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  1. Support for Private Channels

    Looking for the ability to create a channel that only channel members can see. Private channels are available in slack. There is an admin for private channels who is the creator, and they are the ones who add/remove users.

    Five types of public/privacy that is being asked for by users:

    - Public-Open (visible anywhere including outside the org and anyone can join)
    - Public-Invitation (visible anywhere including outside the org, must be invited)
    - Company-Open (only visible inside the org and anyone in the org can join; outside the org must be invited)
    - Company-Invitation (only visible inside the org,…

    11,155 votes
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      887 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Include Office 365 group calendar in teams

      It would be good to be able to click on a calendar button on the left hand side to get a view of the Office 365 groups calendar as you would in the calendar app. Good for being able to look and get a glimpse of what is coming up with the group. At the moment I have to go back to the calendar to look at it.

      6,007 votes
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        302 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Please create a professional compact chat layout!

        I really like Teams. I do. But the current chat layout is not suited for professional chats. It's way to space consuming. It looks like something imported from MSN with smiley's that take half of the screen. I would say that Slack have nailed it because they focused on the ability keeping a tight window with lots of chat text visible. In Teams the window is full and starts scrolling after like 10 sentences.

        5,448 votes
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          658 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  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.

          4,834 votes
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            383 comments  ·  Video and Phone Calling  ·  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

            4,482 votes
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              214 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 3,707 votes
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                270 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Teams uses 600MB and is super slow!

                Quotes from various users about memory usage and slow performance:

                "Team is a memory hog! 100s MB! Slack is about 50."

                "The memory consumption is over 300MB!!! This should be a priority."

                "Just started evaluating teams, 500+ MB and 10-15% CPU. This is in a citrix VDI. Does teams use hardware rendering? If so is there a way to turn it off? I had to do this with the rest of Office."

                "I dont understand why my Teams application only uses 70MB when other people in my organization are towards half a gig! What is causing this Teams?"

                "Make it…

                3,514 votes
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                  401 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  The survey has now been completed.

                  Thanks to everyone who took time out to complete the survey. Your continued feedback really helps us target the issues.

                  I’ve moved the status back to working on it. The team is digging through all the great feedback and taking further steps to improve your experience.

                  Thanks again for your feedback and support!
                  -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.

                  3,509 votes
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                    349 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Integrate fully with Planner, Sharepoint, and Outlook Tasks, Calendar

                    Please integrate more with Planner (hopefully soon with Kanban and timeline visualisation channels for tasks) and/or with sharepoint web parts that do this, so all tasks linked in one place. And Outlook as well (for calendar and emails pertinent to chats and tasks). Until then in effect Teams is yet just another tool to use that is not completely integrated for communication + coordination.

                    2,027 votes
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                      43 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Teams needs a REAL Calendar!

                      Would love to have a Calendar to allow those in the same team to view each other's availability and whereabouts. Would make it a lot easier to create appointments/meetings.

                      The calendar could be a tab in a channel (so then you could have multiple calendars in one team) or could be an icon on the left app bar, instead of "Meetings" which is helpful to no one.

                      Could also be helpful to add a way for us to add a SharePoint Team calendar.

                      1,614 votes
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                        83 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • allow any emoji as a reaction, not just thumbs up

                        Slack has this: get.slack.help/hc/en-us/articles/206870317-..

                        1,604 votes
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                          100 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add a whiteboard.

                          Add a whiteboard to share.

                          1,527 votes
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                            This feature request is still being actively worked upon. No ETA is available at this time.

                            While we work on our Whiteboard you can also try the third party whiteboard app Freehand by Invision that can be found by clicking the Store icon from within Teams and go to the app gallery.

                            Thank you for all the feedback and suggestions.
                            -Warren

                          • Multi-window for chats and more

                            I want to have separate top-level windows for each person I'm chatting with, rather than tabs.

                            1,481 votes
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                              204 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Integrate with Windows 10 notification center

                              Use Windows 10 notification center for notifications

                              1,337 votes
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                                37 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Rename of Team Channel doesn't rename associated Sharepoint files Folder

                                When renaming a Team Channel, the associated Sharepoint folder continues with it's previous name. This could lead to confusion.

                                1,239 votes
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                                  94 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Integrate tasks in planner with Outlook Tasks & Calendar

                                  Every time you create a task in planner via Microsoft Teams and assign it to someone in your organisation/team it would be nice to see that task in outlook as well. I want to know and to be alerted that I have a task assigned to me without having to lon on to Microsoft Teams.
                                  It would be great to have a place to see how many tasks have been created in a team/channel and the status of each one.

                                  1,181 votes
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                                    74 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Use built in notifications for macOS

                                    Notifications built into the OS (which all apps I've seen use other than Outlook and now Teams) are more functional and allow for more user control. Most importantly, they honor Do Not Disturb settings, which is critical.

                                    1,132 votes
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                                      125 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Better visual delineation between `Reply` and `Start a new conversation`

                                      It's very confusing to new users that there is a difference between replying to an existing conversation and starting a new one within a channel. This is a visual thing as much as anything else. The 'reply' buttons are not naturally attractive if you just want to start typing a message. There should be a logical gap between the bottom of a conversation and 'start a new conversation'. 'Start a new conversation' needs to be separated visually, as if it's a second order command rather than a first order...reply.

                                      1,080 votes
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                                        138 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Joining a Team

                                        CHANGE PROMPT:
                                        Change "Add team" to "Add or join a team": I avoided this button because I thought it would always create a new team. It wasn’t evident to me that I could browse for existing teams there too.

                                        PREVIEW A TEAM:
                                        Provide the ability to preview a Team without immediately joining, to see what the reason for the Team is and what Channels exist. It’s a little cumbersome to have to join, realize the Team isn’t what you thought it was, and leave.

                                        TEAMS DISCOVERABILITY
                                        Presently you have to know the name of a team to be able to…

                                        1,065 votes
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                                          95 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Ability to pin message/files/articles shared within a channel.

                                          Guys, please add pinned items for channels. We often pin important articles/messages/files so that the whole team can see it. Very important!

                                          972 votes
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                                            95 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            This feature is now being actively worked upon.

                                            Please let me know in the comments if you think you will use this more for singular items or multiple pinned items.

                                            I’ll keep you up to date as we move through the process.

                                            -Warren

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