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  1. 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.

    1,375 votes
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      110 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.

      1,261 votes
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        on the backlog  ·  267 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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?

        1,115 votes
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          24 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Its been a while since the last update, so I wanted to send a quick message to reassure you this is still in progress. Its a complicated feature to ship, as you can imagine how many commands we have to create, so thus it takes some time.

          We’re hoping to have it this fall (and that timeline is looking good).

          Thanks and I’ll let you know as we get closer to ship!

          Sincerely,
          Suphatra

        • 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…

          971 votes
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            139 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Hey everyone, just wanted to check in and let you know that this (the feature to delete a chat thread) is almost out of Design. I’ll let you know once it goes into Engineering. Not too much longer now!

            Thanks for your support, and hope everyone is having a nice week.

            Sincerely,
            Suphatra

          • allow any emoji as a reaction, not just thumbs up

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

            924 votes
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              86 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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

              902 votes
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                32 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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…

                781 votes
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                  88 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Hi folks, its been a while since I updated this popular request, so wanted to give you an update.

                  We’re making some overall changes to the UI/UX so we’ll approve your clicking and flow for sure. As for making “Teams” and “Chat” the same tab, that is not likely to come with this first shipment of design changes. However, it is NOT off the table.

                  Thanks as always for your feedback, patience, and your help in making Teams better and better.

                  Sincerely,
                  Suphatra

                • 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.

                  665 votes
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                    49 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

                    559 votes
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                      20 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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                    • 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

                      488 votes
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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.

                        441 votes
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                          49 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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!

                          379 votes
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                          • copy & paste pictures

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

                            356 votes
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                              23 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.

                              326 votes
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                                44 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

                              • 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

                                297 votes
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                                  14 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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.

                                  296 votes
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                                    34 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.

                                    242 votes
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                                    • Get a link to a conversation

                                      There should be an option to create a link to a conversation, thus enabling pinging of folks with a direct link, requesting their inputs.

                                      239 votes
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                                      • Connect with "Groups" conversation in Outlook

                                        I was surprised that conversations within Teams doesn't show up inside the conversation thread in Outlook Groups. Please consider at least connecting the "General" channel with the Outlook Conversation.

                                        232 votes
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                                        • Add "quick reply" box to chat notification

                                          Add one line text box to the new message notification so I can respond to a message quickly without switching the apps.

                                          203 votes
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