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  1. Show participants panel at top of screen when screen sharing

    When looking at participants video panel then it will make for a more natural engagement as eyes will be looking nearer the video camera

    19 votes
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  2. Video Feed when Presenting Desktop

    When somebody else presents their desktop, I see a strip along the bottom of the screen with participant video feeds, along with my own feed of what others see from me. This is an ideal user experience.

    However, when I am presenting my desktop to others, this strip at bottom of screen goes away and I only see video of last person who spoke or is speaking. As a public speaker, I am used to seeing non-verbal cues from my audience while I speak and I lose this personal connection without this window.

    Please add an option to show video…

    31 votes
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  3. Create a separate chat window in Teams

    Instead of having to select the Chat category within teams and using the large teams screen, I would like to have a separate chat window as well as Chat Icon at the bottom toolbar.

    271 votes
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  4. Make mute button visible at top of window so it's always available.

    I wish the mute button was always visible so I can see at a glance whether I'm muted or not. This also makes it easier to mute/unmute myself instead of having to make that on-screen bar appear.

    28 votes
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  5. Upload custom photo for Teams Background

    Upload custom photo for Teams Background

    23 votes
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  6. split presentation and presenter video

    I would be great if one as a user could have the option to pin the presentation and the presenter video to split the screen with both presentation and the presenter video. Specially it would be great during wellness sessions were the intructor has the routine in a ppt or other presentation and is showing the routine on the video at the same time

    10 votes
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  7. background color

    Allow to customize background color for each chat person.

    There have been too many conversation posting to the wrong chat window (group chat and individual chat with same people in it)

    I want to make it very obvious that I am in a group chat by changing background color.

    23 votes
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  8. Making polls anonymous

    Polls can now be embedded within Teams but the option to add an anonymous poll isn't given.

    24 votes
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  9. Move row of participants to top of screen for better eye contact when sharing content

    When sharing content in Teams, the row of participants is on the bottom of the screen. As most web cameras are on top of the screen, the "eye contact" is lost. By moving the row of participants to top of the screen, a more natural "eye contact" would be achieved.

    22 votes
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  10. Show NEXT MEETING in header instead of most recent.

    Currently when you open the desktop app around the start time of a meeting you will see Chat and a CTA to "Join" the PREVIOUS meeting.

    Please update this to anticipate the NEXT meeting (or current meeting).

    This could be applied across all modules for a "one-click" experience to your next meeting.

    12 votes
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  11. Allow a 'frame' around a profile picture, to allow a person to associate with a cause

    I would like it to be possible for users to select a frame that they can apply to their profile picture, so that their photo can be seen (they can be identified) and their cause or causes can be identified round the outside. This is seen in Facebook already. Currently it is difficult for people in our organisation to see who is a Mental Health First Aider now that we are all working from home and not wearing lanyards. When it is Pride month, colleagues replace their photos with a rainbow and that means we can no longer see their…

    9 votes
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  12. Hide Self View

    Seeing ourselves get in our way when we do video meeting. It is very distracting and EVEN WORSE, it blocks the view of the bottom right most participant when in tile mode (not in presenting mode).

    Please add the option so we are able to use the camera (video still on), yet self view can be turned off or be moved around the screen conveniently.

    9 votes
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  13. Meet Now button in Channels for iPhone and iPad devices

    iOS (iPad, iPhone) devices need a Meet Now button in channels, just like desktop clients have. Could conceivably restrict this to private channels only, and have an option to have it enabled or not in channel management. Seems silly to have this button in the desktop client but not the mobile client.

    21 votes
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  14. mutli teams window

    There has been talk of the ability to have multi window functionality. being able to have multiple teams chat windows open will help espeically when you are locked into a single screen share and then have to repeatedly navigate to the chat bar to have side conversations and click back in. currently very ineffeicient.

    33 votes
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  15. Change Teams Cloud Video Interop Signature

    We are currently testing out Microsoft CVI for Teams. Is it possible to change the text in the signature addition from Cloud Video Interop?

    Currently, the last line says "Alternate VTC dialing instructions" and we have already had users ask about changing "dialing" to dialing" (US English vs British English)

    9 votes
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  16. Remember pop-out meeting/call window size and position between meetings

    Every time I join a meeting (using the new experience), the meeting window opens in pretty much the center of my screen and is almost the full size of my screen. Then, every time, I move the window to the top-right of my screen and reduce its size to the minimum allowed, so I can keep the mute and end call buttons easily accessible while I do other work and so it doesn't take up as much of my screen when it is in the foreground.

    It would be nice if the meeting window position and size were remembered between…

    6 votes
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  17. Make Request Control button less prominent / harder to accidentally click

    I believe that Request Control button takes up too much space and is not a button that is widely used during the course of the meeting, and that the probability of people accidentally clicking it is higher than the amount of times it actually gets used. If so, there should also be a confirmation button to ensure that the host / presenter doesn't get an unintended notification during presentations.

    16 votes
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  18. mute

    Show if the mic is on mute/unmuted all the time. Whenever the control bar shows up during mute/unmute, it covers part of the screen share.

    11 votes
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  19. allow the user to dock the floating tool bar to one of the window borders and set a show/hide property to determine visibility

    The floating tool bar covers the screen whenever you move the mouse - very annoying! Allow the user to dock the floating tool bar to one of the window borders and set a show/hide property to determine how it displays - make it consisten with other MS standards for toolbars.

    19 votes
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  20. Group Teams

    Teams are getting a little too many. When can we group them based on teams or areas like app on an phone. It would be much easier to navigate.
    Thanks,

    19 votes
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