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.
We’re currently working on defining a compact mode experience. I will post more details when we have more to share.
Hey MS, instead of boasting about the number of users using Teams (by having it shoved down their throats automatically) how about fixing these simple UI issues after 3 years of waiting?
Just checking in to add to the chorus of voices asking for something as simple as allowing me to resize Teams such that it does not take up a third of my desktop space.
Another 6 month have passed and nothing to show for. Original concern is meanwhile 3 years old btw. Is Teams another "let's see with how little we can get by" project by MS?
I bought another monitor just to use Teams on. it's the easiest solution.
Congratulations Microsoft you released a Linux version of Teams... not that any software dev will actually care because there is no compact mode! It just baffles me such a simple request has not been followed through after so many years. You're really undermining the potential of Teams and any integrations with VS Code by simply making it awful for those that need to dump code snips or busy deployment channels where you need to quickly and efficiently see what has transpired during a release.
Anyhow not that I really have to worry as we use Slack! lol
Kim Schiøtt Christensen commented
Out of frustration, today I ended up using a browser as my compact chat window, while working on the Teams app 😅
Just had to check in. Another year passes. Another "Planned" status. Just hilarious. Microsoft keeps telling the world how Teams user count exceeds Slack user count -- FALSE! We use Slack. But, as evidenced by this post, my company is officially using Teams so that Microsoft can claim that there are Teams installed base exceeds the Slack installed base. We would have a mass exodus in our dev teams IF we were forced to return to Teams. It is really that bad. And, this ticket is the chief reason for how bad Teams is. It has been years since developers complained about the interface. Years. And, another year passes.
What prompted me to indulge in this forum is that I was trying to trouble shoot an SSIS package. That package reports that a step failed validation, but refuses to reveal the error message. Refuses. Kind of like Teams refuses to update to a usable interface.
Teams is like this SQL Server function: SELECT ROUND(9.9,0). This will return an Arithmetic overflow. SELECT ROUND(8.9,0) does not. Seriously. Nothing simpler than a ROUND function and it fails. Somewhere there is Microsoft bug report where Microsoft claims that it is "Working as designed". Too crazy to make this up But, then again there is Teams where -- like the SQL Server group -- Microsoft Teams group REFUSES to fix the obvious..
I am a dyed in wool, all Microsoft developer. Rapidly moving to other technologies because of the above problems with Microsoft products. I fully expect to visit this site next year and still find this suggestion still waiting on Microsoft.
Daniel Gruessing commented
Looking through the comments by the admins, this looks like a parody of roadmap planning and execution. This is the most frustrating part that keeps me using Slack as the preferred communication tool.
Any update on this?
Deepak Aapaliya commented
Reply option in a new line is occupying more space. Move it to same line where name appears.
Sean Crago commented
Ineffective use of the screen and keyboard is by far the biggest negative to Teams vs Slack. Please prioritize this basic design fix.
I made a small chrome extension for increasing sidebar density => https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/refined-microsoft-teams/bipffdldhfhcecjhcgklheahpkocojfk
Any update for a global improvement ?
Susan Bradley commented
Three years after this has been posted and still no action?
Hi any update on this?
This is the most frustrating example of poor customer service and inefficient software development I have ever encountered.
quit slacking off commented
Have their been any updates?
Too much wasted space is making Slack our users preferred tool.
[Deleted User] commented
Give us details alex come on.