely if I want to.

          1,049 votes
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            127 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Hi everyone,

            “Leave a chat” is currently in our Ring 1 for internal testing, so you’ll see it soon once it passes our validation tests.

            “Must a chat” is on the backlog, so we haven’t started work on this yet.

            Hope you’re enjoying your July!

            Suphatra

          • slash commands are a must-have

            Slash commands for just about every type of function are a must have. They are familiar and easy to use without having to touch your mouse, they are UI-agnostic. Admittedly not terribly discoverable – but the UI is even worse, as their is no real option for auto-completion of UI elements, now is there?

            981 votes
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              20 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • allow any emoji as a reaction, not just thumbs up

              Slack has this: get.slack.help/hc/en-us/articles/206870317-..

              834 votes
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                85 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Let us delete chat threads!

                Teams is way to cluttered when you have several chats. It is difficult to see new messages when they come in. I like a very clean and simple tool and if you could manage options that let you delete threads and also that would let you choose to clear all activity and history upon closing the App that would be great. As it is I have a bunch on inactive threads that are always in the activity list and they are old and not active any longer. Other than this I really like the UI and the functions of the…

                744 votes
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                  108 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  THESE ARE DONE

                  1. Delete your own messages anywhere in Teams.

                  2. Now 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.

                  THIS IS COMING:

                  Delete private chat threads: If you want to be able to delete an entire private chat thread, please know we are still working on this one and it will take longer than the above features.

                • Make "Teams" and "Chat" the same Tab

                  There is no reason that Teams and Chat should be different top level categories in the left navigation. They are the same thing, perform exactly the same function, and making two different items simply confuses the navigation and makes badge notifications and discoverability much more difficult to use.

                  Please combine Chats into the Teams tab so that you can browse all conversations in one place rather than needing to navigate to different tabs to see different conversations.

                  Chats and channels perform essentially the same function, which is talk to some people and collaborate. Forcing the user to check two different…

                  701 votes
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                    80 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Thank you for this feedback!

                    You’re right, Sam: the only difference between these two tabs are their privacy settings. They have the same function: chatting.

                    While we may not implement the solution above, we hear the feedback loud and clear and are reviewing the problem.

                    Thank you for your feedback and please continue to help us make Teams great!

                    Sincerely,
                    Suphatra
                    Microsoft Teams

                    Email: sparavi@microsoft.com
                    Twitter: @skprufo

                  • Support hashtags in channels and DMs

                    Allow clickable links on #hashtagged items ... in a channel or group, perform a search within that group.

                    For DMs and conversations, search all of your conversations

                    695 votes
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                      15 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • up arrow to edit last message

                      pressing the up arrow when the custor is in the compose box, it will edit the user's last message.

                      575 votes
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                        37 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Hi everyone, thanks so much for your patience on this. We had to switch our resources on this to handle some high priority work around quality and performance, so we lost some time mid-stream on this item.

                        However, we’re back in action and we anticipate dogfooding this item internally next week and getting it out shortly after. So, I’m crossing my fingers for end of summer. I’ll update you as soon as I know more!

                        Thanks,
                        Suphatra

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

                        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

                        490 votes
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                          18 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Hi everyone! Many of you had emailed me when we rolled out “show user actively typing” in the chat area, that you’d like this in the channels area too. I’ve merged the tickets together to help you build support for this idea, and I’ve also sent it into engineering for a review.

                          Keep submitting your thoughts on this item and encouraging others to vote. Its a great idea.

                          Suphatra
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                        • Need read receipts

                          Mobile working, Asynchronous working of teams is a common phenomena. Read receipts let us know if the message has been seen, so we know it can be acted on. Critical when large numbers of the team are mainly mobile workers.

                          366 votes
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                            40 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Move conversations to different channels

                            If a conversation is started in one channel but gains importance to the point where the conversation deserves its own channel. Or a conversation was started in the wrong channel and needs to be moved

                            347 votes
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                              30 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • IMPROVED Markdown Support

                              IMPROVE actual markdown:

                              Disable auto-formatting of markdown
                              *italic* not *bold* or _italic_
                              Make it the SAME as GITHUB
                              https://guides.github.com/features/mastering-markdown/
                              which is closer to DaringFireball
                              http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/

                              IMPROVE for mobile:
                              Please add markdown support for Android client.

                              IMPROVE for other languages:
                              Currently the code formatting doesn't work for german keyboard users due to the system expecting another character after the `
                              Due to that, Teams does not recognize the ` and interprets it as any other character.
                              I think that needs to change.

                              294 votes
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                                35 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                We’re fixing bugs identified in the comments, and other user reports we’ve received around markdown, but we’ve decided we’re not going to fundamentally change our markdown support.

                                This is the first time we’ve declined a request, and it didn’t come easily. We weighed this against other important features we’re working on to deliver and we had to make some tough choices.

                                Really appreciate your understanding on this, and please feel free to ping me if you have any questions, complaints, or need to rant.

                                Suphatra

                              • Ability to pin message/files/articles shared within a channel.

                                Guys, please add pinned items for channels. We often pin important articles/messages/files so that the whole team can see it. Very important!

                                290 votes
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                                  planned  ·  17 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • copy & paste pictures

                                  Would be nice to make it possible to post pictures directly into a Team channel form anywhere (browser, files, etc)

                                  273 votes
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                                    23 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Include previous chat history when adding new people to group chat

                                    Provide an option to include chat history when you add new person to a group chat

                                    256 votes
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                                      13 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • @Tag without selection

                                      Current when @Tagging someone you have to type @PartOfTheirName then wait for the dialog to pop up, then hit tab or enter click the desired name (Person, Channel, Team). If you fail to use the dialog the @Tag fails to work even if you match the name perfectly.

                                      What we'd like to see is typing @Name or @ChannelName or @TeamName just works even without using the dialog.

                                      225 votes
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                                      • Hyperlink any text in chat

                                        Allow any text to be selected and a hyperlink added to it, both using Ctrl+K (standard across Office applications) and by providing a hyperlink button in the expanded compose box.

                                        224 votes
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                                          31 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Hi everyone — this is in planning. Meanwhile, here’s a shortcut (thanks Darrell for pointing it out!):

                                          Just type [text for the link](theurl.com) into the field and it should automatically turn it into a hyperlink.

                                          That’s a work-around for now. I’ll let you know when a more permanent option gets underway.

                                          Suphatra

                                        • Let me open chats in a separate window

                                          I want to have separate top-level windows for each person I'm chatting with, rather than tabs.

                                          (Windows 10 client)

                                          221 votes
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