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  1. Allow rearranging contacts and groups

    The new contact list is now live but it's missing the ability to rearrange contacts and groups by drag and drop like you can now do with teams and recent conversations.

    I have quite a few contacts and large groups so sorting them would be very useful.

    189 votes
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      29 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Usage of Teams once, breaks ability to use Skype

      Dear Admins, please get on the same page as your design teams and support staff, they’re giving users contradicting information.

      I just had a conversation with Microsoft Support about the ability for a Skype user to talk to a Teams user…basically at this time there is no such thing as interoperability despite their documentation regarding coexistence modes.

      The very minute a user even tries Teams just once…they break the ability to use Skype to talk to you if you’re using Teams. Apparently it’s been in this broken state for months and is “by design.”

      Here’s the quote from the rep,…

      113 votes
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        4 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Compact mode

        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.

        7,503 votes
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          936 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Hi everyone, thank you for your patience since the last update.

          We want to extend a huge thanks to all of you who have engaged with us on this topic of compact chat. Your input has been invaluable and helped inform our design and decision-making.

          As we look to 2019, we will be pursuing plans to continue to make the product more and more space efficient. We see this as a guiding design principle, as well as a backlog of requests from UserVoice that we catalogue, discuss, debate, brainstorm and problem solve.

          This principle is also why we will not be making a sharp design turn towards a permanently heavy dense design. Our user base is a wide range of people — such as high school students, the visually impaired, open source developers, and your every day knowledge worker. Because of our broad reach, we must maintain a standard of…

        • Chats & Channels Need a Pop Out Option

          While working on a document and also chatting with teammates it would be invaluable to have a pop-out option for chat. Ideally we should be able to pop out the individual chat, the entire chat window, and even teams or channels. This would allow for a more efficient day.

          11 votes
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            5 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 →
            • Quick Hide and Hide All Conversations

              Currently in Teams it takes two mouse clicks to close a chat conversation. In Skype there is a "X" to close the conversation. This results in a single mouse click to close out a conversation window.
              This makes it easy to rapidly close out any open conversatations you are finished with. It would be nice to have this same function in Teams.
              The X could go either to the left of the CHAT name or next to the "...".

              Also it is very easy for your "RECENT CHAT" tab to get filled up with several conversations and takes a long…

              13 votes
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                3 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 →
                • 79 votes
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                    22 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 →
                    • 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 →
                      • Don't hide reply field in Teams chat.

                        In Teams chat, replying to existing conversations is a more frequent occurrence and requirement that starting a new conversation. The Teams chat UX however requires the player to open up a reply field before then entering a reply, whilst the 'start new chat' field is presented as the default option.

                        This often leads to replies to existing conversations being posted as new conversations.

                        Could you please find a way to reduce instances of users inadvertently (but intuitively) starting new conversations when trying to reply to existing ones. I would suggest displaying the reply field already open below an existing chat…

                        9 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Multi-window for chats and more

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

                          3,368 votes
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                            405 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            It has been three months since the last update, so checking in here to let you know this is still being actively worked on. I really appreciate your patience as we work on this.

                            I hope you’re all enjoying the holidays, and have a very Happy New Year!

                            Thanks,
                            Suphatra

                          • 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 →
                            • Provide Dark Mode

                              Provides dark mode ui for Android just like windows app.

                              7 votes
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                              • Make copying conversation easier.

                                Currently, if I highlight a section of a conversation to copy, and that section is longer than a screen size, it looses focus before I can right-click and copy. I have to copy smaller sections at a time and piece them together.

                                18 votes
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                                • Make it like Slack. Don’t buy Slack though.

                                  Teams is mostly pretty lame. Slack is way better. Just make it like Slack. But don’t buy Slack, y’all would probably ruin or kill it like you did the Sunrise calendar app 💔.

                                  18 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Prevent layout change when displaying "Call Controls on headsets and other devices aren't available right now."

                                    Prevent layout change when displaying "Call Controls on headsets and other devices aren't available right now."

                                    When that message pops up the message window is compressed. That catches my eye and makes me think something worthy of note happened--when it didn't. If it happens repeatedly it will also cause the last line of text to get scrolled off the screen a little more each time it appears/disappears.

                                    For me this happens on the Chat message window for Teams while I'm in a conference call using Skype. I know Skype is using the headset and I'm not attempting to call anyone…

                                    5 votes
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                                    • 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…

                                      1,512 votes
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                                        201 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make Planner (and other apps) sticky to the sidebar.

                                        I do a lot of work across teams and I want to click into Planner just like Chat or Activity to easily see all tasks across teams. Sortable by priority/due date pls.

                                        26 votes
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                                          5 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Conversations in Separate Window

                                          Could we get an option to have conversations start up in a separate window, rather than attached to the main Teams window? Then you could close that window when you are done and the main window would be much more compact. Kind of like SFB is designed.

                                          87 votes
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