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  1. Please create a professional compact chat layout!

    I really like Teams. I do. But the current chat layout is not suited for professional chats. It's way to space consuming. It looks like something imported from MSN with smiley's that take half of the screen. I would say that Slack have nailed it because they focused on the ability keeping a tight window with lots of chat text visible. In Teams the window is full and starts scrolling after like 10 sentences.

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      189 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hi everyone,

      Quick update that we have made incremental changes and you should start to see those white margins becoming much thinner and chat getting more dense in the coming weeks. It will not be the fully dense mode, but it will be moderate changes so not to jar our full user base. These changes are being implemented across the board, so this is NOT a compact chat mode that is an optional setting, but permanent changes to the UI to increase density.

      I’m keeping this item on the “working on it” status because we are going to continue making the product more dense overall. We’ll continue to update you as we make progress.

      Big and special thanks to the hundreds of you who participated in the user research. It gave us really great information to make these permanent changes. THANK YOU!

      Sincerely,
      Suphatra

    • 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.

      305 votes
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        41 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hi everyone!

        There are two things going on here: there’s a bug that’s messing up your time/date settings, and there’s this feature request asking specifically for a certain format.

        1. We’re actively trying to squash this bug across your computers.
        2. We have work in progress for this feature request.

        Thank you and hang tight! Bug fix coming soon, feature request en route.

        Sincerely,
        Suphatra

      • left navigation: make it resizable

        make the left-hand navigation resizable

        224 votes
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          44 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Hi everyone, thank you for this feedback!

          The engineering team that develops the left rail is considering this feature request. They are in data gathering mode and they came to me seeing if you might be interesting in providing some feedback on the left rail for your Teams client.

          Particularly, they are interested in seeing screenshots of your left rail to see how you’re using it, as well as your own observations about how you’re using it and any limitations/opportunities you see with the left rail.

          If you send a screenshot, please also include this info:

          1. Number of employees at your company
          2. Number of teams that you are actively participating in
          3. Number of channels that you actively monitor
          4. Largest team or channel that you think you need
          5. Your #1 top feature request for teams and channels

          Just send this info to me via email at…

        • Timestamps for really EVERYTHING

          Please reopen the original "Timestamps for EVERYTHING"
          https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/17691118-timestamps-for-everything

          You have ignored request from the second paragraph
          "Also team meetings should have this too", meaning timestamp, not just date.

          169 votes
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            4 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Hi everyone — can you add more details as to exactly what you want for the time stamp on meetings? Do you mean that you want to know when someone created the meeting, and when other people accepted the meeting invite? Where would you want that information to populate — or where do you expect that it would?

            Thanks for the info, and your patience while we review this!

            Sincerely,
            Suphatra

          • Introduce the O365 App Launcher in the top left corner

            Since Teams is a part of Office 365 why is there no App Launcher aka 'The waffle"in the top left corner ?

            120 votes
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              27 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • "What's Changed" overlay

              You should have a "what's changed" overlay everytime it updates, or at least a pinned topic on this page with a summary of the changelogs.
              Given that it is a new product, some updates might include the missing feature that a team is waiting to switch over to Teams and it would be good to be able to discover this.

              107 votes
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                16 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Scalable UI

                It would be great to have the Teams desktop app UI to be manually scalable. The default scaling should be set based on the system settings for scaling, but the UI should be scalable independent of this.

                (should I mention Slack allows zoom in/out with Ctrl+ + and Ctrl+- key combinations and Ctrl+0 restores default setting)

                I find the desktop UI too small for my eyes. I do have scaling enabled on my Windows computer, and other apps and programs work well, but the Teams client bothers me being too small.

                93 votes
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                  18 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Dark theme issues

                  See thread for issues related to dark theme. Here are some that are noted:

                  In dark theme, the warning messages are quite unreadable in the private messaging window

                  Since the dark theme was introduced, I’ve been using that, and when an email is sent in from Outlook on the Web when I’m using the dark theme, the text in the email is very dark as per the original email. When viewing this email with Teams using the default (light) theme, it looks great.
                  So this needs to be fixed so users don’t have to switch back and forth between themes…

                  82 votes
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                    27 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Editable Teams and Channels header

                    Proposed solution:

                    I have experience of using MatterMost (an on-premises Slack clone) and one of the features I really like is that each channel has an editable header. That header can contain markdown.

                    My team is a dev team and we use the channel header to display badges for our Continuous Integration (CI) builds. I'd really like to be able to do the same in Teams.

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                    Problem right now, as described by one user:

                    I need the team description more easily visible. Right now I have to click on Edit to be able to see the description of the…

                    67 votes
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                      7 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Automatically place the pointer to chat/text input

                      Whenever I receive a notification and I click on it with the mouse, I then have to click a second time in the chat box before I can start typing. From usability perspective this is very annoying. Whenever you receive a notification from someone, and click on the notification bubble, you should be able to directly start responding to this person.

                      61 votes
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                      • Start a meeting with the mic muted, like Skype and Lync do

                        When joining a meeting, the video and mic should be turned off by default and need to be turned on by the user either per session or globally via settings. This is the default behavior for both Skype for Business and Lync 2013 (as I recall).

                        60 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Improve chat history search

                          It looks like those designing the Chat are not really using it. Searching the chat history is still an awful experience:
                          1. When you are in a conversation with a person and want to search for something, you want BY DEFAULT the results from the conversation with THAT person. But no, the smart designer of Chat was thinking to flood you first with a lot of results and then to ask you for few additional clicks to filter what you need...
                          Please change the default to show the results for the current conversation or add another quick find or provide…

                          58 votes
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                          • Ability to specify different colors for different teams

                            During testing of Teams app we found that users are quite often confused in regards to which team they are posting (specifically when they post to 'general' channel) - I think ability to assign different colors for different teams (by the owners/admins) would be helpful and could help to reduce amount of mistakes.

                            54 votes
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                            • Fonts

                              would like to change the fonts

                              45 votes
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                              • Enable "Enter key" in web tab

                                The Enter key opens a browser session outside Teams. Users expect Enter (specially in Web tabs) to execute the Enter command as expected in the context.

                                This will improve the usability of Teams due to the fact that users won't have to switch between teams and browser

                                44 votes
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                                  28 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Conversations

                                  Conversations in Groups starts at the top and forces old ones down the page. Conversations in Teams starts at the bottom and forces old ones up the page. Recommend you standardize on one method please. Confusing UX if you move between them.

                                  41 votes
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                                    7 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Don't hide channels in the "More channels" dropdown when there is space to display them

                                    If there's only one more channel, it doesn't make sense to hide it behind a "More channels dropdown", you're not saving any space. I've noticed this with a few things in Teams, if there is room to display all of the channels vertically, or very few extra channels, it's bad UX to hide them behind a link.

                                    37 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • User customizable left navigation

                                      The far left navigation panel seems to have a whole lot of blank space just calling out to be filled with things, and there is plenty of functionality within Teams that could be put there so users could reach it faster. That big gap between Files and Feedback is wasted space!

                                      You should let individual users decide what goes in this space by giving them the ability to pin additional things they want there. I use the 'Saved' functionality a lot for example. It would be nice to have it out there only one click away. Perhaps I think a…

                                      36 votes
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                                      • Channel background picture

                                        Allow upload a picture to change the Channel header background. Will help users to differentiate between channels.

                                        27 votes
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                                        • Browse Public & Private Teams Button

                                          The capability to view Public Teams when you click on "Create Team" is great.

                                          HOWEVER... it would be a better user experience if there was a prominent button or link called "Search for Teams".

                                          Teams needs this discovery capability to avoid the duplication of Team areas for large organisations.

                                          Further to this it would be advantageous to list not only public Teams but also private Teams.

                                          26 votes
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