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  1. 79 votes
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      22 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.

      79 votes
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        5 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • View photos in a gallery format within teams as you can do the same in sharepoint.

        View photos in a gallery format within teams as you can do the same in sharepoint.

        78 votes
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          7 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Transparent Icon

          Handle transparency in Team icons. Currently an image with transparency will display transparent areas black.

          73 votes
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            12 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make Subject line visible by default on new conversations

            When starting a NEW conversation in a Channel, the subject line should be displayed by default and not hidden underneath the rich text expand button. Subject lines are very useful not only to let people know what that conversation is about, but also for searching later to return to the conversation after it has scrolled away some. We've enforced this on a few times internally using the honor system and have seen considerable success with keeping conversations on topic and getting people using the threading features.

            You wouldn't send an email without a Subject would you? Why should Teams be…

            72 votes
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              4 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Remember expand/collapse contact groups

              The new contact list is now live and it has the option to expand and collapse contact groups. However when I restart teams the are all expanded again.

              It would be better if Teams remembered when I collapse a group. then I can for example hide groups of contacts I don't use as often.

              71 votes
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                15 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Customize Applications within Sidebar (Drag-and-Drop)

                I'd like the ability to have full control over how the sidebar is organized. Currently, you have to click the 3 ellipses to view any connected apps as well as access them. Maybe have the list scrollable or drag-and-drop the applications into any order and snap into place. Maybe integrate the ability to unlock and lock the sidebar view so you don't accidentally reorganize the app list unintentionally.

                66 votes
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                  7 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • "Your message is too long. Please shorten it before sending"

                  Who are you to decide how long my messages should be? If I want to post a long stack trace, I should be able to do it.

                  56 votes
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                    14 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Show more than 1 week worth of calendar items

                    Currently only the current week of my calendar is shown. It would be great to see more than 1 week worth of calendar items.

                    56 votes
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                      7 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Ability to pin supporting apps (Planner, OneNote, etc.) on the left hand side menu

                      So we can go to our favorite apps on the go without having to click on the elipsis.

                      55 votes
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                        5 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Personal workspace along with Teams

                        I think it would be great to have a personal workspace that lives along side your Teams. This would give you a similar toolkit as a Team with the conversation element pulled out. You would have quick access to your files (OD4B), OneNote, important stuff, etc. via tabs and then could use

                        I suppose this would just be the merging of the chat and files tab into a space that would also give you the ability to use tabs and connectors.

                        Might need some workshopping, but I think this could be a powerful way to get people spending a lot…

                        53 votes
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                          8 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Dark mode

                          Please add a dark mode on iOS!

                          51 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Manual Away Settings and Status Text Box

                            The R/G/Y status indicator doesn't work. It seems to drive itself which is pointless. We need to be able to manually set it like Skype.

                            Of greater importance is the status TEXT. We MUST have this to show if we are traveling and when in the next 2 days, and when we have PTO. If we're heads down and don't want contact but will accept contact if needed, we need to set to Green and have that text in there. We're a 100% remote team and must rely on Teams for this.

                            PS - We're planning on sunsetting Slack for…

                            49 votes
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                              5 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Quicker way to find contact and start conversation

                              Starting new conversation with colleague via teams (4-6 seconds, 7+ steps):
                              1. Mouse click on pinned MS Teams on taskbar
                              2. Wait for 1-2 seconds for MS Teams window to open
                              3. Mouse click on "Search"
                              4. Enter contact name
                              5. Mouse click or down+enter to open chat
                              6. Mouse click/focus message field
                              7.Type + enter, message sent

                              Compared to Skype for business (1-3 seconds, 4 steps):
                              1. Double click on taskbar Skype icon - window opens instantly
                              2. Start typing contact name ("Search" is focused automatically)
                              3. Press enter (first match chat window is opened, message field is focused) …

                              46 votes
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                                under review  ·  6 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Advance Whiteboard Features

                                Advance whiteboard features would add massive value to remote teams like icon & photo finder, wireframes templates, idea voting,web page capture or via URL, prebuilt templates (eg.Strategy, Agile, ideation, mind maps, sixsigma tools...)... A good inspiration can be found in Realtimeboard or Mural.

                                46 votes
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                                  under review  ·  1 comment  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Integrate Teams into Outlook

                                  It would be great if u could integrate teams into outlook. i mean the whole functionality of the 'teams app' could be a 'tab' in outlook.

                                  46 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Show Teams with external users in a different colour scheme

                                    It would be good to have Teams with external users (guests) show up in a different colour scheme so that users are aware about internal/external groups at a glance. It will also help if there is a feature akin to Outlook Mail Tips which will indicate that content being shared in such Teams is visible to external users.

                                    45 votes
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                                      8 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Show me the number of channel followers

                                      In Slack I can see the members of a channel, but I also know at a glance how many people are in the channel. With Teams I can see the team members but it is hard to get a quantity. Also, I don't know how to see who is following a given channel in the team. If I have a dead channel I want to know so I can remove it.

                                      43 votes
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                                        6 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Channel background picture

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

                                        43 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Collapse All Teams

                                          Please give me an option to collapse or expand all Favorites

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