Collapse/expand conversations (hide/show replies)
Users are asking for a few different things:
1. Collapse/expend all button -- single click to collapse or expand all threads
2. Admin setting for collapse/expand
3. Button to re-collapse a thread once its been expanded (right now you have to navigate to another channel in order for the thread to re-collapse)
Please add more granular requests in the thread below.
Item 1 and 2 are Under Review.
Item 3 has been Completed.
I’ll keep you posted as I hear more on this request.
I never want to collapse anything in the chat, please give me a user setting to NEVER do it!
Paul Pearce commented
Rather than a button to "expand/collapse all" just a user setting to default all to start expanded would be much more useful. I frequently have conversations where I have to click "See more" on nearly every message...
Also, the "See less"/"See more" buttons not taking up two lines worth of space would be nice, there's so much empty space elsewhere, why would you put it somewhere you could be displaying the message?
Super keen on getting rid of all collapsing, I lose information all the time, I'm always expanding, such a waste of time and clicks. I would turn it off if I could.
Looking at this thread, it appears that it's been running for quite some time with very little traction. Any thoughts on how we can add a priority?
I definitely agree with a good number of posts from other users, where quite a bit of information is lost when I am unable to see the full conversation. I have several customers that leverage teams as an informational hub with O365 tenant communications and only seeing the initial email header doesn't allow for appropriate flow and communication with the various teams.
I find it interesting that there isn't an option to allow this feature. While I understand the overall load times improve when you do not pull every single object on the first few calls, however, an async process that is configurable, to allow people to configure the first 5, 10, or more conversations in expanded mode would be helpful.
Phil Burgard commented
Warren's response states a "Button to re-collapse a thread once it has been expanded" Where is the button mentioned?
Note: Our business partners would like a feature/button to collapse ALL Threads and Posts within a given channel. Toggle show all and hide all threads in a channel is the expected result of this request.
Missing out on a lot of content due to the collapsing
Keri DeAngelis commented
Has anything come of this? I really need an expand all option.
I find I'm missing a lot of conversations due to the collapsing. I want to be able to turn it off.
Erik Olsson commented
The feature is more annoying than useful. I need to see all messages the collapse feature is annoyingly slow. I would think expand all as default, or remove collapse.
joe copp commented
There should at least be configuration options for the collapsing of messages in a conversation - both for size of individual messages and for number of replies. Even just additional options to "always exand" single messages and "always expand" all replies to a conversation would be a big win.
Our team really thinks this will make a big difference in the way we work. A setting that will auto-expand all the threads by default would be great!
Really need auto expand !!!
Also need auto collapse of teams when switching between them as well.
Really need auto expand.
Craig Chiffers - blog.chiffers.com commented
I definitely agree with item 1 - being able to collapse all threads would mean a lot less scrolling!
Vivek Kumar commented
I have missed lot many message when this do auto hide and very small icon to see more. I think by default this should show all message and it's conversession.
"Please, for the love of productivity, don't auto-hide my content!"
Who in the first place though this was a good idea? Copy the concept of already proven to work software, then slowly improve on it. Reinventing is not possible for a chat application anymore.
It could have been a intended feature, but I have seen messages where only 1 or 2 pixels of the top line of the text is visible and that cannot be on purpose. This seems like a fixed-height quick fix which risk some content being missed.
Matthew Day commented
Need Auto-Expand for 'see more' and 'Nx repiies from' along with 'Select All' for copy/paste as there seems to be no other way of migrating teams from one tenant to another.
Jonny Garrett commented
Needs auto expand.
Steve Minar commented
This is a hot button for our organization. We'd like:
Make the tenant default: autocollapse off
Allow: users to collapse and uncollapse as they please, remembering state
Provide: UI/UX to collapse all, uncollapse all
We find the autocollapse of Team channels and the autocollapse of threads to be a real nuisance. I can't tell you how many times I've personally missed important messages because of autocollapse and the easy-to-overlook "See more..." link.
I'd much rather have the data always visible and have to scroll more or manage the collapsed sections on my own.
Please, for the love of productivity, don't auto-hide my content!