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.
Great idea! Also as some other comments have mentioned, it would be nice to use peoples' nicknames or short names, preferred names.
<Lastname, Firstname> is very impersonal. not friendly
Why has this not been addressed yet?
Is there an implementation of displaying name in
<first name> <lastname> format .Can it will be configured by the user itself in which format he wants to display .?
Eddy Pitomvils commented
Yes, please implement this!
I think this is fixed! I just typed an @mention in Teams, and selected the person when his information appeared, at which point it appeared as Lastname, Firstname MI. Then I clicked before Firstname and the cursor moved there, and I backspaced to take out Lastname, and the cursor moved back to the end of the name automatically, and I backspaced to remove the MI, then I was left with only Firstname, with the link active.
Just another upvote for creating an option to set an alias for the user inside the Teams app.
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.