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  1. Move conversations to different channels

    If a conversation is started in one channel but gains importance to the point where the conversation deserves its own channel. Or a conversation was started in the wrong channel and needs to be moved

    8,963 votes
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    769 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    if you have an existing post that you want to show in a different channel, you can edit the message and cross-post. This will add the top-level post to the different channel, but will not include the full set of replies. We will keep this request in mind as we evolve the cross-posting feature in the future and update if the status changes.

    Details on cross posting can be found here: https://support.office.com/article/cross-post-a-channel-conversation-in-teams-9c1252a3-67ef-498e-a7c1-dd7147b3d295.

  2. Would like the ability to create a reminder or task from a message

    In Slack there is an ability to click message options and set a reminder to take action on that message at some later date, e.g., remind me about this tomorrow or in 1 hour, etc. I think they use their "slackbot /" commands to create this reminder. In Teams, it would be nice to have this ability or to create a task to take action on a message at some later time. Thanks!

    1,056 votes
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    91 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    try this instead  ·  Suphatra responded

    I really like the suggestion of creating an alarm on a message, so you come back to it. I’ve passed this on to our engineering team.

    Meanwhile, here’s another feature you can utilize for the same purpose — use our “bookmark” button, which is in the upper right corner of every message. This will save that message or thread directly to your profile. To access your saved messages, just click your face in the upper left corner of the product. You’ll see a tab in the left rail that says “Saved.” This is like a list of little reminders.

    Hope that helps! :-)

    Suphatra
    Microsoft Teams

  3. Recurring Shifts

    Allow setting a shift as recurring with beginning and end dates

    942 votes
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    134 comments  ·  Shifts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback! We are hard at work improving the Shifts app experience including adding recurring shifts. In the meantime, we wanted to share some tips and tricks to help with some pain-points mentioned:
    1) Make Edits to Your Schedule (Delete, Undo, Minor Copy Edits): Shifts works similarly to Excel in certain regards, so make sure to highlight shifts with your mouse and utilize keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V, Ctrl+Z) to copy, delete, or undo actions. We find it helpful doing this particularly in month view and week view.
    2) Copy Button: Use the copy button on the top right to copy any timeframe you need for the entire schedule.
    3) Search for Shifts in Creation Phase: When creating a shift, utilize the search command to find shifts that have already been created in the past.

    We’ll keep you posted when we have more news!

  4. Toggle video camera mirroring on or off for Teams calls

    ISSUE: Video feed is always mirrored during a Teams call, meaning that written text, such as on a whiteboard, is displayed incorrectly.
    SOLUTION: Provide a toggle option to not mirror the camera when in a video call.

    770 votes
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    190 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We apologize for the confusion this is causing. Your meeting attendees receive a non-mirrored video including the image of you and any text, whiteboards etc. The image and video in your Call Monitor screen is shown to you only, as if you were looking in a mirror.

    We are reviewing options to make this more user friendly (including a toggle), and will update status here as we have more. But, please note there is no action needed from you to ensure attendees see the correct image.

    Thank you!

  5. Wide-angle web cams are cropped

    We have a wide angle webcam for our conference room. When we have more than 1 person join a meeting, it crops the video feed of our conference room. Microsoft Teams recognizes the wide angle aspect ratio just fine but crops it based on how many other users join the meeting. Either the right or left side of the video is cut off depending on which position the video is placed in the meeting screen.

    Having a setting to maintain aspect ratio would be really helpful. We are loosing video of people who are presenting if they aren't in the…

    521 votes
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    73 comments  ·  Room Systems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Admin Controlled contact group available to all Teams users

    Administrator 's ability to create a domain wide or tenant wide groups of contacts for example per department that is available to all Teams users like a company directory. Same as in other corporate messaging wherein any changes in the contact will be synced to all clients.

    515 votes
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    73 comments  ·  IT Pro  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Take screenshot on desktop app

    One should be able to take screenshot and share in conversation thread without leaving Microsoft Teams app.

    457 votes
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    82 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    try this instead  ·  Warren responded

    Whether you are using PC or MAC you can already take a screen shot.

    With PC the shortcut for a selected capture area is: SHIFT+WINDOWS_Key+S
    (this will allow you to select an area and capture it as an image to the clipboard.)
    With PC the shortcut for a entire desktop screen capture is the PRINT SCREEN button on your keyboard.

    With MAC the shortcut for a selected capture area is: COMMAND+SHIFT+4
    (this will allow you to select an area and capture it as an image to the clipboard.)
    With MAC the shortcut for an entire desktop screen capture is: COMMAND+CTRL+SHIFT+3

    This should meet your needs. If you feel it does not, please provide a summary in the comments as to your use case and why the OS capture tools are insufficient for your needs.

    Thank you!
    -Warren

  8. unable to unmute dialed in users

    When muting all users during a meeting with "mute all" it also mutes the dialed in users. However they are unable to unmute themselves as they are dialed in. There is also no way for me to unmute those users requiring them to call back in

    371 votes
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    71 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Re-using the same Channel Name

    After you create a channel, then choose to delete the channel, you can no longer create a NEW channel with the same name. It seems like you have to delete the team and start over.

    359 votes
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    65 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    try this instead  ·  Warren responded

    Updating the status to “Try this instead” and have added the clarification that after 30 days the name is once again available.

    The reason for this decision was that Channels can be restored 30 days after being deleted. During this time, we intentionally don’t support creating a channel with the same name. After the 30 days, the name is available.

    You can workaround this by restoring a deleted channel, renaming it, and then deleting the channel again. The previous name is then available for use.

    This workaround has already been mentioned in the comments and if an immediate reuse of a Channel Name is required, this is the recommended solution.
    -Warren

  10. Wiki - better text editor

    wiki extension should be have more effective editor tools, as text alignment, table, ecc.... Just now is very poor editor

    358 votes
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    34 comments  ·  Wiki  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    try this instead  ·  Mark responded

    Wiki now supports text markdown and styling from the toolbar! We are continually improving our compose experience in Wiki, look out for new improvements coming soon!

  11. Have a hierarchical Wiki with child wiki pages in channel wiki tab

    Can you add a child wiki page in a tab so you can create a hierarchy of wiki pages so it is easily navigated and organised. i.e. more like a navigable website. At the moment you can only add a flat list of wiki pages in a channel Wiki tab. See Confluence by atlassian.

    255 votes
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    44 comments  ·  Wiki  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    try this instead  ·  Mark responded

    Hey everyone,

    Thank you for your feedback! We support adding multiple pages to a single Wiki tab by choosing the “Create a new page” button on the bottom of the Table of Contents pane. This pane can be opened by tapping the menu button on the top-left of the Wiki.

    We’re working to make the Table of Contents easily accessible on larger displays so that this option will be just a single tap away!

    Thanks,
    Mark

  12. Channels visibility

    See all channels inside a teams in the left panel under the Team's Name

    192 votes
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    78 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    try this instead  ·  Suphatra responded

    Currently we have Teams defaulted to show you the first (up to five) channels ever created. If you want to add more channels to your left rail view, just click the ellipses next to the channel name and select “Favorite”. When you favorite the channel, it will then be “pinned” to your left rail under that team name.

    Try that and let me know if that meets your needs!

    Suphatra

  13. Unable to start meeting as organizer. Stuck in virtual lobby.

    Unable to start meeting as organizer. Scheduled Teams meeting via Outlook as the organizer. Went to join meeting as the organizer, signed into the desktop/app version of Teams, and was held in the lobby - waiting for someone to start the session/let me in. Unfortunately, given I was the creator/organizer, no one could get in - as I was stuck in the same lobby.

    Any ideas on what may be going on?

    182 votes
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    133 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This issue is in our backlog, but we wanted to share a workaround that may help in the meantime. You may run into this issue if your Outlook client is logged into a different account than your Teams client.

    As a workaround, when you join the meeting, make sure your Outlook client and Teams client are logged into the same account that the meeting was scheduled from.

  14. Display incoming caller Id when callers dial a call queue

    Incoming calls to a call queue should show the caller id of the person calling. It only shows the name of the call queue in Teams.

    178 votes
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    35 comments  ·  Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Camera sideways...cant be rotated

    Camera shows video sideways... Why does it not rotate according to the orientation of the tablet?

    173 votes
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    113 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    As some comments here stated, there is a known issue where your image will rotate 90 degrees with using the non-Chromium version of Edge, typically experienced on a tablet device. We are investigating solutions.

    In the meantime, some things you can try:

    1) Install and use Teams for Desktop – https://products.office.com/microsoft-teams/download-app

    2) Install and use the new Chromium Edge -
    https://www.microsoft.com/edge

    3) Lock rotation on your device.

    4) Go to Windows Settings – Display – Display orientation – select “landscape” if not already selected. If it is, switch to something else, then revert.

    I’m hoping one of these solves the issue for you for now, while we continue to investigate a fix on the Teams side. Feel free to comment with what works for you, or that you’re still having the problem.

    Thanks!

  16. disable team creation

    From a safeguarding and child protection point of view, in a school environment, it is not appropriate to allow students or staff to create new teams. Can the ability to disable team creation please be added?

    Unfortunately the powershell options to disable teams/O365 groups requires you to have Azure AD Premium, which many peopl including ourselves do not have. The UI option in Azure AD to stop users creating security/O365 groups, even when set to No, does not work.

    Students are still able to create Teams, and the fear is that this could be used for bullying purposes. Our senior…

    158 votes
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    23 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. SharePoint Wiki Link

    We have a Wiki in SharePoint. We don't need a separate wiki in Teams, just let us display our existing wiki pages, which have corresponding teams channels, in the channels themselves.

    125 votes
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    20 comments  ·  Wiki  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    try this instead  ·  Warren responded

    It is recommended that you try adding the other SP pages as tabs within Teams.

    If you feel this doesn’t meet your needs, please leave comments summarizing your usage scenario and why it doesn’t work.

    Up-votes and all feedback is shared with the feature team on an ongoing basis.

    Thank you!
    -Warren

  18. Personal workspace along with Teams

    I think it would be great to have a personal workspace that lives along side your Teams. This would give you a similar toolkit as a Team with the conversation element pulled out. You would have quick access to your files (OD4B), OneNote, important stuff, etc. via tabs and then could use

    I suppose this would just be the merging of the chat and files tab into a space that would also give you the ability to use tabs and connectors.

    Might need some workshopping, but I think this could be a powerful way to get people spending a lot…

    118 votes
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    13 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Video isn't working We couldn't use your webcam for video.

    When using the video call feature for meetings, I get the error: "Video isn't working
    We couldn't use your webcam for video." However, my webcam works for other programs. Would like this to be resolved, as I use video conferencing for work often.

    70 votes
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    43 comments  ·  Devices (Headphones, Cameras)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The engineering team continues to actively investigate reports of camera issues.

    Some things to try/be aware of:
    1) Resolved: Windows Insider build 19592 had a regression that caused cameras not to work in Teams. As others on this thread have stated, this has been resolved in 19603 – thanks for confirming!

    2) Issues on Windows 10: When your camera isn’t working in Windows 10, it might be that the drivers are missing after a recent update. It’s also possible that your anti-virus program is blocking the camera or your privacy settings don’t allow camera access for some apps. This help page has a virtual agent to help resolve those issues: https://support.microsoft.com/help/13753/windows-10-camera-does-not-work

    3) Issues on Mac: Many times the issue is that Teams doesn’t have access to the camera. Please see this apple support article to resolve.
    https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/control-access-to-your-camera-on-mac-mchlf6d108da/mac

    4) If you are still encountering problems, and are willing to give…

  20. Files shared in "chat" should work like Files shared in "Teams"


    • Files shared in individual chats should appear under the files tab, both within the conversation and in the blue tab on the side bar.

    • Files shared in individual chats should appear when searched for in the search bar.

    Neither of these things happen. It's inconsistent, counterintuitive, and obnoxious. Please implement.

    65 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    try this instead  ·  Suphatra responded

    I have had this problem too, and trust me I find it not intuitive either.

    I’ve sent this to the Files team and I’m going to find out where this is on the backlog so I can report back to you guys.

    Meanwhile, the workaround is that you have to delete the chat message of which you sent the message.

    Thanks and tweet me @skprufo if you have any questions!

    Suphatra

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