slash commands are a must-have
Slash commands for just about every type of function are a must have. They are familiar and easy to use without having to touch your mouse, they are UI-agnostic. Admittedly not terribly discoverable – but the UI is even worse, as their is no real option for auto-completion of UI elements, now is there?
We’re updating our command library all the time, so keep checking the menu in the command box to see what’s new by typing / or @.
Slash commands need to be accessible from any message box in Teams, whether creating a message in a channel or in a chat. Only being available from the search box defeats the purpose of slash commands.
This is done, but it should be implemented in the chat text box a la Slack as well. /sigh
As others have pointed out, yes the / in the command or search box is great but we need it in chat. The point of / commands is to not have to mouse around.
Likewise if I want to use a command in the context of a message /giphy or /survey question question not just use a command to set my status
Teams should be user friendly and not require users to remember lots of command line syntax.
If I use a feature once or twice a year, I should be able to find it and not have to read lots of pages of command line help.
I use Word for this reason and not a cryptic programmer's text editor.
Nathan Windisch commented
As others have said, having slash commands available from any location within the apps is a must have. Even just having the slash key selecting the command bar at the top and entering the "/" character would be a huge win.
Is this not THE opportunity for a quick win:
to HANG UP the current conversation
If coming up with a keyboard shortcut it too complicated?
The point of slash commands is that you type them wherever you type all the other things. Not in a separate box that you have to use the mouse to get to. So current status = useless.
customized slash commands to perform get or post method is really useful
Want slash commands from the chat bar not the search bar
You have a sub-par version of this. And it doesn’t seem to exist in the iOS app
Slash commands need to be available inside chat
The one thing I really miss from slack is the /remind me /remind username command. Please implement asap so I can start bugging my coworkers with silly reminders throughout the day. We all need a little laughter in our lives. And +1 for /giphy command as well!
Yes, slash commands are available, but from the search bar. Having to mouse up to the search bar is unnecessary. I realize Teams isn't Slack or Discord, but come on... Give me efficiency! I'm always positioned in the composition pane, so why not allow me to simply /search <string> or /dnd 1 hour where I already am, rather than mouse up to the search bar and then /dnd. This is 2020, let's get with the times!
no, you don't have this.
James Schallau commented
Would agree with other posters - you don't really have this. They're not usable from the primary input interface. Why must have I switch the UI context to use an /command?
Richard Ziegler commented
All, since it appears the admin missed the vast majority of the sentiment of this thread, I have logged a more specific request here:
Please vote again.
John McCrae commented
Alex, since when? having Slash commands means being able to add our own, not just use yours
Alex tech commented
not sure if I'm missing something but / is not giving anything and @ only gives option to mention or add a bot. Not really any useful command as I was expecting
Cameron Steffen commented
Isn't the whole point of slash commands to be able to use commands in the same input as where you type chat messages? The "command box" silly. If you're going to have a dedicated "command box", then there is no point of starting every command with a slash. You have the worst of both worlds.
Slash commands aren't available from the chat interface and only from the search interface and completely misses the point. So no, you don't have this.
Daniel Walker commented
The reason nobody knows about this is because they expect the slash commands to work in the chat and channel conversation box, not the "command box".