threaded conversations in chats
can we get threaded conversations in chats? i see a lot of folks gripe about the threaded conversations in teams and about the "reply" button, but these seems more to be complaints about notifications and being able to see new conversations together with new replies to conversations.
Threaded conversations are really useful and it would be nice to be able to have these in chats, especially chat groups where several conversations can go on at the same time.
This would really be so so helpful!
Please add reply to thread like one can do in your mobile app.
Please add to desktop app like on mobile app.
Bikash Shrestha commented
Please add Reply to Conversation in the Microsoft Teams desktop app as well.
It isn't convenient when the number of user keeps asking for this only.
Youngjin Son commented
It is very difficult to use Chat function without reply feature in desktop team app. Please help to add this feature ASAP.
I wonder why the reply feature was implemented in the Mobile version of the App but not the Desktop one. Makes little sense to me.
Charles Fordin commented
Needless to say, Slack has this, and the jump from one to another when losing that ability in Teams really depreciates the users experience. You feel more organized with this capability.less junk in the thread. You have to do this, ASAP! Tell your PO’s this should be your top “feature request.”
*PLEASE* *PLEASE* *PLEASE* There are threaded conversations in channels but not chat - why?
Not having threads in chat makes chat very difficult to use for active users
This would be a great benefit to add to chats. I regularly am having discussions in chats on multiple topics and I frequently send multiple chats to someone and they do not respond right away. When they do respond, it's hard for them to identify what message they are responding to or for me to sort through their reply. Threading in chats would solve that problem!
Either add threading to Chats or allow us to pin conversations outside the channel they are in.
I have open chats with all my direct reports for one on one discussions. Always several topics going on. Threads would make organization so much better.
Eddy D. commented
This would be extremely helpful!
I have an example where my colleague and I are working on 3 files at the same time.
The ongoing conversation mixes up the discussions of all those files and it makes it difficult to keep track of what has been discussed for which file.
We just made a move from Slack to Teams and it's disappointing that Teams doesn't have this functionality for chats.
I can't emphasize how disappointing and annoying this is. Working with a group of peers, coming in late to a conversation is pretty much impossible to understand the full issue. Even worse, if there are more than one conversation going on. At this point its better to just send group emails using 'Reply All' because at least that gets you the full scope of the conversation in a single thread.
Robert P. commented
If you do, please do not do this as implemented in the channels feature. If you do, see implementations in Slack or Discord for inspiration.
IMHO the difference between team chats and 1on1 chats is only the number of participants, therefore the options should be identical. If I am talking/chatting with somebody about various topics, I should be able to group my chats into these various topics=conversations to improve understanding and readability
Chris Anderson commented
I ended up using
1) Issue A
2) Issue B
And then people have to prefix their message with 1), etc. Not as useful as the typical teams method of communication.
This is so important - I don't even understand why this does not exist -
I mein why is what looks like the same Chat behaving differently (private chat vs Teams Conversation) ... i don't get it
Please can someone explane - Thx
A good place to what this would be in a popular mobile based chat app called WhatsApp (and I am sure there are others that do this as well). I should be able to pick a particular response and reply to that. Because people in a chat session are not face to face they don't know if the pause is because someone is thinking, or working on another session elsewhere. So one part keeps chatting away, the other party has to catchu-p one message at a time and perhaps even responding to each one of those messages.
In essence bring the Teams' "Reply" functionality to Chat.
This has been a very annoying issue for us switching from Slack. This is probably the biggest feature we crave, besides more integration with other 365 apps. Can't believe this doesn't have more votes
Steve Minar commented
Would really like this feature. It could be a tenant setting, but I think most would choose to have threaded conversations in chats once they use Teams for any length of time.
A byproduct of the different interface in channel conversations vs chat conversations is users become accustomed to entering a message at the bottom of the screen for chat and forget to use "Reply" in channels, fracturing threads. We do user training regularly in attempt to prevent this.