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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.

    3,152 votes
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      323 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…

      1,402 votes
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        188 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.

        1,240 votes
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          65 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.

          1,188 votes
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            91 comments  ·  IT Pro  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Rename General channel

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

            919 votes
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              156 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  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…

              864 votes
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                177 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  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.

                815 votes
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                  85 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.

                  700 votes
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                    96 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....

                    616 votes
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                      29 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  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

                      480 votes
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                        32 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.)

                        447 votes
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                          57 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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.

                          429 votes
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                            59 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  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.

                            421 votes
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                            • 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

                              404 votes
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                                76 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".

                                384 votes
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                                  49 comments  ·  Developer Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Merge/consolidate channels

                                  We changed the mind about the way we used some channels. We decided that some of the channels need to be merged. It would be nice to be able to do this without using history. We want history to be merged.

                                  362 votes
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                                    37 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Custom Group Categories for Teams

                                    As I create more and more teams, I need to be able to group or categorize them. It seems like the only native groupings are "favorites" or "more". I would like to be able to create other categories. Once I get over 30 teams, grouping them into detailed categories is going to be imperative to stay organized.

                                    316 votes
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                                      23 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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.

                                      313 votes
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                                        55 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Tag for status updates

                                        Skype for Business supports tagging for status updates. It's a really buried feature, but one that is really helpful when trying to get in touch with someone. Would love to make this more easily available in Microsoft Teams to be better able to catch people as they become available (e.g. know when they come in in the morning, when they finish their current meeting, etc.).

                                        246 votes
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                                          39 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                            18 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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