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  1. 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.…

    535 votes
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    52 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

  2. 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 →
  3. 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.

    426 votes
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    24 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

  4. 627 votes
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    65 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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.

    94 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

  6. 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

    500 votes
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    under review  ·  34 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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.

    712 votes
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    92 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

  8. 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

    775 votes
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    61 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Warren responded

    This item is still under consideration by the feature team.

    -Warren

  9. 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

  10. 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…

    2,846 votes
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    390 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. 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.

    17,622 votes
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    1641 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 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.

    174 votes
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    18 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

  13. When teams logs out it should give a different message

    When you get logged out in the mac client it says:

    "You signed out of your account
    It's a good idea to close all browser windows."


    1. I did not sign out it autosigned out on it's own. The wording implies some action I did signed me out rather than an auto timeout.

    2. I am using the mac client not a browser. Perhaps behind the scenes it is just a browser, but this terminology is confusing.

    3. It saying "it is a good idea to close all browser windows" implies both that I need to close browser windows (not true with the…
    5 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Suphatra responded

    Thanks Ben for this information and your insight. Its really helpful. I have sent this to the design team so its under review.

    Suphatra
    Microsoft Teams

    Email: sparavi@microsoft.com
    Twitter: @skprufo

  14. Add team wide reminders

    We have weekly bot reminders currently on Slack and that would be a big advantage to getting our whole team moved over.

    For example:
    - Tuesdays at noon: Reminder - team meeting in 30 minutes
    - Last Friday of month: Finish submitting hours
    - etc....

    2,491 votes
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    144 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Warren responded

    This feature is under review by the feature team. No new feedback at this time.
    -Warren

  15. Let me @ Mention the user's first name instead of their DisplayName

    Hi,
    When mentioning someone with @, is it possible to use the user alias instead of the Display Name? In Slack for example, it is possible to choose whether to display the full name or the user name when being mentioned. Could be great to have it on MS Teams because it is shorter in messages where many mentions are provided.

    1,946 votes
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    under review  ·  152 comments  ·  People  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Add option to have non-threaded channels

    I'd like the capability when I add a new channel to make it non-threaded. Threaded conversations are great for some channel topics, but other more casual channels get too cluttered with multiple threads. I'd prefer to have the flexibility to decide which format I want when I create the channel.

    615 votes
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    121 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Warren responded

    This request is still being considered by the feature team but a final decision has not yet been made. I’m still awaiting more details.

    -Warren

  17. Integrate the client login with Office 365

    Integrate the client login with Office 365, similar to the integration of OneNote, Word, and Excel. This utilizes the current login information instead of prompting the user for credentials each time the client is started.

    136 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Account Access (Sign-In)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Warren responded

    This request is now under review by the feature team.

    Thank you for the suggestions!
    -Warren

  18. Backup, export, printing, archive options

    Can Teams chat and activities data be exported, printed, archived, and backed up/restored? Within Sharepoint or elsewhere? This could be necessary for a few reasons both during projects and for historical records.

    4,005 votes
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    561 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Warren responded

    This item is still under review. No new updates at this time.
    -Warren

  19. Support for planner charts

    It looks like in it's current "preview" form, the planner charts that show the circular "status" chart, the "members" bar chart, etc. are not present. It would be great to have these back for each plan that's being worked on. Our Teams use these quite a bit. Thanks.

    155 votes
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    under review  ·  5 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Integration for Microsoft Project

    Enable integration with Microsoft Project to see a project timeline, work breakdown, schedule, and dependencies. Additionally, teams could provide notifications to members about dates in the project.

    1,320 votes
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    under review  ·  Warren responded

    The team is still reviewing this item. I hope to know of a decision soon.

    -Warren

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