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Display 'user is typing' indication also in Teams Channel

While there's an indication of the user that's actively typing in the Chat area, I'd like to have this in the Teams area as well

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      • Joe C commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        There is a lot of complexity to this as I wouldn't want to be told of every user that could be activity typing within Teams. I would say that it would be great that to see if another user is immediately responding to a message you just posted or if you also currently have the reply bar selected.

      • James Pain commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Agreed with this suggestion. Also with Kyle Lipkin to make have thread specific typing indications.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is an example of a feature that have the ability to be switched off as well. You may not want this in a chat were the client is watching you formulate a response.

      • garima commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        yes definatly helpful. just to make sure someone read your comment and is responding inplace of ignoring

      • todd commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is definitely a big help when doing Q&A and a dealbreaker for one of our team members.

      • Aaron Ellis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I think this needs to go hand in hand with a read to feature like there is in chat. Seeing which teammates have read to where in a conversation is also valuable information.

      • Kyle Lipkin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please make it so that we can see when users are posting/replying to messages within the channels and not just within a chat.

        It would be nice to see when conversations are being replied to.

        Thanks,
        Kyle

      • Axel Behrens commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Suphatra, I'm talking about the 'Teams' area where I don't get a typing indication. In the Chat area it's working well.

      • Godd4rd commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        :+1: i agree knowing if someone is there, typing back to you is really useful. It helps you to decide if you should stick around in the team window or go off and do other things.

      • Chris Ross commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Very much a proponent of this request. The indicator provides valuable feedback - knowing people are still there and engaged.

      • GCardall commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        In Spark, it was super-useful, especially in a work environment, to be able to see which team member was currently typing a message, so the entire Team wasn't typing/submitting messages all over each other. This is very useful especially when questions were asked - instead of 5 people responding at the same time, we could see who started typing and let them submit before adding to the conversation.

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