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  1. Bring Back The Clippy Sticker Messaging Pack

    Please bring back the Clippy Sticker Messaging Pack for Teams. It was a really fun sticker pack that brought back the nostalgia of a favorite Microsoft mascot in a new and fun way!

    4,029 votes
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  2. 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

    3,178 votes
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    168 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Better visual delineation between `Reply` and `Start a new conversation`

    It's very confusing to new users that there is a difference between replying to an existing conversation and starting a new one within a channel. This is a visual thing as much as anything else. The 'reply' buttons are not naturally attractive if you just want to start typing a message. There should be a logical gap between the bottom of a conversation and 'start a new conversation'. 'Start a new conversation' needs to be separated visually, as if it's a second order command rather than a first order...reply.

    2,268 votes
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    318 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    needs your feedback  ·  Suphatra responded

    We need your feedback! Which button do you like best? Fill out this 3-question survey here: https://aka.ms/ComposeButtonSurvey

    Also, we’re coming up against some blocks and our previous ship date of end of year is now going to be early next year. Thank you for your patience. :-)

    Please fill out the survey! Tweet me @skprufo if you have any questions.

    Suphatra

  4. 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!

    2,045 votes
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    170 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    working on it  ·  Warren responded

    This request is still in the works. And it appears most people are interested in the ability to pin multiple items. I’ll circle back to the feature team and give them your additional feedback.

    -Warren

  5. 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.

    1,950 votes
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    193 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    declined  ·  Warren responded

    Hate to be the bearer of bad news. This item has been declined. There will be no work to hide or remove the reply button.

    As many people have commented, a big ask is to help improve how people distinguish between giving a reply and starting a new message.
    For that the focus will be on this item. “Better visual delineation between `Reply` and `Start a new conversation`”
    http://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/19224826

  6. 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.

    1,929 votes
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    186 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    working on it  ·  Suphatra responded

    So happy to share that this is off the backlog and we are actively working on it!

    -Suphatra

  7. 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…

    1,316 votes
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    171 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

  8. 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.

    1,206 votes
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    161 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    coming soon  ·  Suphatra responded

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

    Suphatra

  9. 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.

    1,120 votes
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    164 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Warren responded

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

  10. 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

    1,040 votes
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    declined  ·  31 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Let me @ Mention the user's first name instead of their DisplayName

    Hi,
    When mentioning someone with @, is it possible to use the user alias instead of the Display Name? In Slack for example, it is possible to choose whether to display the full name or the user name when being mentioned. Could be great to have it on MS Teams because it is shorter in messages where many mentions are provided.

    794 votes
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    80 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Sort conversations so the latest posts are at the top rather than bottom

    Messages currently come in with latest content at the bottom of the page. Would be good to be able to re-sort so the conversations with the most recent traffic are at the top. Also, move the "Start a new conversation" to the top so that its clear you're adding a new conversation and not responding to a prior thread (we have a lot of newbies who don't use the "reply" because the compose bar is on the bottom, and thus end up creating a bunch of new threads accidentally).

    Conversations in Groups starts at the top and forces old ones…

    738 votes
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    183 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    declined  ·  Suphatra responded

    Hi everyone, thanks so much for this request.

    We have thought this through and decided to prioritize other user-requested items, so this one has been declined. But please don’t stop telling us what you want, because we’re still working to get many of those done. We’re listening and appreciate your support and patience.

    Suphatra

  13. Copy & Paste is tempermental

    Users reporting multiple copy/paste issues for text:

    1. Can't paste multi-messages. Often, only the first line pastes, the rest disappear. As one user puts it: "On the Windows 10 desktop client it is nearly impossible to copy multiple messages from the chat history. A fraction of a second after letting go of the mouse, the highlight collapses down to a single message."

    2. Can't paste in general: "Copy & Paste is tempermental, when i try to paste text in from other sources it simply doesn't paste, but then if I only copy a few (3-6) words then it does. It…

    617 votes
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  14. Embed Media

    If you paste a link it should embed the media right in the chat (Gif, mp4, youtube, Vimeo, Soundcloud etc.)

    541 votes
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  15. Quoting previous Messages

    A collegue of mine discovered this in markdown formatting (if you include a ">" before a paragraph it formats it as a quote, then 2xShift+Return to exit quote). This is a useful feature when trying to give context to a response that occurs later in a conversation thread.

    Quoting should be a more integrated feature. I'm picturing a "quote" button below the message window that when you select it, it opens another window where you can select a message you want to quote. The tool should automatically date/time stamp the quote, format it the same as the markdown method, and…

    534 votes
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    41 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    planned  ·  Suphatra responded

    We are planning for this! I’m trying to get a date when work will start. But it is officially off the backlog. :-)

    Suphatra

  16. Allow copying whole chat conversations

    Currently, it's not possible to select & copy more than one message in a chat. When I try to select two or more messages, the focus stays on the first message making it impossible to copy whole chat.

    There are some really ugly workarounds like: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams/Copying-conversations/td-p/62849 which I don't consider a solution of the situation.

    I want to be able to select multiple messages at once and copy them by hitting CTRL+C.

    518 votes
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    84 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    working on it  ·  Suphatra responded

    Thank you for your suggestion! We really appreciate the feedback and idea. We have reviewed this request and started working on it. I’ll let you know as it nears completion.

    Suphatra

  17. 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.

    493 votes
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    78 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    declined  ·  Suphatra responded

    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

  18. 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.

    454 votes
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    54 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    thank you!  ·  Warren responded

    Thanks for the feedback.

    We are considering a number of ways to better integrate experiences across Teams, Outlook, and other apps. However, we don’t have any specifics to share on this request.

    -Warren

  19. Collapse/expand conversations (hide/show replies)

    Users are asking for a few different things:

    1. Collapse/expend all button -- single click to collapse or expand all threads
    2. Admin setting for collapse/expand
    3. Button to re-collapse a thread once its been expanded (right now you have to navigate to another channel in order for the thread to re-collapse)

    Please add more granular requests in the thread below.

    403 votes
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    63 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    partially done  ·  Warren responded

    Item 1 and 2 are Under Review.

    Item 3 has been Completed.

    I’ll keep you posted as I hear more on this request.

    -Warren

  20. Drag chat messages to merge them into one reply thread

    Since a lot of people type messages in quick succession, it'd be helpful to have the ability to drag and merge them together into individual "reply threads".

    379 votes
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    80 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    declined  ·  Suphatra responded

    Thanks everyone for the clarifications to this request. Upon further technical review, we have decided to decline this request at this time.

    Please continue to contribute your ideas — they push us to innovate, problem solve, and really understand your needs.

    Thank you!
    Suphatra

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