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  1. Hide the reply button under every message

    The "reply" button is WAY too large under each message. I recommend either making the button just a smaller icon and off to the side of a message, or only showing it on hover.

    1,944 votes
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      191 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      declined  ·  Warren responded

      Hate to be the bearer of bad news. This item has been declined. There will be no work to hide or remove the reply button.

      As many people have commented, a big ask is to help improve how people distinguish between giving a reply and starting a new message.
      For that the focus will be on this item. “Better visual delineation between `Reply` and `Start a new conversation`”
      http://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/19224826

    • Display 'user is typing' indication also in Teams Channel

      While there's an indication of the user that's actively typing in the Chat area, I'd like to have this in the Teams area as well

      1,032 votes
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        declined  ·  30 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Nested Teams and subchannels

        Could it be possible to create teams within teams. For example, we have a Development Team at our company which consists of two sub-teams, tech support team and project team.

        I’d love to be able to have a “home” top-level channel for my project team, and then have sub-channels for each project that we are working on.

        977 votes
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          129 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          declined  ·  Warren responded

          This request has been reviewed and declined by the feature team.

          You can continue to up vote this topic as well as leave comments. Depending on the ongoing feedback, there is always a chance a topic will be revisited based on user demand.

          -Warren

        • left navigation: make it collapsible

          make the left-hand navigation collapsible

          915 votes
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            declined  ·  127 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  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…

            723 votes
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              179 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              declined  ·  Suphatra responded

              Hi everyone, thanks so much for this request.

              We have thought this through and decided to prioritize other user-requested items, so this one has been declined. But please don’t stop telling us what you want, because we’re still working to get many of those done. We’re listening and appreciate your support and patience.

              Suphatra

            • IMPROVED Markdown Support

              IMPROVE actual markdown:

              Disable auto-formatting of markdown
              *italic* not *bold* or _italic_
              Make it the SAME as GITHUB
              https://guides.github.com/features/mastering-markdown/
              which is closer to DaringFireball
              http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/

              IMPROVE for mobile:
              Please add markdown support for Android client.

              IMPROVE for other languages:
              Currently the code formatting doesn't work for german keyboard users due to the system expecting another character after the `
              Due to that, Teams does not recognize the ` and interprets it as any other character.
              I think that needs to change.

              493 votes
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                78 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                declined  ·  Suphatra responded

                We’re fixing bugs identified in the comments, and other user reports we’ve received around markdown, but we’ve decided we’re not going to fundamentally change our markdown support.

                This is the first time we’ve declined a request, and it didn’t come easily. We weighed this against other important features we’re working on to deliver and we had to make some tough choices.

                Really appreciate your understanding on this, and please feel free to ping me if you have any questions, complaints, or need to rant.

                Suphatra

              • Make it possible to remove and/or rename the default tabs (files & notes)

                It would be really great if we would be able to remove / rename the default tabs. A lot of times files / notes are too generic names for the tabs, so renaming would be really helpful then. :-)

                461 votes
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                  83 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  declined  ·  Warren responded

                  I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this feature request has been declined.

                  -Warren

                • 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".

                  378 votes
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                    79 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    declined  ·  Suphatra responded

                    Thanks everyone for the clarifications to this request. Upon further technical review, we have decided to decline this request at this time.

                    Please continue to contribute your ideas — they push us to innovate, problem solve, and really understand your needs.

                    Thank you!
                    Suphatra

                  • Team Opt Out - (Assign members to channels, not automatically)

                    I might have a team called IT and channels of IT projects. So assigning members to channels would be great, since it's not the same for each project (channels).

                    Primary ask is to be able to set a Team to "Opt Out" and therefore not automatically join team members to every channel under that specific Team.

                    Users would have the ability to invite others users to channels. (Or as an Admin, add people to channels as needed.)

                    359 votes
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                      91 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      declined  ·  Warren responded

                      This request has been declined by the feature team.

                      Private channels may help with items such as this request once they are released. The Private channel topic is tracked at http://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/16911079

                      Please note the handling of “Guest Accounts” is a separate ask and can be found at: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/16911109-guest-access

                      The request about “Guest Access at the Channel” level is being tracked by this request: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/31374577-guest-access-should-be-implemented-at-the-channel

                      Thank you all for the feedback.
                      -Warren

                    • 356 votes
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                        33 comments  ·  Bots  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        declined  ·  Warren responded

                        I know a number of people were excited as this suggestions, however the feature team reviewed this request and it has been declined.

                      • More @mention possibilities

                        Idea spliting off from this one https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/16940059-add-generic-mentions-in-each-channel?tracking_code=1c7742f3e32355a2d76e469ddf0af53e

                        It would be nice to have more options for @mention as suggested in the above issue with @here for giving notification to everyone present (available status).

                        There are many other possibilities as well for example the opposite, something like @notHere (so they will not miss the message when the get back) or @onnline /@offline. You could also have @admin / @ owner and later @guests for external users.

                        Not sure if it's possible already or not but you could allow tagging a different team/channel so everyone that are in both gets a notification.

                        320 votes
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                          declined  ·  22 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add ability to collapse images

                          Please add the ability to collapse images and gifs. I keep my chat open on a third monitor. It isn't distracting whenever all I see is text but adding images and gifs causes it to catch my eye as I'm working on the other monitors. Slack also has an option to have images and gifs shown as collapsed by default.

                          274 votes
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                            declined  ·  24 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add Channel Groups

                            Add the functionality create channel groups. This feature would add much more clarity in big teams with many channels.

                            Example:

                            Team Test

                            Channel 1
                            Channel 2
                            Channel Group (Development) [Collapsible]
                            -> Channel XYZ
                            -> Work
                            -> etc..

                            215 votes
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                              20 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              declined  ·  Warren responded

                              I hate to bear bad news but this feature request has been declined by the feature team.

                              -Warren

                            • 179 votes
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                                30 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                declined  ·  Suphatra responded

                                We will not be doing this request at this time, due to other high priority engineering that the product needs. But we really appreciate the feedback and are listening to every one that you submit in this forum. Thank you!

                              • OneNotes sections

                                Have a Team use ONE OneNote *BUT* make all channels use a section group and also support creating sections within that section group.

                                Then the overall onenote would be semi-organised and also making the channels having the opportunity to group and extend note taking more freely.

                                163 votes
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                                  declined  ·  Warren responded

                                  The feature team has declined this request due to the fact that a similar experience already exists.

                                  You can achieve very similar functionality with the existing integration. The OneNote integration has been redesigned so that you can add an entire notebook as a channel tab, but always show a particular section (be it new or existing). Within each tab, you can also create other sections as well as pages within any section to better organize your notes.

                                  Thank you for your feedback and suggestions.
                                  -Warren

                                • Fonts

                                  would like to change the fonts

                                  123 votes
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                                    33 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    declined  ·  Warren responded

                                    Sorry everyone, but the feature team has decided to decline this feature request.

                                    -Warren

                                  • Ability to specify different colors for different teams

                                    During testing of Teams app we found that users are quite often confused in regards to which team they are posting (specifically when they post to 'general' channel) - I think ability to assign different colors for different teams (by the owners/admins) would be helpful and could help to reduce amount of mistakes.

                                    113 votes
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                                      6 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      declined  ·  Warren responded

                                      Unfortunately it was declined to decline this feature request.

                                      Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
                                      -Warren

                                    • Screen Space

                                      Don't restrict the width of the screen space for channel conversations, if my monitor is wide enough, adjust the display to fill up all the available space.

                                      112 votes
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                                        7 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Move channel folders to Teams folder

                                        The foldere that contain the files for each channel are stored in the main Documents library of the SharePoint site. This can be confusing as to what documents are part of the Teams channels and what are just on SharePoint. Please move the channel file folders into a "Teams" folder, so that all files from Teams are together and easy to identify.

                                        106 votes
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                                          13 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          declined  ·  Warren responded

                                          This feature request has been declined by the feature team. However, the feature team is working on design changes to better help differentiate Teams files.
                                          Which hopefully will help alleviate the confusion users are experiencing when when trying to identify SharePoint files versus Teams files.

                                          -Warren

                                        • Have video OFF by default in a team call.

                                          Should have to opt IN to turning on video for a team call. It seems to be this way (off by default) for a video in CHAT, just not in a TEAM call.

                                          106 votes
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                                            18 comments  ·  Video and Phone Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                            declined  ·  Warren responded

                                            Hate to share bad news, but this request was declined by the feature team.

                                            -Warren

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