Public

Hi there, you’ve reached the user feedback site for Microsoft Teams. We have partnered with UserVoice, third-party service and your use of the portal and your submission is subject to the UserVoice Terms of Service & Privacy Policy, including license terms. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos for which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft.

It’s managed by me (Suphatra) and I’m a real person, not a robot. I work on the Teams team and sit in engineering, and its my job to represent your voice in the design and development of this product.

Here’s how to get your voice heard:

1 — VOTE for existing ideas (this will also subscribe you to the idea’s status updates)
2 — SUBMIT new ideas (any duplications are merged together)
3 — RATE the product by clicking the little orange star on this page. This helps us understand our overall standing with users. It will collect your rating every six weeks.
4 — COMMENT in ideas’ threads, which I check religiously!
5 — PARTICIPATE in user testing (sign up here: https://1drv.ms/xs/s!AryUNzh1ogZzif8pDcOcx2pW45I87w)

Thanks everyone for supporting Teams. We’re listening and we really appreciate your feedback.

Sincerely,
Suphatra

How can we make Microsoft Teams better?

(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  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.

    3,354 votes
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      Signed in as (Sign out)

      We’ll send you updates on this idea

      344 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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)

      3,013 votes
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        Signed in as (Sign out)

        We’ll send you updates on this idea

        123 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.

        1,788 votes
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          Signed in as (Sign out)

          We’ll send you updates on this idea

          176 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          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

        • 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

          1,676 votes
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            Signed in as (Sign out)

            We’ll send you updates on this idea

            85 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            This item is still on the backlog.

            I’m providing the feature team all the up-vote counts and comments you provide. Please keep providing feedback and details for your scenarios helps.
            The more votes and comments we get on this topic, the more traction this request will see.

            I’ll keep you posted as new information becomes available.
            -Warren

          • 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.

            973 votes
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              Signed in as (Sign out)

              We’ll send you updates on this idea

              113 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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.

              955 votes
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                Signed in as (Sign out)

                We’ll send you updates on this idea

                125 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!

                880 votes
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  Signed in as (Sign out)

                  We’ll send you updates on this idea

                  55 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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

                  813 votes
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    Signed in as (Sign out)

                    We’ll send you updates on this idea

                    21 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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…

                    529 votes
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      Signed in as (Sign out)

                      We’ll send you updates on this idea

                      57 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • More than 20 participants in a chat

                      We would like to use group chats for conversations that are not team/work related. However, the 20 participant limit keeps us from using the feature to it's full extent. Please increase the participant limit for group chats from 20 to 100.

                      515 votes
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        Signed in as (Sign out)

                        We’ll send you updates on this idea

                        95 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Due to shifts in priority this has slipped onto the backlog.

                        The recommendation at this time is to use channels for conversations larger than 20 people.

                        I will continue to monitor the course of this feature request and keep you posted as things develop.

                        -Warren

                      • 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…

                        444 votes
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          Signed in as (Sign out)

                          We’ll send you updates on this idea

                          78 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.

                          416 votes
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            Signed in as (Sign out)

                            We’ll send you updates on this idea

                            56 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

                          • 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.

                            380 votes
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              Signed in as (Sign out)

                              We’ll send you updates on this idea

                              61 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Embed Media

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

                              373 votes
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                Signed in as (Sign out)

                                We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                51 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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.

                                372 votes
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)

                                  We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                  51 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  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

                                • 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…

                                  361 votes
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)

                                    We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                    67 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    This is still being worked upon but items are just starting into the testing phases now. As we get deeper into the rings I will update this status.

                                    I don’t have a solid date but we are definitely moving closer to release!

                                    Also, copy/pasting text from other sources, this should be working in public release. I have tried this myself with large amounts of text from webpages and outlook, all of which appeared to paste correctly into Teams.

                                    Thanks again for all the feedback and support!
                                    -Warren

                                  • @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.

                                    316 votes
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)

                                      We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                      7 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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.

                                      292 votes
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)

                                        We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                        44 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 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.

                                        277 votes
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)

                                          We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                          37 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add option to have non-threaded channels

                                          I'd like the capability when I add a new channel to make it non-threaded. Threaded conversations are great for some channel topics, but other more casual channels get too cluttered with multiple threads. I'd prefer to have the flexibility to decide which format I want when I create the channel.

                                          267 votes
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)

                                            We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                            48 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          ← Previous 1 3 4 5 39 40
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base