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 are working on a design with more density in mind. Until this design is solidified we are putting this item back to Under Review.
Shawn Lin commented
This is really something that I'd rather live with a **** design than waiting for years to have it realized! If you can't design it, allow people to tweak the css themselves! I mean how hard it is to just reduce the margins and paddings!
I understand that Teams has a different philosophy than its alternatives (slack, etc). But on a small laptop screen (like 13"), it's almost impossible to read more than 3 conversations, which is a real productivity killer to me.
The same for the apps, the Jira integration takes an entire screen for a Jira ticket update on Teams, but only 2 lines on Slack. Result: I had to remove the jira integration because it uses too much real estate.
vasanthakumar A commented
yes, team is occupying total window. i like messenger type layout, option can be provided those like messenger layout
vasanthakumar A commented
yes, team is occupying total window. i like messenger type layout, option can be provided with those like messenger layout
I am new to Teams and disappointed to see this feedback as well as other feedback suggestions that appears to be in the neglected archives. Microsoft should consider that users have more apps open than just Teams. very frustrating
I have been following this thread for almost 4 years. Microsoft Jeff Teper says: "Teams will be even bigger than windows". Ha that is funny, please show Jeff Teper this thread. it almost 4 years!
Teams is great for video conferencing, and kitchen sink office (word,excel, powerpoint, calender) integration. Slack is still so far ahead of teams in discussion, ease of integration of bots, etc.
I would venture to guess 99% of everyone that has posted in this discussion wants what Microsoft wants here and is more than happy to help with user subscriptions to pay for it and feedback. it seems obvious. Slack figured this out like version 2 and i'm paying for BOTH...That is how badly the MS Teams is failing our team.
Just let the user decide, super bubbly version with gifs/bubbles/large text, or professional compact version.
Please for the love of Pete please fix teams with compact mode. Makes absolutely no sense why it takes 4 years. i hope no one from slack marketing is reading this thread...its like a treasure trove of why teams does not fit exactly where Slack does.
I'm sorry not trying to be critical, We want MS teams to succeed and want to use it. Just seems like Microsoft does not want the same thing perhaps and maybe we should just move on. Look at again in 4 more years.
Justin King commented
working on a design ... sense feb ...
Are you though?
Yes please! Teams is so bulky and huge taking up so much space for nothing.
any chance to have a view where it's just the titles / condensed view.
Once there are more than 3 or 4 tasks in a column, it's a pain to use when doing team reviews
Gavin Greenwalt commented
How many Teams developers does it take to replace a light bulb? 100 and 5 years, just to punt the bulb replacement plan back to a design review.
Bill W commented
Workaround Move MS Teams window to far right side of screen. Size Ms Teams so the frame does not touch the bottom or top of the screen. Then using the left side of the top of the frame move it to extreme right so only contacts show. When you double chick on a contact the chat pops out to the left.
Brian Burleigh commented
It's a WORKAROUND, not a SOLUTION, but I have discovered that the CTRL+SCROLL trick works to make things bigger/smaller. At 1920x1080, 100% DPI scaling, you can scroll out to 85% and only use half the page.
However, if you don't have 40/20 (20/10) vision like myself, this will just hurt your eyes.
I understand there are issues with designing for Accessible UI and Inclusive Design. However this should be an option to reduce font size and create a compact design. My preference would be for a scrolling feed in a minimal font on the side of my screen.
The Chats listed on the left are very clumsy. Just give the option to customize, that would solve lot of problems.Also it looks like too much data and not so clean.
The UI is horrible.
THREE AND A HALF YEARS since this thread was started, and MS's answer is "were working on a design" Still this childish looking teams interface with huge wasted screen real-estate. Proof that MS cannot design good products on its own. All it can do is acquire others better ideas.
Can't the Compact mode just be the Mobile UI on iOS and Android but on Windows?
Sean Ellis commented
@Alex - "Until this design is solidified we are putting this item back to Under Review."
BEFORE this design is solidified, please share it with us. The one design change that so far made it into production was the precise opposite of what we need.
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