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  1. 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.

    16 votes
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  2. Multiple active windows for teams.....

    Need to be able to have multiple "tabs/windows" open at the same time -- multiple chat windows, would be great. Also, the ability to leave video meeting screen up, and chat in the background...

    I know this has been requested -- I just could not find the thread

    12 votes
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  3. Ability to move or minimize the Status bar in a Teams meeting.

    The Status bar right in the bottom middle of the screen is really really annoying. It blocks a major portion of the screen and is very annoying because you can't move it or minimize it. It get auto hidden is you stop mouse movements, but who in the world doesn't multi task when you are in a meeting. This status bar should absolutely have the ability to be minimized or shrunk to a small icon that can be clicked again to see the full status bar.

    14 votes
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  4. Automatic dark mode switching

    Dark mode should have a 'system default' option, so that the Teams app on Android and iOS switches on/off the dark mode when the system switches it on/off.

    13 votes
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  5. 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.

    13 votes
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  6. Join a meeting with video using a custom background

    We need Teams to have an option when joining a meeting with video to select the background or blur.

    Currently, we need to join the meeting with video off, then start video with a custom background or blur.

    14 votes
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  7. Maintain contacts list collapsed groups

    I have many groups of Contacts, in which each group has several contacts depending on the organisation I am dealing with.

    In Skype for Business, whenever I collapse groups it always stays the same. Even when I terminate Skype and log back in, it seems to hold the same collapsed groups.

    This is not the case in Teams. Every time I move away from the Contacts list and I return, it opens up all the groups. So it becomes a nuisance to collapse them each time.

    Please implement the same functionality in Teams as is seen in SfB.

    Many thanks!

    15 votes
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  8. Video gallery options

    When using Skype for Business, participants were able to choose between "gallery view" or having in full-screen the participan that is talking at each moment

    I'm not able to find that option in Teams, only gallery view or pinning manually one of the video signals as main and full-screen.

    is this planned?

    65 votes
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  9. 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.

    14 votes
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  10. Please improve the user experience when having to accept updates to the Terms of Use policies

    We recently made an update to our Teams ToU policies. We tested the update with a small group of users and the experience was very confusing. If a user had Teams open when we made the change, they did not notice the very small gray message bar at the top of the client that informed them of the need to accept the update. Many users thought Teams was just not working properly and missed several messages that were sent to them. Please make this banner more noticeable and make the scrolling within the terms more usable. It is very difficult…

    11 votes
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  11. Let us upload our own custom background for video calls.

    Let us upload our own custom background for video calls.

    11 votes
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  12. Mobile app dark theme respect system dark theme toggle

    iOS and Android both have native system dark themes now. The Teams app should respect the system dark theme toggle like the Outlook mobile app does. Eg when the system dark theme is activated, the Teams dark theme should be automatically be activated and vice versa.

    27 votes
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  13. Display All Participants in Video (not just 9) with Pages

    There has been a recent upgrade on my video chats to where it now shows 9 people instead of 4.

    However, the 9 people shown seem to be the first 9 participants. The following upgrades are proposed:

    1) For the first page, allow the people who are talking to be shown here. When the video was only showing 4 screens, whoever talked last would be on one of the 4 screens. However, now that there are 9 video screens displayed, the video page does not show the ACTIVE people speaking.

    2) There was 20+ people on my last call, all…

    8 votes
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  14. 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.

    13 votes
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  15. 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,

    12 votes
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  16. 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.

    11 votes
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  17. Sign-in behavior when accessing Microsoft Teams link

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    Microsoft Teams のリンクにアクセスした際の動作について
    Sign-in behavior when accessing Microsoft Teams link


    ■Description(内容):
    https://teams.microsoft.com/ にサインインした際、​[Windows アプリを入手] と [代わりに Web アプリを使用] のみ表示され、Microsoft Teams アプリを起動するダイアログが表示されていない。
    本 URL から Microsoft Teams にサインインする際、アプリを起動するダイアログが表示されてほしい。
    When users sign-in to https://teams.microsoft.com/, only [Get the Windows app] and [Use the web app instead] get displayed, and the dialog for starting the Microsoft Teams app does not get displayed.
    We hope that the dialog for starting the Microsoft Teams app can be displayed when signing into Microsoft Teams using the URL.

    9 votes
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  18. Make black system navigation bar controllable by user. No sudden fade in/out.

    In MS Teams during presentations, the black system navigation bar often covers part of the presentation. This is very undesirable for screenshots and also leaves a feeling of lack of control for the user.
    I recommend to not have things float in and out or suddenly appear or disappear without user input, or at least give the user the option to opt out of this very annoying behavior.
    When using MS Teams at work (10k+ corporation) this is by far the most annoying nuisance.
    Thanks for fixing.

    7 votes
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  19. Better overview on “What’s new” with feature description when it’s “TAP” or “GA”

    The “What’s new” section could be improved.

    Some options that I’m missing now is:
    - See new features based on your Tenant:
    Only see the new features when it has been released to your tenant


    • Tagging if feature is GA or TAP/Beta:
      If your organization joined the TAP program, it could be that you have access to new features that aren’t live yet. Will be nice to see a difference in feature releases in your tenant with tagging.

    9 votes
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  20. Adding distinctive status icons

    The current status colors/icons are limited and confusing
    (in a call), (in a meeting) and (busy) all using a red color
    and (Be right back) and (Appear away) using the same icon!

    adding distinctive icons for each status or different color would be helpful

    10 votes
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