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Ability to see who is in a channel

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

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    Angela Sze shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have a IT VP level user who would like this feature. This correlates with a transition from Skype to Teams.

      • Jon DeGroot commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Being able to see who is currently available in a Team channel is so essential. Also the ability to see if someone is typing in a channel, so you can wait for them to respond before saying something else. I don't know if that is part of this but is incredibly important.

      • Andreas Ström commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It is totally unbelievable that this feature was not in scope earlier. I am also astonished that this does not have higher priority in your backlog or could be solved by less effort...

      • Hicsy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @Suphatra - I think you misunderstand completely. Nothing in that roadmap whatsoever mentions anything about listing channel members. This is not the first time you have extrapolated a simple request out to a major feature (in this case Skype + O365 graph integration) and completely blown it off without even acknowledging the core request.

        It is very clear that you are blind to this simple fact - that teams is supposed to be a communication tool, yet the users don't know who they are communicating with! I fear that you might be moderating this away: if after reading and responding to this request you still completely misunderstand the trivial request.

        I urge you to get someone from UX to read this request (116911121) as they will understand it, and hopefully push it through straight away due to it's simplicity and the effect it has on the user experience. I repeat: in a chat program, the users NEED to be able to see who they are chatting with. Sure, enhance the graph support later with a pretty "active users" panel on the right later (like every IRC client since the 90's)... but the simple request which you have personally once again ignored is: "ability to see who is currently in a channel".
        Teams already have a similar menu hidden away in the admin settings, please: AT LEAST text someone in the dev team to hard-link to that page from the top of every channel - they can literally knock that out while they wait for their coffee tomorrow morning... then you can go back to moderating things that you haven't read, like pretending this is something to do with integrating O365 graph and not even acknowledging requests.

      • Ted commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It is a little crazy that this feature wasn't implemented ages ago. Is there any status on when it will be released?

      • Neil commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I want this feature. We just migrated from Hipchat where I could see everyone's individual online status at a glance. I use this feature to see who is online so I know who is most likely to answer their phone when I call. It's very disappointing that I can't just have a list of users in the side pane. There is so much wasted real estate in the left pane that it really doesn't make sense not to fill it in with something.

      • Stephen Leafloor commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Getting a lot of flack from the team because they can't tell who is in the chatroom. When you can't see who is in the room, it makes people less likely to say anything in the room because they can't tell if anyone is listening. This really needs to be added.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Seeing who is part of a channel along with their online presence is very important when you decide to if and how interact with a channel. Really need this, and I think it should be surfaced right in the channel, not in a separate interface, or it would lose its power.

      • Thomas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Adding my Voice to this - just realised today that there's no easy way to do this. I don't mean to overstate this, but this is a fairly basic feature that seems to be missing?

      • Amanda commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I want to see who is active in my team or around at work that day. We don't want to sign in to lync anymore just to see who is active or active recently.

      • Brendan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is basic functionality and the fact that the developers didn't consider it or seem to understand what people want to see is embarrassing.

      • Joe C commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        What is the status of this? This a feature that would be valuable in a variety of use cases for our organization.

      • Khris Chess commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I want to know who is subscribed to a channel so I know if the message I'm sending is reaching everyone who needs to read it.

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