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  1. Let us 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…

    604 votes
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      92 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hi everyone, we’re working on this! Here are some more details:

      FOR YOUR OWN MESSAGES ANYWHERE IN TEAMS:
      Soon, we’ll roll out the ability to delete/edit your messages whenever you want (right now there is a 24 hour restriction).

      FOR TEAM OWNERS AND ADMINS:
      We’ll also add the ability for Team Owners to 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.

      FOR PRIVATE CHAT THREADS:
      If you want to be able to delete an entire private chat thread, please know we are still working on this one and it will take longer than the above features.

      NOTE:
      In a public channel, if you wrote the first message of a conversation and then deleted it, it will only delete YOUR message and not the whole conversation (thus other people’s conversations…

    • don's 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.

      523 votes
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        74 comments  ·  Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Mute or leave a group chat

        Have a possibility to mute a group chat, so no sound or mobile notification should be received fora user that chooses to mute some group chat. Also let me be able to leave it completely if I want to.

        856 votes
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          87 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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.

          197 votes
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            23 comments  ·  Wiki  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Video and Screensharing Bug

            When initiating a video call, I receive an error message which states video and screensharing will not work for me and that I should check my video drivers. I have the latest version of Microsoft Teams (v1.0.00.15151, 64-bit) and my webcam works for other video call and screensharing services, so I'm confident my video drivers are up-to-date. Some users I work with do not have this same problem, but I am aware that others are experiencing the same issue I am. I am running Windows 10 on a Dell Latitude E6540 laptop.

            81 votes
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              39 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Ability to archive channels and chats

              Would be nice if we had the ability to archive channels. For example: we created a channel for a specific project. Once the project is complete, we can archive that channel or at least move it out of the primary view. I could see the channel list getting large and clunky quickly with multiple projects many of which are complete.

              Also, when a conversation in the channel is complete it should be archived or hidden.

              1,019 votes
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                55 comments  ·  Privacy and Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Hi everyone,

                First, I want to remind you that we have had legal archiving in the product for a long time. That means all messages are retained in a compliance folder automatically for you. For more info on this, read here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/Top-Features-of-Microsoft-Teams-amp-Information-Protection-in/ba-p/63046

                Secondly, for those seeking an end-user way to archive content (essentially, for non-legal reasons), I am happy to report we are actively working on giving you a way to archive channels. We should have this to you soon.

                Lastly, archiving chats is a separate work item that we still have in review, as that is harder to solve for. I will let you know when this work begins.

                Thanks and hope everyone has a nice weekend.

                Suphatra

              • 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.

                1,537 votes
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                  78 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  It brings me double-rainbow level happiness to give you an update on this item.

                  I know I’ve been mum about it, because I work on the Teams team and this feature request is dependent on the OneNote team, which is a building of purple-caped productivity superheroes in another part of campus. But I’ve gone to the promise land and I have good news to share:

                  Coding has started on this item. I can’t tell you when it’s going to be done, but I can assure you ITS COMING!

                  And you know why?

                  Because of your support, enthusiasm, and love of not just Microsoft Teams, but OneNote and Microsoft as your source of ultimate productivity. Thanks for believing in both of these products, using them like champs, and pushing us to make them both better. Me and @LauraCatPJs thank you.

                  Sincerely,
                  Suphatra

                • Need read receipts

                  Mobile working, Asynchronous working of teams is a common phenomena. Read receipts let us know if the message has been seen, so we know it can be acted on. Critical when large numbers of the team are mainly mobile workers.

                  307 votes
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                    31 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • existing classnotebooks

                    It would be really helpful to be able to sync Teams with preexisting class notebooks in OneNote.

                    9 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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.

                      320 votes
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                        working on it  ·  17 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • copy & paste pictures

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

                        240 votes
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                          21 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Ability to see who is in a channel

                          Ability to see who is currently in a channel. Hipchat and Slack have this feature

                          1,780 votes
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                            137 comments  ·  Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 2,613 votes
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                              447 comments  ·  Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add option to make emoticons smaller or be turned off

                              Would like the ability to turn off all emoticons. Every chat application I've ever used (Skype, Lync, Slack, Hipchat) allow this option. Or/and make the emoticons smaller.

                              It would also be nice to have the option to minimize an emoji or resize an emoji within the chat feed once a user has posted it. Currently ‘edit’ or ‘delete’ is available per message, possiblly if ‘minimize’ or ‘collapse’ option would make this possible? This would enable the viewer of the feed to create their own visual experience/not have to look at emoji if they don’t want to.

                              230 votes
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                                35 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 269 votes
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                                  22 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Enable screen sharing without video call

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

                                  885 votes
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                                    119 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    We’ve started work on this and we’re aiming for completion by the end of a month that starts with “J”. I’ll let you guess. :-D

                                    Thank you for your support of Teams, your great ideas, your patience and enthusiasm. We really appreciate you!

                                    Sincerely,
                                    Suphatra
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                                  • External Access and Federation

                                    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%…

                                    4,699 votes
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                                      314 comments  ·  Privacy and Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Hi everyone, I know its been a couple months since my last update on this, so wanted to let you know where this stands.

                                      We were aiming for June, as we had stated in our GA blog post, but we’re facing some issues so it’s looking like it will be just a tad bit longer (not too long). This is a top priority, so trust me when I say you will have it soon!

                                      Thank you for your patience — we really appreciate it!

                                      Sincerely,
                                      Suphatra

                                    • Fix/allow selecting and copying text from conversations.

                                      Currently it's not possible to easily select and copy multiple blocks of text/replies from the conversation window, regardless of whether in the desktop or the web client. Attempting to select multiple blocks instead selects a single "reply". If possible, it would also be nice if the selected text were copied into the clipboard "pretty-printed" with nice formatting (includes user, date/time, etc).

                                      65 votes
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                                        14 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • up arrow to edit last message

                                        pressing the up arrow when the custor is in the compose box, it will edit the user's last message.

                                        489 votes
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                                          33 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Notification for connectors

                                          I am not getting any notification when a connector post to a channel. For example a JIRA post to a channel, I would like to get notified by this.

                                          This is checked on Windows 10 Mobile app.

                                          454 votes
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                                            65 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                            working on it  ·  AndrewAndrew responded

                                            Hey folks! We definitely understand that the lack of notifications for connectors and bots are painful and we are actively working on it (my team is the one implementing it right now)! Very soon you will be able to receive all standard notifications from these types of “users” just like normal messages from actual people. Stay tuned!

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