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

      Hi everyone, thanks for your help on this item and all the feedback you’ve sent. Special thanks to the kind folks who participated in the Twitter Q&A and subsequent research studies.

      We now have a design and are conducting 1:1 research testing with users. We need an even representation of demographics, so we can’t take all users. But if you are interested in possibly being someone for testing, please just email me directly (sparavi@microsoft.com) with your name, age, gender, location, industry, job title and experience with Teams (how long you’ve been using it, how often). I’ll forward that on to our research team who will intake you from there.

      We’re getting closer to the finish line! Thank you for your patience and your support. Message me or tweet me if you need anything at all.

      Sincerely,
      Suphatra

    • 283 votes
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        completed  ·  33 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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.

        103 votes
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          1 comment  ·  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.

          84 votes
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            15 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.

            73 votes
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              17 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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 ?

              71 votes
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                13 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • left navigation: make it resizable

                make the left-hand navigation resizable

                65 votes
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                  12 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…

                  57 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.

                    47 votes
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                    • Dark theme issues

                      See thread for issues related to dark theme.

                      45 votes
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                        14 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

                        42 votes
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                        • Improve left Sidebar

                          Allow the left bar to be resized. When viewing a spreadsheet it would be nice to have more space.

                          38 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Collapsible Teams Blade

                            Please allow the Teams list / Favorites / Search to be collapsed. This would improve usage for Planner and Visual Studio Team Services.

                            34 votes
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                            • 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.

                              31 votes
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                                6 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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

                                27 votes
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                                  17 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…

                                  25 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.

                                    22 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).

                                      21 votes
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                                      • Don't auto-collapse teams

                                        I'm member of several teams in Teams and when I switch between channels in different teams, other teams seemingly at random collapse the channel lists. This impedes my workflow when I participate in discussions in several channels in different teams at the same time.

                                        19 votes
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                                        • 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.

                                          19 votes
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