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.
Can you make it so the chats between team members can be deleted? It's annoying to see old messages from everyone
If could be possible to close individual chats, in fact to not have any feature open upon launch other than the navigation panel on the left, that would be great! I've searched and searched and there seems to be nowhere which advises a 'home' page or been able to click X to close an aspect after using it.
This is the biggest issue that has been keeping us from moving over from slack.
WOW here we are June, so far this Teams thing is a VERY poor replacement, can't even close a chat really, so basically anybody standing over your shoulder can read it unless you change windows, REALLY??? You sure would think Microsoft would have a little higher standard then this POS!!!
Please provide a way for people to use different style sheets. The darkmode is terrible and not everyone wants to see the default style. A full screen teams app on a 4K monitor is so full of empty space.
I would prefer an IRC client.
Paul O'Brien commented
In the meantime, try <Ctrl>+Scroll Wheel when you're in the Chats interface to set a zoom level that exposes more of the chats.
I cant click the vote button enough times for this!!! Make it more compact.
As a brand new user of Teams, one of the first things I noticed was the clunky nature of the desktop app. It should be more customizable for compactness. In particular, it should be more scalable for width and height on a desktop. Teams needs to be unobtrusive unless I'm actively using it. In order to use it efficiently as is, I plan on purchasing a separate display. Thanks!
I have to designate an entire display just for Teams. We use it so heavily for files, Teams (groups) and constant communication between our techs and engineers. What is the ETA on this because it has been a topic since 2018.
It would also be helpful to have it sort from A-Z. We have had this last request from many of our customers we have gotten on board with using Teams.
Martin Haluza commented
Hurry up, please!
We need to have at least 10 messages on the screen at once, ideally more like 15.
When media is posted it needs to be collapsible.
Completely agree that you guys need to follow the benchmark that Slack is setting in this area.
Scott Schwalm commented
"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."
It has been almost 3 1/2 years since this issue was opened and it is still under review. How hard is it to look at slack and see how they have their UI layed out? Really?!?! Get rid of some margins, reduce whitespace, and give the user some freedom like resizing areas of the UI. It shouldn't have take 3 1/2 years to get here.
Seems like this a widespread UI with many MS apps now... Phone/Tablet spacing/sizing is projected onto desktop UI and result is extremely low density of information, dramatically limiting usefulness. E.g. same philosophy showing up in Azure DevOps UI too...
Anton Pettersson commented
I really hope this will make pasting big walls of text easier to read. Like code. :)
Since this is such a personal preference, I would offer that the only path forward is to allow the user to adjust the density. Make the default overly puffy if your UX people or focus groups insist, but this is being marketed as a productivity app. Allow users trying to be productive the freedom to increase the density. More density really does allow users the ability to parse information faster. Really. Scrolling is a pain. White space is useless.
Thanks for listening.
This should be your #1 project. It is literally killing your adoption rate, I guarantee it. Only reason my team is not already using it is because the UI is a clunky, huge, space wasting mess.
I’m happy to hear a new design is focusing on density. I would also say that design font and style of the iOS app is far better than desktop app. I have a hard time using dark mode as bolding channels is hardly noticeable on desktop. Font and style on mobile app make this a non issue.
I agree with everyone else here. Teams wastes valuable desk space and is Childish like in appearance. Not good for being productive professionals. One good think about Skype is when a chat was done, you close that chat window and your desktop is clean again, except for a small easily accessible Skype "directory" window.
Also, what is it with the weird low contrast pastel colors? Black and White if possible please.
Sandeep B. commented
So much wasted space. Just typing 1 reply almost take up the entire screen on the iOS app. Wish there was a way to manage the text density.
Almost child like with everything so large and spaced out, like learning to read and write.