I really like Teams. I do. But the current chat layout is not suited for professional chats. It's way to space consuming. It looks like something imported from MSN with smiley's that take half of the screen. I would say that Slack have nailed it because they focused on the ability keeping a tight window with lots of chat text visible. In Teams the window is full and starts scrolling after like 10 sentences.
Thank you for all your responses to the design survey. The survey is now closed.
OK, so it's been a month since the design survey closed, and over 4 years since the inception of this request. It is the 5th most voted on idea on UserVoice. Can we PLEASE get some timely traction on this? Having a 28" monitor running 1080p, Teams shows literally half the content I can view in similar conversations in Slack's compact mode.
Just a reminder, I keep this set of CSS modifications to Teams up to date and it's free :) it compacts Teams down and makes it look more like Slack: https://userstyles.org/styles/165569/slack-teams
Feedback is always welcome!
Five. Years. Later.
Gavin Greenwalt commented
It's the year 2030. Microsoft has acquired Discord for $50B. Humanity has reached the stars and merged with a global AI.
A simple hello in Microsoft Teams still takes up half of your screen.
Andrew Zhilin commented
I am working on plugin, which will solve this issue. Beta testers will get free licence, you can apply here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfHtmL23tOhl8oXt-XHMMXDSyslP60voqbHa0cTe8CIzQTReQ/viewform
I would prefer not to see a chat from 3 days ago, just to keep the Contacts pane open. I just want to know my team members availability from the Contacts list. Please make it so, that it doesn't take half a screen just to keep Teams open. If not, I'll find another platform to run in. I can't spare that much screen real estate.
Brian Handscomb commented
Didn't comment at the time, but by the time I saw the invite for the supposedly almost week long survey it had bee closed. By my estimation it was open less than 24 hours, opening early hours GMT 3rd Mar and closing late hours GMT same day, despite the invite saying it would be open until 9th. The fabled "Microsoft Time" strikes again... My take on the layout is that it is horribly convoluted and frankly ugly. It wastes SO much space with how threads are handled (the direct subject of this "idea") but things like "chat" and "teams" and "activity" for three types of the same thing and mutually exclusive is in a way another waste of space.
PLEASE! make the pop-out chat window SMALLER!!!!
I'm joining the cacophony here. You sent me a note requesting feedback by March 9. I fit this into my list of priorities and attempted in good faith to respond before the deadline. Today is March 8, and I see that the survey is not currently active. This is not the way to treat your customers.
Jussi Halonen commented
>Sending survey's with a 9th of March deadline and then closing them on the 4th of March is quite unprofessional.
Couldn't agree more, like spitting our face.
Sending survey's with a 9th of March deadline and then closing them on the 4th of March is quite unprofessional.
Michael Hofmann hits all the main points below.
After years of no activity in this thread I just got an email informing me about the survey.
It states: The survey will be available until Tuesday, March 9th, 2021.
However, when I click the link it's unavailable and the thread contains a message from admin that says: The survey is now closed.
It's fascinating how unprofessionally Microsoft handles this situation. It's beyond my imagination how you guys can build even a half decent product with such an organizational chaos there. Oh wait..
Steve Gauthier commented
Another suggestion would be to make better use of space and simplifying chat by removing the tabs from the top and including the files list the main view. See attached.
Nick Moroniti commented
That link results in this message "Sorry, this survey is not currently active."
Bram Mertens commented
Alex: the survey reports: "Sorry, this survey is not currently active."
Also the email notification from uservoice about your comment was quarantined by Office365 as a phishing email.
Bernard Vander Beken commented
Hi Alex, I'm getting an error
"Sorry, this survey is not currently active." even though it's still March 4th.
And a different topic: when I login using the magic link on this uservoice, I receive a hard to read email in Outlook 365 (dark mode on Windows).
"Sorry, this survey is not currently active."
Jorge Martinez commented
Sorry, this survey is not currently active.
A Hendricks commented
Error: Survey is not currently active.