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  1. Channel background picture

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

    83 votes
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  2. Don't Close Call when Teams window Closed

    This happens to me about 5 times a day. Literally. I'm chatting to someone and they close the window to find another one and the call ends.

    In Skype, closing the Window doesn't end the call.

    On iOS, closing the Window doesn't end the call.

    Why does it end the call on Windows?

    82 votes
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  3. Ability to undock the "Chat" function in the Teams window

    Would like to see the ability to undock the "Chat" function in the Teams window - like the Skype for Business interface, so that I can work in "Teams" and view documents while answering questions for folks. Too often, someone asks me a question, to answer it I have to leave the chat and find the document and then go back to the chat and then re-find the document. I also may want the chat up and visible while I'm working in other applications without wanting the heavier/larger total Teams UI on top.

    80 votes
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  4. Copy paste markdown text should do proper formatting

    Although markdown works as you type things in by hand, it should also format text that is pasted into Teams.

    We often have markdown docs or other existing assets that we're discussing, and being able to copy-paste markdown into Teams would help make that process a lot easier than retyping everything by hand!

    70 votes
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  5. group contacts by status

    Add ability in Teams to arrange contacts by online/offline status like Skype has.

    69 votes
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  6. 'Fully' threaded conversations, not just reply-to-Topic

    While I know we can reply to the top-level topic we can't reply to a post replying to this topic.

    Currently I have to pull out each reply like this as a separate Topic which is cumbersome and loses the original context.

    I 'simply' want to Reply to any Posts in Teams, be that a top-level topic or a response to that Topic, so that I can have a fully threaded, contextual conversation.

    69 votes
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  7. Open Chat windows separately

    Open Chat windows separately. This is very poor implementation of chat in MS TEAMS, as all proper communication tools that exist in the market have this feature. It allows for multiple chats to be viewed simultaneously. When is MS TEAMS dev team going to fix this glaring gap?

    64 votes
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  8. Reply

    Often, the <--Reply appears hidden behind the "Start a new conversation" field. This results in forking conversations rather than keeping all under a single topic thread.

    Could the Reply button move out where we already expect to see Conversation tools?

    63 votes
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  9. 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.

    62 votes
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  10. Ability to order the channels within a team...

    Unless I just can't find it:) The channels order by creation. Would love to be able to reorder them by dragging them.

    61 votes
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  11. Keyboard shortcuts for 'Back' and 'Forward' navigation

    Please create a keyboard shortcut for the ability to navigate 'Back' and 'Forward' (instead of having to mouse click on the upper-left arrows).

    60 votes
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  12. Improve UI for threaded conversations

    I think that the threaded conversation view has a fundamental UI problem.

    At present, the text control at the bottom of the view will start a new conversation, and replying to an existing conversation requires a specific action.

    We have been trained by pretty much every other chat program in the world that the box at the bottom of the screen is for typing a reply to the current conversation. To change this behavior requires Teams users to un-learn a common behavior and re-learn it just for this program.

    Users spend most of their time using other programs. Conforming to…

    59 votes
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  13. 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.

    59 votes
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  14. Add the option to disable message previews in the Favorites and Recent IM windows.

    In the Chat tab, my boss complains that he can't open Teams while in screen sharing applications (such as WebEx) because if he does then the last thing said to each of his contacts is visible and may compromise confidential info. He'd like the option to turn off the preview and only show the names of the people without any message preview.

    59 votes
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  15. 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) …

    59 votes
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  16. 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…

    59 votes
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  17. Stacking Chat Notifications

    This might be more windows UX but it would be nice if the notifications stacked for chats. I am part of an active group chat and I don't want to disable notifications completely but it is also distracting when there are notifications all up the side of my computer!

    58 votes
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  18. 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?

    57 votes
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  19. Make the accept call button GREEN

    I would like to see the answer call button for call be changed to green. This would highlight the action similar to the hang up button being red.

    57 votes
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  20. Allow me to change Group Chat icons

    Right now we have a bunch of Group and once you start adding names to it, they are pretty hard to identify which one is which. If I could change the Group Chat icon, it will be easier for me to identify this.

    55 votes
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