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.
Ian Williams commented
Just give us the option to toggle it off per channel, no one I have talked to actually _likes_ the threading of conversations, and our Dev team is actively refusing to move over from Slack because of it. We use Channels to designate topics, we don't need separate threads inside of that.
Dingus Mcgee commented
Why so much white space, UI is terrible. Needs to look and behave more like typical chat apps, not all weird and nonsensical.
My team will switch from Slack to ms teams when non-threaded channels will be avaiable
Options are always best. Having an option for non-threaded channels would be a great quality of life improvement over these threaded ones.
Timmothy Frink commented
Having this option is necessary. Threaded channels can be impossible to follow if you need to preserve chronology. My org is going to use Teams as the new conference call and instant messaging platform. For incident management purposes, we need to preserve timelines; threaded channels mean these are not feasible for our purposes (particularly with the lack of exporting conversations).
After switching jobs I am stuck in my new workplace with Teams. Please consider introducing non-threaded channels. After using Slack this is unbearable. The new feature will improve my quality of life significantly.
Viktor Åhlén commented
This should be one of the main differences in-between Teams and Yammer.
Teams is created for speedy conversation but you just added another click. First the channel and then "reply". And also you have to find the correct thread.
Yes, please do this.
Having multiple vertical timelines themselves stacked vertically makes the conversations in Teams very frustrating to navigate. I don't understand why anyone would want their conversations out of chronological order.
Ian Firkin commented
This is the difference between M Steams being a reasonable chat tool, and unusable.
Yes please! This is #1 feature request for teams for me.
Migrating from HipChat to teams, most tools have a timeline conversation. This threaded channels are making very difficult for users to adopt Teams, please provide an option to disable it.
Cameron LaRue commented
Our team feels like having a channel without threads would allow for more casual conversations that more people would participate in and they'd flow more easily from topic to topic
Threaded messages are difficult to follow when multiple threaded messages move at the same time. A toggle to enable threaded messages per channel would be helpful, especially as named chats have a user limit.
Chris Collins commented
Who ever heard of a chat application that moves things out of chronological order? The threading is so disruptive to our team, we lose things because it's hidden in a reply that auto collapses. Please allow us the option to turn threading off, and get rid of that silly Reply button on every comment that takes up valuable screen real estate.
yes please. we cannot replace any of our persistent chat tools with Teams until they add this feature. it's just too hard to keep up with conversations that have constant chatter without removing the threads.
Matthew Vaughn commented
Threads, and the way threads with recent replies are always brought to the bottom of the buffer so that chronological order is not preserved, is an annoyance to literally everyone on my team. Even if we all agreed not to use threads, someone from another part of our larger organization (our very, very large software company is forcing us all to use Teams) could come in, reply in a thread, and wreck the channel buffer.
It's profoundly irritating that no one at Microsoft has bothered to contemplate that people might prefer to communicate in some way other than how Microsoft has prescribed.
Allow users to have a non-threaded view. Take it to e-mail if you want threads. UI devs need to eat the dog food in real companies, it seems.
Ash A commented
Please make this option available. Our organization has a lot of confusion between group chats and channels, and as MS Teams users are going to of course to go to "Teams" first, the threading confuses people--not to mention how it jumps from comment to comment. It's a massive pain point for UX with this software, and the threading functionality does not work for us.
Amy Dee commented
You can kind of accomplish this with Named Group Chats.