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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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      309 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  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…

      840 votes
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        98 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hi folks, its been a while since I updated this popular request, so wanted to give you an update.

        We’re making some overall changes to the UI/UX so we’ll approve your clicking and flow for sure. As for making “Teams” and “Chat” the same tab, that is not likely to come with this first shipment of design changes. However, it is NOT off the table.

        Thanks as always for your feedback, patience, and your help in making Teams better and better.

        Sincerely,
        Suphatra

      • Multi-window for chats and more

        I want to have separate top-level windows for each person I'm chatting with, rather than tabs.

        427 votes
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          planned  ·  60 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  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.

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

            make the left-hand navigation resizable

            318 votes
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              52 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…

            • 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.

              282 votes
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                working on it  ·  42 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 ?

                169 votes
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                  33 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Right To Left Support!!!!!!!!

                  I hope that unlike every other Office product, we won't have to wait for years before decent Right to Left languages are supported.

                  Please add RTL by default!

                  134 votes
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                    17 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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).

                    131 votes
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                      9 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…

                      130 votes
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                        11 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • "What's Changed" overlay (Coachmarks)

                        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.

                        128 votes
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                          15 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Dark theme problems!

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

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

                          2. 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.

                          3. In Teams chat, no way to turn text back to WHITE, when using the dark theme.

                          4. Using the dark theme, I have to hunt…

                          117 votes
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                            36 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.

                            ---

                            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…

                            113 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.

                              111 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.

                                71 votes
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                                • Alt+Num affecting accents for all languages

                                  I use a mechanical keyboard with the us layout to type Spanish. It's imposible to input accented characters because the app tries to process them as shortcuts.

                                  70 votes
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                                    working on it  ·  26 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.

                                    66 votes
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                                    • Fonts

                                      would like to change the fonts

                                      62 votes
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                                      • Collapsible Teams Blade

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

                                        56 votes
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                                        • smaller window for chat

                                          The size of the window can only be reduced to cover 1/4 of a laptop screen on 1280x 800 display

                                          53 votes
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