Public

Hi there, you’ve reached the user feedback site for Microsoft Teams. We have partnered with UserVoice, third-party service and your use of the portal and your submission is subject to the UserVoice Terms of Service & Privacy Policy, including license terms. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos for which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft.

It’s managed by me (Suphatra) and I’m a real person, not a robot. I work on the Teams team and sit in engineering, and its my job to represent your voice in the design and development of this product.

Here’s how to get your voice heard:

1 — VOTE for existing ideas (this will also subscribe you to the idea’s status updates)
2 — SUBMIT new ideas (any duplications are merged together)
3 — RATE the product by clicking the little orange star on this page. This helps us understand our overall standing with users. It will collect your rating every six weeks.
4 — COMMENT in ideas’ threads, which I check religiously!

Thanks everyone for supporting Teams. We’re listening and we really appreciate your feedback.

Sincerely,
Suphatra

How can we make Microsoft Teams better?

(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. Guest Access

    Collaboration is a core element of how we work which requires the creation of extended teams on a project or long term engagement. Whilst the majority of our teams are internal staff, there is still a critical element of any project that requires the inclusion of our clients and/or external vendors. It is imperative that Microsoft Teams allows for the easy (but secure) inclusion of external parties for the length of any project or engagement.

    This is why historically products like Groups etc. have not been adopted as widely as we would hope. If the tool only allows for 60-70%…

    8,141 votes
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      Signed in as (Sign out)

      We’ll send you updates on this idea

      749 comments  ·  Guest Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      completed  ·  Warren responded

      The #1 requested feature for Microsoft Teams is now here!

      We’re starting to roll out the ability to add anyone as a guest in Microsoft Teams. This means that anyone with a business or consumer email account, such as Outlook.com, Gmail.com or others, can participate as a guest in Teams with full access to team chats, meetings and files.

      For more info, check out https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/Collaborate-securely-with-anyone-in-Microsoft-Teams/ba-p/165941

      Thank you all for your feedback and support!
      -Warren

    • Enable screen sharing without audio/video call

      Enable an option to start a screen sharing session without starting a an audio.video call. This is a common use case in our organization.

      5,483 votes
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        Signed in as (Sign out)

        We’ll send you updates on this idea

        407 comments  ·  Video and Phone Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        UPDATE: I have confirmed with the feature team that this is, in fact, functioning as you expect – you can share your entire desktop or a specific window directly from a private chat session, without starting audio or video. The mute microphone button is enabled so you are able to easily add audio by “unmuting”, but we realize this is causing confusion. We are working on further experience improvements.

        Please feel free to respond to teamsml@microsoft.com if you are still seeing issues.

        Thanks,
        Alex

      • 4,723 votes
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          Signed in as (Sign out)

          We’ll send you updates on this idea

          521 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Complete Skype for Business Integration into Teams

          Honestly, this is a tall order due to the fact that Teams was not launched this way in the first place, but my real world experience, and feedback from the field, is that having Skype-for-Business-like functions in Teams (chat/Presence/etc) be separate from Skype for Business itself is not only confusing for many users, but inhibits adoption. Users want to consolidate the number of apps they use, not increase it. I personally find this to be true.

          Teams is an incredible tool with so much potential, but living and breathing in Skype for Business, like so many of us do, Teams…

          4,508 votes
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            Signed in as (Sign out)

            We’ll send you updates on this idea

            127 comments  ·  Video and Phone Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            completed  ·  Warren responded

            This topic will be closed out as completed since the vast majority of the S4B convergence has already released to the public.

            If you have any specific requests, please open a new topic or vote for an existing topic that more specifically targets your wish.

            The team is aware of the issue of using Teams will force you from using S4B.
            I’ve opened a topic specifically for that based on the feedback below – vote for support of this request at https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/35124451

            As for notification issues and being able to view multiple conversations, there are topics for allowing different types of notifications – http://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/16925461 and a topic for multi-window for chats and more – https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/16926739
            The ability to send audio or video messages can be voted for at – https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/32372014

            Thank you for all the feedback and suggestions.
            -Warren

          • Auto scroll down when new messages come in

            It is annoying to have to click on the “New Messages” button or scroll down manually when new messages arrive. The suggestion here is to keep scrolling down to bottom and to provide a button to jump back to last unread message.

            3,978 votes
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              Signed in as (Sign out)

              We’ll send you updates on this idea

              418 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              completed  ·  Suphatra responded

              Hi everyone, thanks for the feedback and help on this item. It has been resolved for the majority of users: the screen no longer jumps around while scrolling or jumps to the latest message if you are scrolled up.

              If you have any questions with this feature or find a bug, please email teamsml@microsoft.com with repro steps and user logs. Your feedback is always extremely helpful!

              Thank you for your support of Teams and your patience while we worked on this item. I really appreciate it and wish you a very Happy New Year!

              Suphatra

            • Code snippets

              I would like code snippets with highlighting based on code language. And for snippets longer than X lines, a "show more" button (like slack)

              3,045 votes
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                Signed in as (Sign out)

                We’ll send you updates on this idea

                128 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                completed  ·  Warren responded

                This feature request has been completed and is available to the public. Thank you for the suggestion and feedback!
                -Warren

              • Allow use of existing OneNotes/documents for channels

                My team has a pre-existing OneNote. It would be really helpful to be able to create a tab that uses this, rather than being forced to start with a blank notebook.

                2,380 votes
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  Signed in as (Sign out)

                  We’ll send you updates on this idea

                  116 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  completed  ·  Warren responded

                  Great news!
                  Starting today, there’s an updated OneNote option in the Tab Gallery that allows you to create a new notebook for your tab, point to an existing notebook, or link to a particular OneNote section or page.

                  This update is not yet available for EDU customers, but we’ll continue to update this new OneNote experience to make it easier to bring your important content into Teams!

                  The release notes can be found at: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Release-notes-for-Microsoft-Teams-d7092a6d-c896-424c-b362-a472d5f105de

                • Notifications for all messages in a channel

                  There is no clear way how to enable all notifications in channels. I have channel where I am interested in all messages.

                  1,962 votes
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    Signed in as (Sign out)

                    We’ll send you updates on this idea

                    248 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    completed  ·  Suphatra responded

                    I hope this brightens your Friday — your feature request is here! Our hardworking engineers have been working on this for weeks and we’re happy to report it released yesterday.

                    To set notifications for all messages in a channel, just click the little ellipses next to the channel name and choose “Follow this channel.”

                    If this made your Friday, please tweet to us! You can send the tweet to me (@skprufo) or just include the #MicrosoftTeams hashtag, and I’ll make sure it gets to our dev team.

                    THANK YOU for making Teams better and better with your awesome feedback. You guys are the best.

                    Sincerely,
                    Suphatra
                    Microsoft Teams

                  • Drag and Drop attachments

                    It really slows us down to have to click Attachment and browse the finder to find an image. Would prefer drag and drop.

                    1,783 votes
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      Signed in as (Sign out)

                      We’ll send you updates on this idea

                      51 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      completed  ·  Suphatra responded

                      This item is still completed, HOWEVER many of you have reported a new issue: drag/drop does not work when you are taking a file directly from email (i.e. Outlook) and trying to drop it into Teams. I experience the same problem every day, too!

                      If you’d like this function, please add your votes to this UserVoice item for that specific drag/drop ask: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/16927345

                      Thanks and hope you’re having a great day.

                      Sincerely,
                      Suphatra

                    • Add quiet hours to notifications

                      I like having notifications on my mobile device, but would like the option to silence notifications for after hours and weekends. Potentially, selectively per channel/team.

                      1,641 votes
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        Signed in as (Sign out)

                        We’ll send you updates on this idea

                        56 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        completed  ·  Warren responded

                        Great news, this feature request has been completed and now available to the public!

                        Thank you for all your feedback and suggestions. :) Enjoy the feature!
                        -Warren

                      • Recording of video meetings

                        What about if video meetings could be recorded for later view.

                        1,602 votes
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          Signed in as (Sign out)

                          We’ll send you updates on this idea

                          97 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          completed  ·  Warren responded

                          Slight correction. This is being flagged as completed as it is now in the public ring.
                          Teams cloud meeting recording is now available world-wide as a Preview! Please try this feature out in your Teams meetings and let us know how we can improve it!

                          Additional information.
                          Admin doc is located at: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/cloud-recording
                          (Biggest thing is to be sure to check the pre-requisites.)

                          End User docs: http://aka.ms/recordmeeting

                          Thank you for all the support and feedback!
                          -Warren

                        • Hide, Archive, and Delete chat threads!

                          Teams is way to cluttered when you have several chats. It is difficult to see new messages when they come in. I like a very clean and simple tool and if you could manage options that let you delete threads and also that would let you choose to clear all activity and history upon closing the App that would be great. As it is I have a bunch on inactive threads that are always in the activity list and they are old and not active any longer. Other than this I really like the UI and the functions of the…

                          1,458 votes
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            Signed in as (Sign out)

                            We’ll send you updates on this idea

                            214 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            completed  ·  Warren responded

                            Additional clarification as to what was fixed in this feature request.

                            This request is done except for Delete Private chat. Delete Private Chat is still Under Review and therefore will be pulled into its own topic; no decision has been made to yet if this will be done or not.

                            What is complete are the following:

                            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 channels, but the private chat threads that appear when you click the Chat icon on the left-side app bar).
                            4. The ability to mute your private chat threads. (these are not the chat threads in channels, but the private chat threads…

                          • Please enable share control in video meeting

                            We used to be able to share control in video meeting so we can do remote support.

                            Please include this feature in the future releases.

                            Thanks,
                            Jason

                            1,432 votes
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              Signed in as (Sign out)

                              We’ll send you updates on this idea

                              84 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              completed  ·  Warren responded

                              This item was completed.

                              From within a meeting the share control can be found at the dropdown at the top of the screen if you are currently sharing as well as the floating control box that exists when you are in a meeting.

                              Thank you for all your feedback.
                              -Warren

                            • don't switch to "away", just because I'm using a different application (i'm still at work!)

                              The availability status should indicate whether or not someone is available, which means they are available to chat.

                              So it does not make sense to switch my status to away, just because I'm answering email or do something else on my computer.

                              1,317 votes
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                Signed in as (Sign out)

                                We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                189 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                The fix for this is officially completed! For the specific issue of status changing to away in Teams when you are still active on the device, there was still a small % of users who saw the broken behavior, but as of today, all should be working correctly. Please note this was a backend fix, so no client update is needed.

                                If you believe you are still having an issue, please feel free to capture logs by typing Ctrl + Shift + Alt + 1, and send the file from your downloads folder along with detailed repro steps to teamsml@microsoft.com.

                                Thanks everyone – and enjoy!

                              • Leave a group chat

                                Let me be able to leave it completely if I want to.

                                1,309 votes
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)

                                  We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                  160 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  completed  ·  Suphatra responded

                                  You can now remove yourself from group chats! Just click the overflow menu next to the chat and select Leave. You’ll still have access to chat history up until you left.

                                  -Suphatra

                                • Markdown support

                                  In slack I can format my message by using markdown.
                                  See get.slack.help/hc/en-us/articles/202288908-...

                                  That also allows me to have some kind of code highlighting.
                                  This feature is really cool for teams discussing technical subjects.

                                  1,116 votes
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)

                                    We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                    101 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    completed  ·  Suphatra responded

                                    Markdown is here!

                                    For those who want to be able to format text on the fly or collaborate on code, markdown has finally arrived. Now, you’ve got a quick, easy way to perform the following actions:

                                    add asterisks to either end of some text to make it bold
                                    underscore the beginning and end of some text in order to make it italic
                                    add a tilde before and after your text to strike through
                                    Add a double pound sign (##) before your text to create a Header
                                    Type [text](URL) to create a hyperlink within a message
                                    To start a bulleted list, preface your text with an asterisk (*) or a hyphen (-)
                                    To start a numbered list, preface your text with
                                    To create a block quote, just add a right-hand bracket (>) before your text
                                    Even better, our markdown syntax includes support for code:

                                    To add an inline block…

                                  • Use existing Planner or Group to build Team

                                    Maybe this is in there, but we have a number of Office 365 Groups it would be nice to make a team out of. I got to make a team the very first time out of a group for one, but I don't see a way of making a team out of an existing Group and auto-adding those members. It would be nice if it tied to the existing Planner--I don't want to make new teams or groups, but use the existing ones....

                                    1,044 votes
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)

                                      We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                      68 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      completed  ·  Suphatra responded

                                      Sorry folks, I totally missed this one thought it’s been done for a while now, as some of you have figured out.

                                      How to use an existing Planner to build a Team: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Planner-Blog/Bringing-a-Plan-into-Microsoft-Teams/ba-p/57463

                                      And for Groups, when you are creating a new Team, you’ll see a paragraph at the bottom of the “Create a Team” form box that gives you an option to select an existing group.

                                      Please note that you must be the ADMIN of the Planners and Groups you are trying to build a Team upon.

                                      Thanks and let me know if you have any questions, and sorry I let this one pass me!

                                      Sincerely,
                                      Suphatra

                                    • More than 20 participants in a chat

                                      We would like to use group chats for conversations that are not team/work related. However, the 20 participant limit keeps us from using the feature to it's full extent. Please increase the participant limit for group chats from 20 to 100.

                                      988 votes
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)

                                        We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                        182 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        completed  ·  Suphatra responded

                                        This is done rolling out and you should all be able to use this function in your Teams now. Ping me at sparavi (at) Microsoft (dot) com if you have any questions!

                                        Suphatra

                                      • Remove the need to constantly log in

                                        Something has changed, but over the past 2 weeks, each time I reboot, or even resume from sleep, I'm presented with the SSO/ADFS signin page within Teams. As most users don't even notice this, most remain perpetually logged out, defeating the purpose of Teams.

                                        964 votes
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)

                                          We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                          completed  ·  131 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Recreate deleted channel

                                          Deleted channels cannot be recreated. They are visible in ShaerPoint, but cannot be recreated or restored in Teams.

                                          894 votes
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)

                                            We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                            110 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                            completed  ·  Warren responded

                                            The restore the deleted channel is available. Here is the release note snip.

                                            Restore a deleted channel

                                            You’re now able to restore any channel you deleted up to 21 days after taking action (click Manage team then open the Channels tab to get started). Anyone can do this by default, but there’s a team setting that restricts restoring and deleting channels to team owners only.

                                            Since the restore channel is available I will flag this one completed.

                                            However, we are still working on the issue with SharePoint folder names not being synced after deleting or renaming. The UV topic tracking the SharePoint issue can be found at https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/16927219-re-using-the-same-channel-name

                                            -Warren

                                          ← Previous 1 3 4 5 12 13
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base