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.
Please, for the love of god, let me disable this terrible feature. It serves no purpose whatsoever other than to scramble conversations and confuse people who haven't been trained on how to handle a chat program that behaves different than literally any other chat program. Right now I'm trying to do damage control because my client doesn't understand the threads and makes a new thread every time, which means it pushes information up and out of sight and then our team misses it.
Not only is this feature useless, it is actively damaging to our business. How in the world did you not immediately fire the first person who suggested "lets make a chat tool that doesn't provide information in chronological order"...
Daniel S commented
Please create a non-threaded option. It is painful to track what is going on with my teams. We could use a bulletin board system if we wanted this ****.
Robert P. commented
Please provide this. I feel angry when I have to expand long discussion threads over and over when jumping between channels. I feel like I"m wasting my time. Non-threaded channels would help with this.
Threads are garbage. Please make a *per-user* option to turn it off. Not just on the channel.
Catherine Budri commented
One more plea - I use Teams as a user community for internal apps. During a recent launch, I used a chat with about 40 users, and we had deep, productive communication taking place. It was great! When I made the app available to more users and had to switch from a chat to a team, conversation completely stopped due to the confusion and space inefficiency of the threads.
Please allow us to turn this off.
My customers are getting crazy about that.
I'm trying to onboard people from using Skype / WhatsApp Telegram - none understand what is it and why using it.
Seriously, I'm losing clients and it takes months to onboard people because of this w very strange UX decision.
I'm adding to this the fact you actually *can't* quote or replay to another message. Probably because of that same strange UX decision... You can't tell people who use WhatsApp or FB Messanger or Skype or Telegram they don't know what is best for them - Common!
Teams is not Facebook and people don't see it as the news feed - if anyone would like something like that we already have Sharepoint....
need this to help compete with slack!
Any update on this? Seems like a very simple ask, and would allow the flexibility a team may want on certain channels.
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