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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.

    1,627 votes
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      144 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thanks to you, this bug was caught and we’re working to fix this. A BIG thank you to all the people who commented in the thread below, emailed, and tweeted to us that this item still needed work despite our previous fixes. We are testing the current fix now and should have this remedied for you soon.

      Hope everyone is enjoying their Monday!

      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)

      1,368 votes
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        77 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.

        982 votes
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          76 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?

          807 votes
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            planned  ·  17 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.

            774 votes
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              143 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-..

              689 votes
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                21 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…

                550 votes
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                  61 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

                  547 votes
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                    13 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.

                    494 votes
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                      planned  ·  47 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.

                      347 votes
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                        planned  ·  20 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…

                        322 votes
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                          47 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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.

                          256 votes
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                            planned  ·  28 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)

                            207 votes
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                              19 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.

                              192 votes
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                                planned  ·  4 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Use same date and time format as in my computer's settings

                                Many people like to use English as their display language, but get confused with the US date format: 11/06 is October 6 in the US, but June 11 in many other countries. Why not display the date according to the setting in Windows?

                                Same goes for time, of course, where many use 24 hour format instead of am and pm.

                                192 votes
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                                  working on it  ·  32 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

                                  186 votes
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                                    14 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

                                  • 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!

                                    184 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

                                      184 votes
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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

                                        158 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.

                                          144 votes
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