Let me @ Mention the user's first name instead of their DisplayName
When mentioning someone with @, is it possible to use the user alias instead of the Display Name? In Slack for example, it is possible to choose whether to display the full name or the user name when being mentioned. Could be great to have it on MS Teams because it is shorter in messages where many mentions are provided.
The problem for us is that we set up AD accounts with Mr. (Fname) and then Last Name. So all our teachers are Mr/Ms.Lastname. Doesn't work all that well in teams.
josh garrison commented
i'll upvote a alias for calls outs!!!!
One more vote for use of alias. It seems weirdly impersonal to use full names, even if you can remove the last name. e.g. If I want to add a mention to Jess, it's seems strange to call her Jessica, when no one uses her full name.
Hans Erik Jensen commented
please consider this submission as part of this request, https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/32693563-1-allow-me-to-refer-to-group-members-with-their-f
The fact that Teams is drawing from the company-defined GAL and using the Display Name field (where I work the Corp IT team has elected to use the Lastname, Firstname methodology, which is awful UX within Teams) needs rethinking. If the Teams product can override this and always ensure "Firstname Lastname", it will provide a much more personalized (i.e., normal human) experience over "Lastname, Firstname".
Brad Kelly commented
Upvoted! Just started trialing MS Teams today and this is the first thing that annoyed me. I've not read all the comments and suggestions but any improvement over always displaying the full name would be an improvement and I am sure there are a lot of good suggestions for how to go about it. Using the backspace method is not too bad for us as our AD is configured First Name first but would prefer it if the default could be configured to use First Name only by default and only use Fullname by default if more than one user in the team shares a first name. I believe that is similar to how Skype currently works.
Flavio Xavier commented
Create an option to set an alias for the user inside the Teams app.
Stacy DeWaters commented
A key feature, brought up here in nov of 2016 and probably other places prior to that, yet here we are enjoying 2019 while still being fully annoyed by this lack of functionality.
Email notifications in Planner uses first name attribute from AAD, what is great. For Teams it is first word from Display Name attribute (what is often very uncomfortable and ugly in large global companies). Pls align Teams notifications with Planner's approach. Thx
Joacim Eldre commented
Upvoted! This is a great feature request. I'm lazy so having to backpaddle each time @ autofills display name is taking several seconds as I abuse the @ for visibility.
Please implement this or something similar. (:
Only first name in all reactions please
Ian Yates commented
This exists somewhat already. For a user "John Smith" I can type @Joh and get the "John Smith" text auto-inserted. I can then backspace out the "Smith" in one keystroke.
It's not a nickname, but it is shorter and tends to read better.
Someone here suggested to make this work like Facebook - this is exactly how I've seen Facebook work so at least there's precedent.
T.v. Vignesh commented
I am awaiting this feature as well - really difficult to use mentions in mail and team because of this.
I think the functionality we would like is akin to that of Facebook: you enter the name so it's identified, then you can delete either part of the name as you wish, but the remaining text stays linked to the user.
How is this a request since 2016. It's like you don't want to complete with Slack/Rocket Chat.
Bob Luursema commented
I am very much in favor! My organization uses "Lastname, Initials. (Given name)". Nicknames would be much better.
I think it's time for an update from MICROSOFT on this easy-to-fix frustration! Is anyone from Microsoft seeing this?
I'm fed up of being full-named. I feel like my mother is talking to me not my colleagues. Allow the nickname
Stacy Yang commented
My vote goes to nicknames instead of display names.
I mean, really. This is a no-brainer.
You want PEOPLE to use your tools? Then don't design them for @Bot, Worker.