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  1. dismiss mobile notifications when marking them read on desktop app and vica-verca

    Notifications on the mobile should disappear once read on another device.

    494 votes
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    61 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Warren responded

    Thank you all for your feedback! This feature request has now been completed. :)

    Enjoy!
    -Warren

  2. delete recorded meeting

    There is no way to delete a meeting that has been recorded in a channel. There have been a couple of times that I have started and ended one realizing I was in the wrong channel or that I didn't give it a title or topic name.

    481 votes
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    99 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Hyperlink any text in chat

    Allow any text to be selected and a hyperlink added to it, both using Ctrl+K (standard across Office applications) and by providing a hyperlink button in the expanded compose box.

    469 votes
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    60 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Warren responded

    You can now hyperlink any text.

    To do so click on the “A” icon just under the compose box, this will expand the compose box.
    From the expanded view, you can type the text you wish, select the text then click the chain icon at the top of the compose box.
    This will allow you to add a hyperlink to the selected text. You may also enter the text into “text to display” field in this pop up box.

    Thank you for the suggestions and keep that feedback coming!

    -Warren

  4. Make planner available in the mobile app

    Please make it possible to access assigned taks in the mobile app

    464 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Add "What's happening today?" Status

    Skype for Business has a "What's happening today?" custom status under their name which users can write custom messages such as "Teleworking" or "At Lunch". Teams should have this also.

    462 votes
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    69 comments  ·  Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Configure app start up behavior

    It would be great if I can decide how the app starts up, like start up at boot but minimized, start up at boot maximized, do not start up at boot, etc..

    462 votes
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    121 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Warren responded

    Switching status to “completed” from “We have this”.

    Hi everyone,

    We do have this feature!
    In order to have the Teams application start in the background you will need to set these two items.

    Under Settings, within Teams, you need to select both of these options:
    1) Auto-start application
    2) Open application in background

    If those two are selected, upon restart of the OS when you first login in, the Team app should start in the background and only appear in hidden application bar and not on the main Taskbar.

    Please NOTE: If you exit the Teams application, then click the Teams’ icon to launch the app, it will now load in the foreground. The background start up is only when you first log into the OS and the application automatically launches in the background.

    -Warren

  7. Let me and the team owner delete messages.

    One user asked:
    If I wrote the message, I should be allowed to delete it, regardless of a time limit (right now we're only allowed 24 hours to delete our own message). There should be no limit.

    Another user asked:
    The team owner should have moderating access to their own teams. In its most basic form, team owners should be able to delete messages posted by other members.

    It is a basic functionality that other popular services like Slack allow. It also helps keep a team's conversation clean.

    For example, a new member of our team is still getting familiar…

    447 votes
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    52 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Suphatra responded

    We have removed the 24-hour limit on all messages. We have also added the ability for owners to delete messages. HOWEVER, on the latter function, this is not on by default — the IT admin needs to enable the feature to allow team owners to delete any message.

    Let me know if you have any questions!

    Suphatra

  8. Video meetings (Smartphone)

    It would be great to participate on video meetings via smartphones (Microsoft Teams application). Most of the people have a smartphone with a camera.

    447 votes
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    45 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Button in Outlook to start a chat from an email thread

    I should be able to easily start a chat from an Outlook email thread.

    442 votes
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    45 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. copy & paste pictures

    Would be nice to make it possible to post pictures directly into a Team channel form anywhere (browser, files, etc)

    409 votes
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    28 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Warren responded

    I’ve gotten feedback from the feature team that copying images into chat should work, but different than you would expect with external images. External images pasted into a message will show up as a link. Prior to the update, pasting an external image simply broke.

    If you wish to paste an external image and not have it appear as a link, then you will need to past it into the clipboard and then copy the image from the clipboard into the message.

  11. Tie "Team" environment to "Planner"

    Issue:
    Files/Notes/Tasks created in Microsoft Teams are not integrated with Microsoft Planner

    Steps to Reproduce:
    Open Teams and then either (1) Create a new Team, or (2) associate an existing Outlook/Sharepoint Group/Plan

    Expected:
    When a File, Note, or Task ("Planner") is created in either Teams or Planner, it should be totally integrated and accessible from both programs

    Actual:
    Items created in Teams are totally separate and independent of the actual MS Planner(s) located in https://tasks.office.com

    Result:
    It is confusing that work created in one space is not visible in the other and vice versa

    406 votes
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    32 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Teams Meeting in Outlook

    It would be nice to be able to create a Teams meeting directly in Outlook similar to what Skype for Business does now.

    406 votes
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    25 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. See all planner tasks assigned to me

    It would be nice if all planner tasks assigned to me were aggregated somewhere, instead of requiring me to go into each individual team and then each individual channel to find out what I'm responsible for. To-dos could get lost in the shuffle very easily that way.

    405 votes
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    18 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. While in a call, add another person to the call

    While in a call, you should be able to add another person (or more than one) to the call, to instantly create a group call. Similar as in Skype by clicking the "+" button.

    401 votes
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    42 comments  ·  Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Warren responded

    This feature has been released and will now be flagged as completed.

    Thank you all for the feedback!
    -Warren

  15. It's distracting to get a chat message when a meeting has started or ended

    This should be a notification option that you can turn off. Currently you see a chat item for your attention. You go to it only to see that the meeting you just started, or just ended, started or ended. You already know that, and the notification is just wasting your time.

    393 votes
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    36 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are happy to announce this feature is released. By default meeting chats will be muted until send a message in the chat, or join the online meeting. To change these defaults, go to your profile picture at the top right of the app, select Settings > Notifications. From there, scroll to the meetings section and open the menu next to Meeting chat notifications.

  16. Allow service numbers from a SIP trunk via Teams Direct Routing

    Could you please add support for service numbers (usable with auto attendant or call queues) that come from a SIP trunk connected via Direct Routing? It doesn't make sense to support BYOT with Teams Direct Routing but not having the possibility to use the numbers on the SIP trunk as service numbers for an auto attendant or a call queue.

    380 votes
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    46 comments  ·  Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Forward an email to a channel

    A useful feature for an intact Team that is just starting to use Microsoft Teams would be the ability to forward an existing email to a channel.

    378 votes
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    61 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Suphatra responded

    Hi everyone, we’ve added the ability to create an email address for a channel. You can see more details here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams/Can-I-Email-to-a-Team-channel/m-p/51774/highlight/false#M2784

    Some of you have reached out to let me know that this doesn’t address your other needs around being able to send emails into and out of Teams. Please email me at sparavi@microsoft.com, because I’m collating all your feedback and will submit a follow up request to this item to the team.

    Thanks everyone, and thank you for making Teams better and better with your great feedback and participation.

    Suphatra
    Microsoft Teams

  18. Wiki needs image embedding

    I was working on a wiki article for a channel and wanted to embed a picture. The best I could do was paste a URL. I would like to embed an image in sharepoint or just a plain image from my pc so I can talk about it in the wiki section and aid the reader understand better.

    373 votes
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    50 comments  ·  Wiki  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Suphatra responded

    This is done! Users can now paste an image directly into Wiki to have it embed properly. We’re rolling out a feature in the next day or two to allow users to then resize that image. We’re completing work to allow users to insert an image natively without using copy / paste, that should be completed by end of year.

    If you have any trouble with this feature, just tweet me at @skprufo.

    Sincerely,
    Suphatra

  19. Speed Dial for Teams IP Phones

    Currently the Teams IP Phones are not useable cause in order to dial a call you have to use the onscreen keyboard to search for a contact to see presence or to dial the call. Teams IP Phones need to be able to place certain contacts on a speed dial tab that will show certain contacts and their presence status on one screen. You should be able to glance at the speed dial tab to quickly see who in your team is online and dial them.

    368 votes
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    75 comments  ·  IP Phones  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Add surveys/polls

    It would be great, if we can add Surveys/polls directly to a Team. Currently, we need to create them externally and post a link to this. If we can include it in the Team, it could be a new tab that users can open and take the Survey/Poll directly.

    360 votes
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    19 comments  ·  Bots  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Suphatra responded

    Hi again, a few of you emailed me that the previous instructions were not working, so here are two more ways you can add Polly.

    1. Click on the ellipses of the Team name then click View team. In this window, click the tab that says “Bots.” Then click “Discover Bots” and find Polly.

    2. Or just use the search bar in the left rail of your app. Write “Polly” and you should see the bot show up in the results in the auto-complete drop-down.

    If you have any more questions, please feel free to tweet to me at www.twitter.com/skprufo or email at this address or just add to this thread - whatever works for you. :)

    Sincerely,
    Suphatra

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