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  1. Access to email from left tab panel

    If there was an Outlook tab integrated on the left, similar to the Meetings tab (which is effectively the Outlook calendar), one could stay in Teams all day and not have to switch out.

    2,834 votes
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      315 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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…

      1,297 votes
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        173 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Unread message count on Chat, Teams, channels

        Right now there is a unread message count badge on the Activity tab icon (I guess you only get that if you have followed any channels?). However I would much rather prefer if the badge was on the Chat and Teams tab icons so I can see where there is activity. Currently collapsed teams are also indicated having activity. Expanded teams should have the same indication.

        Furthermore, the unread activity badge on both the Activity and the application icon count unread channels. I would prefer a message count.

        1,157 votes
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          63 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Importing from Slack, Hipchat, Flowdock, Basecamp, etc.

          Hi,
          We are using Slack for a long time and now we are thinking to transition to MS Teams. In Slack it is possible to export all channel content's in JSON with links to files uploaded to slack.
          It could be very useful to have the ability to import the slack history into MS teams.

          1,085 votes
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            82 comments  ·  IT Pro  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Sound is too low and other sound problems

            VOLUME:

            The sound is too low!! Most people don't think it's even on. Let us customize the sound level, please.

            CUSTOMIZE SOUNDS:

            Right now sounds are all or nothing. This is not good. For example, you may want to have sound for Calls but not for chat or messages. There is a difference when you need to hear that someone is calling you – versus getting the constant bing/bing/bing on message chat.
            In addition – on commercial skype you could actually set sound notification channel or chat by channel or chat. Some things you want the bing – others it…

            820 votes
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              170 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Delete Private Chat threads

              This request is for the ability to completely delete a private chat thread. (Not hide/archive.)

              Again, this was pulled out into its own topic because it is still under review and no decision has been made.

              To recap what has already been completed from the other topic:

              1. Delete your own messages anywhere in Teams.
              2. Team Owners can choose if users can edit/delete in their tenant as well as choose if admins have the power to delete any message posted in public channels.
              3. The ability to hide your private chat threads (these are not the chat threads in…

              753 votes
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                82 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Rename General channel

                Make it so we can change the name of the General Channel.

                729 votes
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                  117 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Notifications are easily missed

                  The channel/team on which the notification has been made should stay more/better/longer visible so that you won't miss one. Slack is currently much better in that sense.

                  687 votes
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                    80 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    This feature request is still being reviewed. The team is working hard to make numerous changes with regards to notifications, but they haven’t forgotten about this item.

                    I hope to have more details soon.
                    -Warren

                  • 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.

                    574 votes
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                      77 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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....

                      561 votes
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                        27 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Sort conversations so the latest posts are at the top rather than bottom

                        Messages currently come in with latest content at the bottom of the page. Would be good to be able to re-sort so the conversations with the most recent traffic are at the top. Also, move the "Start a new conversation" to the top so that its clear you're adding a new conversation and not responding to a prior thread (we have a lot of newbies who don't use the "reply" because the compose bar is on the bottom, and thus end up creating a bunch of new threads accidentally).

                        Conversations in Groups starts at the top and forces old ones…

                        545 votes
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                          100 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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

                          468 votes
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                            31 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Embed Media

                            If you paste a link it should embed the media right in the chat (Gif, mp4, youtube, Vimeo, Soundcloud etc.)

                            411 votes
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                              56 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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.

                              357 votes
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                              • 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.

                                356 votes
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                                  51 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add the ability to " Quick Print " a file without having to download or open in sharepoint

                                  I want to have the ability to print a file without having to download it or opening Sharepoint. A "Quick Print" option would be 100% great

                                  333 votes
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                                    65 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    The feature team is still digging into the details of this item. I don’t have an update yet, but all your feedback and votes are shared with the feature team every month.
                                    I’ll keep pushing this item and hope to have more details soon.
                                    -Warren

                                  • Webhook needs to support forced notification a la "@channel", "@team", "@person"

                                    Webhooks should have a property to force notification a la "@channel", "@team", "@person". I have been using Slack webhooks for notifications out of our monitoring platform and can use "@" tags to make sure that the correct channels get the data and if the condition is severe, notify "@channel".

                                    328 votes
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                                      41 comments  ·  Developer Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow the central administration of Teams

                                      Currently an Admin cannot use the Admin app to centrally administer Groups, Planners and Teams. This creates a number of risks for an organisation: 1) unable to manage ownership; 2) unable to manage storage; 3) unable to manage information life cycles. Just to name a few. From a security and compliance point of view a central admin function is highly recommended.

                                      318 votes
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                                        25 comments  ·  Admin Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Drag chat messages to merge them into one reply thread

                                        Since a lot of people type messages in quick succession, it'd be helpful to have the ability to drag and merge them together into individual "reply threads".

                                        312 votes
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                                          60 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          This item is still under review.

                                          I would like some comments in the thread to help clarify, I believe this is asking about merge replies within a channel. I want to confirm the ask is targeting the grouping or replies in channels and not in messaging.

                                          Your feedback would be appreciated.
                                          -Warren

                                        • 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.

                                          288 votes
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