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  1. Can incoming emails sent into a channel generate notifications the same way conversations do?

    If I'm following a channel I'd like to be able to receive notifications on ALL activity in that channel. The biggest thing that's missing is the ability to get banner notifications and a number in the Teams icon (like when someone posts a new conversation) for incoming emails to the channel.

    We want to have a group of people monitor automated alerts coming into a channel and respond to them but without notifications we have to keep bringing the Teams window up and manually checking it.

    141 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Warren responded

    This feature request is still being reviewed by the feature team. No ETA for a decision yet.

    -Warren

  2. Teams Intro Video

    There is no way to exit the Intro Video. I had to close the Tab. Add a close button.

    11 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Getting Started  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Suphatra responded

    Whoa, good catch! Thanks Matt. I’ll send this over to the team so they can fix.

    Suphatra
    Microsoft Teams

  3. Make "Follow this channel" the default setting.

    Usual Microsoft lack of UI intuition.
    Channels should be followed by default with the user unfollowing it if they wish.

    1,824 votes
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    289 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Share T-Bot Answers with the Team

    T-Bot is great, but I can't share the results with my Team so I have to tell them what to ask him for.

    4 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Suphatra responded

    I love this idea! I’ve sent it over to our T-bot guy. :-)

    I’ll keep you posted on where this goes.

    Suphatra

  5. Alert when there is no update

    when you "Check for updates" give a response even if no update available.

    9 votes
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    0 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Suphatra responded

    Hi Oscar, I sent this to our release manager! I think he’ll like the idea. I’ll let you know if we move on it.

    Have a great weekend.

    Suphatra

  6. Sway in "+" tab

    There should be the option to add sway presentations in the "+" app tab

    231 votes
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    under review  ·  43 comments  ·  Tabs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Better Team Permission Control

    The current team settings are very bare-bones.

    For instance, there's a single permission that allows for adding/modifying/removing tabs. These should all be separate permissions.

    For the sake of usability, there could be a "master" permission for each piece of functionality (tabs, channels, connectors, etc...) and an expandable list of the sub-options where, if you didn't want to give a certain role all of the permissions for a certain functionality, you could give a role a subset of the create/modify/remove permissions.

    329 votes
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    16 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Warren responded

    Thank you all very much for the great response. The survey is now closed. The feature team will be reviewing all the data that was gathered and responded based on the findings.
    Again, thank you for helping us make Microsoft Teams the best it can be.
    -Warren

  8. Custom Team Member Roles

    Currently for any given team, there are only two options: member or owner.

    This only allows for two tiers of permissions. It would be great if there was the ability to either add custom roles to add more granularity for adding/removing permissions for different tiers of teammates.

    393 votes
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    under review  ·  39 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Editable Teams and Channels header

    Proposed solution:

    I have experience of using MatterMost (an on-premises Slack clone) and one of the features I really like is that each channel has an editable header. That header can contain markdown.

    My team is a dev team and we use the channel header to display badges for our Continuous Integration (CI) builds. I'd really like to be able to do the same in Teams.


    Problem right now, as described by one user:

    I need the team description more easily visible. Right now I have to click on Edit to be able to see the description of the Team.…

    422 votes
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    36 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Warren responded

    This feature request is still be reviewed by the feature team. No additional details are available at this time.

    -Warren

  10. Move status change up in the UI hierarchy (to single-click position)

    I change status frequently in this and other chat apps. Most others allow for a one- or two-click path (or on Macs, add it to the Touch Bar), while Teams has a minimum of three clicks.

    10 votes
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    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Tag Files for Searchability

    As we upload files, it would be great to have the option to add Tags for the files. That way, when utilizing search, we could enter tags to be able to find results based on the tags specified.

    348 votes
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    17 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Warren responded

    This feature is still under review. The feature team is digging into the details but have not made a decision yet.

    -Warren

  12. 505 votes
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    50 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. stop suggesting the mobile app

    Every time I start the desktop app I get a banner at the top suggesting the mobile app. Please make a way to disable ads.

    85 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Getting Started  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Warren responded

    This request is still under review by the feature team.

    -Warren

  14. Templates for Planner

    Would be good if we could have predefined templates for planner that we can then use for repetitive tasks eg onboarding a new starter.

    This is a feature we had in Asana and have lost since moving to teams

    385 votes
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    under review  ·  27 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. add the Party Parrot emojis

    Please add more emojis. For example
    Add the onion emoji.
    Add the poop emoji.
    Add a “curtsy” emoji to compliment the “bow”.
    Bring the fistbump emoji over from Skype into Teams.
    Add the Party Parrot emoji collection.
    Add emojis that relay more positive messages (most seem negative).
    Add flags emoji collection.
    Add “canyoutalk” emoji from Skype.
    Add medical-themed emojis for those who work in the medical field.

    523 votes
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    71 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Warren responded

    This item is still under review. I’ll keep following up with the feature team.

    -Warren

  16. Persistent notification

    I'm using Mac and one annoying thing is that I'm not getting notified of new messages in team channels (whether I'm mentioned or not) because I missed the banner in the top right of the screen, either from being away from my desk or focusing on my second screen. The red icon is added to the actual application icon in the dock menu when I get a direct chat but there should be something here to indicate that team chats have new messages

    680 votes
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    47 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Warren responded

    This item is still under consideration by the feature team.

    -Warren

  17. Connectors stop working when the creator leaves the team

    We have found when a user leaves a Team or is removed from a Team all of the connectors for that user stop functioning. They remain, which is critical, so another user can read and replace the defunct connector.

    Would be great if they continued to function or if there was a way to transfer to another user or have another user assume control.

    35 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Suphatra responded

    This is a known issue — will update you when I have more info.

    Suphatra

  18. 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…

    2,348 votes
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    315 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Warren responded

    This feature is still being reviewed by the feature team. No decision has been made yet. I’ll keep you posted.

    -Warren

  19. 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.

    13,786 votes
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    1456 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Important Message Notification

    Currently, there does not seem to be any notification on any platform when a message in a Team/Channel is marked Important. Please put an option to be notified for important messages, even if you aren't actually mentioned in the post.

    146 votes
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    15 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Warren responded

    This item is still under review by the feature team. I hope to have a decision soon to share with you.

    -Warren

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