Ability to see who is in a channel
Ability to see who is currently in a channel. Hipchat and Slack have this feature
This feature item is still in the works. We will keep you posted as we have new info from the feature team.
An ETA would be nice. It's difficult to convince my users to switch without this basic feature.
Big Time User commented
lets have an eta on this feature that has been a critical component of all chat clients since the 1980s.
a new update replaces the "follow channel" with "channel notifications." Which is great and much more clear for setting notifications. But, MS just took away the ability to follow a Channel.I think MS is missing the point. Not everyone in a Team is part of every Channel. Just like we can see who is a Member of a Team, we should have the ability to join a Channel and view who is part of that channel.
Chris Gruhlke commented
By not including this, it's clear you're trying to do something different than your competitors. But a quick view of who is available, busy, offline, etc. in a given team or channel is a basic function of a communication software, and the fact that it's not included is a critical misstep on the part of this product's designers.
I shouldn't have to click into Skype, or click into the Chat widget, in order to see if someone is online. I should just be able to throw out a question to my channel and see who is there to answer it. Come on, guys.
George Thompson commented
Sam S commented
Last updated July 31 2018... What's going on here.
Ben Rice commented
Still waiting on basic functionality...
Mike Ely commented
@Warren, "still in the works" six months ago. How is it that this obvious feature still hasn't been implemented yet?
I swear MS hired the UX people for Teams from a pool of retired Visual Basic UI people. It's like a boomer's idea of what they think millennials want. Dreadful product through and through!
Is this a joke? Teams is a joke. Holy ****.
Marshall Ringler commented
We use chat as the primary means of communication in our small company. The folks on the phone look to the chat screen o see who is at their desk so they can forward calls, etc. I have no idea what the names of employees are on all the teams, but I need to see who is there, and available to talk to at any moment. This is a BASIC feature of ANY chat tool, so I really struggle to understand why it is not the very first thing you see when you click the "Chat" tab!
Robbie Huffman commented
Not having this makes Teams essentially useless.
Even the now broken user interface Skype app can see the status of your contacts.
It'd be nice to be able to see in channel active members in a similar way to Discord, or, err, even IRC applications from the early 80's. Make it an optional setting so those who don't want to see it can hide it.
Why this was not part of alpha release I don't know.
Skype for Business has this feature when I group my contacts. I'd like to see a list of user's and their Status that have favorited a Channel. This will let me know if they are available or have updated a status to say what location they are at.
Igor de Lacerda e Schütz commented
How can this not be a TOP priority right now?
Holy moly. Please add this. How can this not be a priority right now?
David G. commented
Must have feature.
It's been almost 1 year of working on this. Just make a /command inside the channel to see who is here. very simple. /whoshere then show a list like a bot reply to show who has participated in the channel, joined the channel in the past month or whatever.
And another slight idea that could be good is to use the AD to help people know who's who /whowho (w/ tittle)
Andy Z. commented
And as you are about, please mark the Owner of the Team with a sign, so everyone knows at a glance when an owner is around to assist the members.
Can't believe this wasn't included from the get go. So basic. How long does it take to add something so necessary?
Jamie Orzechowski commented
+1 This is a MUST have