Add option to have non-threaded channels
I'd like the capability when I add a new channel to make it non-threaded. Threaded conversations are great for some channel topics, but other more casual channels get too cluttered with multiple threads. I'd prefer to have the flexibility to decide which format I want when I create the channel.
This request is still being considered by the feature team but a final decision has not yet been made. I’m still awaiting more details.
Shane Spoor commented
+1. Threads don't really make sense for some cases, e.g. general conversation channels where you don't need to focus on a specific topic in each post.
Please add an option on create to allow a channel to be single threaded, threads are not conducive to conversation flow that covers many topics. Navigation between threads is also annoying.
Clif Godfrey commented
I think threads are good.. but embedded in the overall chat. Likely just need to rethink this slightly. Either that or make it where you can link a chat to a Team or something like that.
Devin McCubbins commented
This is one of my biggest grips in comparing Teams to Slack.. the channel chat is very clunky by comparison and being forced into Post only discussion has alot to do with it.. At least making this an option would be very excellent.
Jackson Wages commented
Guess I'll add to the 6 pages of people asking for this... please?
Ярослав Наконечников commented
are you still in ms?
Richard D commented
Would love an update on this from MS team - last update July 2018 :(
We have fast conversation channels and general team and office chat where threaded conversations are not required. At the moment it also looks really really messy and takes up lots and lots of space because everyone just uses the 'start conversation' area rather than replying. Trying to get users to change, wont happen.
For this reason we are still using Slack as well as Teams and it's unlikely we'll move completely to teams partly due to this.
Dennis B commented
yes, this is also a major issue for us. The problem is people end up having private chat sessions because everything gets scrambled by the reply's so it makes it impossible to follow conversations. We're being forced to use teams by corporate overlords, so had to move off of discord. Quite a setback.
++++++ The fact that responding to a message shifts the timeline around makes it super confusing to piece together the order of things that were said.
Please add an option to turn off threaded conversations in channels.
Peter Smulovics commented
This feature has been available for a long time - you just have to have admin rights on a channel and select 'Don't allow members to reply to channel messages', problem solved.
UXer Missing Slack commented
@Warren - Almost two years later from your pinned post. The threaded conversations makes following along most boards rather difficult.
Krzysztof Skiba commented
4 years? well done Microsoft
William Sayers commented
Seconding everyone else - the threaded conversations setup just doesn't work in some scenario's and for some people. If you don't want to change the "posts" board then let us add a "chat" channel to a team.
Rebecca Andersson commented
Please add the option to turn treaded conversations off. It causes a lot of confusion and a lot of messages gets lost due to the information being hidden in multiple treads.
We are planning to move to Teams from Slack but threads are a handicap for our way of working. Please consider adding this functionality. I'm not talking about revamping the current threads behavior but add a new feature/option to allow more flexibility.
Our 8 person team have just switched from Slack to MS Teams. The latter had its pitfalls, but at least it didn't insist on threading conversations within a channel. Oh my word, Teams is frustrating and difficult because of it.
PLEASE allow us to disable threading... my working day has become substantially more difficult now I'm missing things several times per day - an issue confirmed with everybody else on our team.
Shivam Parikh commented
Yes, please add this ASAP.
I would like this as well. For incident reponse teams, it's easier to reconstruct timelines.
My team ends up just creating a chat and never using the teams function to get around this ridiculous limitation.
Tony Paladino commented
Once you get used to working with threaded conversations in channels it becomes apparent how useful the feature is. People get used to it very quickly.