Add Subject for conversations
a channel is representing group of ppl that working together on some project or have things in common that groups them. and every project it has its own conversations. but the thing missing about conversations are subjects.
the subject will help in know what this conversation is about from a glance. and if there is an option to collapse all conversations or another view to just view the subjects under each channel that will make navigation faster.
search should allow me to filter by subject as well.
Adding a subject line to a message makes it a lot more scannable for everyone else. To do that, first you need to expand your compose box by clicking format icon. From there, just type the subject line you want in the first line of your expanded compose box.
It would be HELPFUL if the SUBJECT would be what is visible to identify SAVED chats. OR... being able to ADD a subject to saved chats. We are in a call center and agents want to save important notices but then can't find them to save their lives because it is a jumble of garbage.
Eric Janson commented
After using Teams for a few weeks, I just found this feature. However, if it results in multiple user suggestions, it's (obviously) not apparent enough to be useful for most users.
In addition, it would be nice if giving the same subject to multple conversations in a channel (which happens ALL THE TIME) would cause them to combine into a single thread!
It would be nice if it was possible to name a chat with a single other participant - seems to only be possible to name a chat with a group of others, if I understand correctly?
- I often have long running conversation with the same person and it would be nice to be able to start a new conversation thread with them with a topic title.
Unless the feature is missing in our version of Teams, you cannot add a subject to a new or old message, outside of a 'Team' or channel. Please add this capability to simplify tracking of chat threads.
I was able to go back and edit my post to add a subject line, but am adding my vote to include a mandatory setting.
It's silly that we have to teach each individual in the organization how to do it properly (ripe for user error) vs. just making the field automatically available.
Here's a link to vote on the uservoice post for mandatory subject lines: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/20489707-make-subject-line-visible-by-default-on-new-conver
Adam Steineke commented
It would be helpful if the creator could go back and edit their post to include a subject!
Any idea on how do we highlight a subject in the Conversation Tab ?
Chad Wight commented
can anyone point me to a uservoice submission for enabling mandatory subject population in teams/channels? Thanks
I agree with the below commentators, an organization needs the ability to make a subject mandatory in a given channel, additionally subjects need to be able to be added after a conversation has been started.
Yes adding a subject to the conversation is available when you actively wanted to start one with it. How about being able to add after a conversation has been started? It would be nice feature to add so an user can modify or add a subject to a thread so we can search and organize better.
An organisation needs the ability to make a subject mandatory.
This seems to be possible in my iOS app but ONLY if I edit a message after I have sent (it?!?!) as the subject field only shows in the edit screen. Then the subject appears in larger bold text on both the app and the desktop programme, but there is no way that I can see to add it in my desktop programme. Very confusing. It's so helpful but we need consistency.
Kevin F. commented
Please make this mandatory for all new threads in a given channel
Daniel Kemper commented
I just tried the add subject line. It's not true. It's not a real subject line. It doesn't stand out, isn't usable for organization. And of course still lots and lots of extra clicks and distractions to be able to do not much really. And the main irritating thing with teams, you can't hit enter to get to a new line. This forces you into disorganized blobs. It seems the send button has been combined with the enter button.
Daniel Kemper commented
"Adding subject lines" is not sufficient. Like most of teams' there's still too much wasted screen space (and worse if defaulted) and too many extra mouse clicks and navigation to be able to efficiently work in multiple teams. I was very avid at first, but find myself drifting back to Outlook. Actually, I miss public folders which could do these things more efficiently.
It appears to me that the majority work in a single team and not with an eye to efficiently moving around multiple teams.
I completly agree that it should be a default rather than hiding it. This would prevent completly cluttered conversion.
Moreover it was also requested to provide a navigation view on subject as well as supporting search on subjects.
Both would be extremly helpful to use conversations efficiently instead of wasting time in search or dumping ever new topics which are already addressed
It is available in the desktop Teams App. But I couldn't have guessed it was hidden there. It has nothing to do with formatting in my opinion.
But thanks anyway!
Mr Nigel commented
@v-brorob - RE. 'We have this', you are 50% correct. The subject line is available when clicking the format icon in browser based Teams, but it is NOT available from within the Teams app when working on my Win10 PC. Pressing the format icon does not display the Add a subject line :-(
Cory Clark commented
This should be expanded by default for new conversations. Or, rather than showing replies, just have the conversation subject and a post displayed where the user most click on the conversation to enter it, similar to email threading. You should see how Twist does this.
v-brorob - I like your comment but most of our MS Teams community don't expand the compose box by clicking format icon. From my point of view I like a combined compose box starting with a subject line like in email. Otherwise you have always to rework new conversations and Owner is not allowed to do it and will increase is daily work when it is enabled.