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  1. Auto scroll down when new messages come in

    It is annoying to have to click on the “New Messages” button or scroll down manually when new messages arrive. The suggestion here is to keep scrolling down to bottom and to provide a button to jump back to last unread message.

    1,771 votes
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      172 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Many of you have posted that this feature is broken for you. Eeek! We want to fix this ASAP. Please send us your feedback on this, especially your user logs. Here’s how:

      1. Copy paste the following into your Windows run bar: appdata\Microsoft\teams\logs.txt

      2. It will open the text file.

      3. Save this file and email it to Darya at this email address: daryav@microsoft.com

      Thanks everyone. We’ll get this fixed for you in a jiff.

      Sincerely,
      Suphatra

    • 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)

      1,535 votes
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        83 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.

        1,118 votes
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          92 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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.

          907 votes
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            184 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?

            896 votes
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              20 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.

              856 votes
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                87 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-..

                771 votes
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                  82 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Thank you so much for your feedback! We’re actively working on this and we’ll have an update for you soon. Please continue to provide feedback in the thread — we’re listening!

                  Thank you for being so supportive of Teams. :-)

                  Sincerely,
                  Suphatra

                • 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…

                  634 votes
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                    74 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

                    631 votes
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                      15 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…

                      604 votes
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                        92 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Hi everyone, we’re working on this! Here are some more details:

                        FOR YOUR OWN MESSAGES ANYWHERE IN TEAMS:
                        Soon, we’ll roll out the ability to delete/edit your messages whenever you want (right now there is a 24 hour restriction).

                        FOR TEAM OWNERS AND ADMINS:
                        We’ll also add the ability for Team Owners to 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.

                        FOR 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.

                        NOTE:
                        In a public channel, if you wrote the first message of a conversation and then deleted it, it will only delete YOUR message and not the whole conversation (thus other people’s conversations…

                      • 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.

                        489 votes
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                          33 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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

                          427 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
                            Microsoft Teams

                          • Let me and the team owner delete messages.

                            One user asked:
                            If I wrote the message, I should be allowed to delete it, regardless of a time limit (right now we're only allowed 24 hours to delete our own message). There should be no limit.

                            Another user asked:
                            The team owner should have moderating access to their own teams. In its most basic form, team owners should be able to delete messages posted by other members.

                            It is a basic functionality that other popular services like Slack allow. It also helps keep a team's conversation clean.

                            For example, a new member of our team is still getting familiar…

                            389 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.

                              307 votes
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                                31 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.

                                263 votes
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                                  30 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  We’re working to support improved markdown for you, per your feedback and comments. One thing we’ve just knocked off the wish list for you is this: Wiki now supports markdown!

                                  I’ll keep you updated as this progresses.

                                  Suphatra

                                • 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

                                  256 votes
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                                  • 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!

                                    244 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)

                                      240 votes
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                                      • 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

                                        223 votes
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                                        • @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.

                                          210 votes
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