Better visual delineation between `Reply` and `Start a new conversation`
It's very confusing to new users that there is a difference between replying to an existing conversation and starting a new one within a channel. This is a visual thing as much as anything else. The 'reply' buttons are not naturally attractive if you just want to start typing a message. There should be a logical gap between the bottom of a conversation and 'start a new conversation'. 'Start a new conversation' needs to be separated visually, as if it's a second order command rather than a first order...reply.
We are happy to announce that the New Conversation Button has started to roll to the general public, and should be rolled out 100% over the next week or so. We will share another update as soon as one is available.
Admin Quote: "We are shipping this SO soon. By the end of the year, the team says. Woo hoo!"
Shame that was 2018.....
There are people who have started, developed, and sold businesses in the time it takes Microsoft to fix ONE defect in one programme!
Jim Tuttle commented
@EM, OMG, I hope they don't go the Slack way with threads on the right! Teams already has enough vertical panels, I couldn't stand another one! I like how it expands inline instead of the way Slack does it. If you do start a new UserVoice suggestion for the Slack-way, please ask for it to be added as a preference, so some can choose to keep it the current way.
Wonder if the "Thread" placement is going to get cleaned up while they're at it? Having the thread of a post open up to the side is how Slack does it. >> Very neat and tidy :)
FINALLY. Curious to know what the fix is going to be...
Jason Curry commented
Please, please, please fix this ASAP
Mike Celone commented
Got an email notification today and thought finally this is happening only to be disappointed it's in testing...again. This can't be that hard to fix...
Geoffroy Ménard commented
Jesus, we know this is an issue, we know what the fix is, it's easy to code, why does it even need testing in the first place? 🙄
Marco Dileo commented
... Is this so complicated to fix?
Agree- happens many times. generally with TEAMS I'm multi-tasking, so the new UI should make it intuitive that I am either replying to the current thread, or starting a new one. One should not have to ponder which action they are taking as your switching many times between Teams and other tools.
Temo Lopez commented
I can't wait for this feature to be implement. Everyone keeps making this mistakes at my work place. No one wants to fix their new conversations.
Sam Anderson commented
I see this issue expressed many times a day, every day, across my organization. In aggregate it is a huge drag on efficiency and usability.
Every time somebody starts a new conversation instead of replying - I reply with a link to this "suggestion." Then we all have a good laugh at how long this has been "in progress."
Didier Loiseau commented
So what's the status on this? Today we have to basically tell every newcomer that they should use "reply" instead of starting a new conversation!
Stephan G commented
How about using AI to analyze the last thread and ask the user:
"Your message seems to belong to the last thread - attach?"
Did anyone happen to save a screenshot of the prototypes in the https://aka.ms/ComposeButtonSurvey survey? I'm curious to see what those were.
@Florian RD, can you post a link to a blog post with one of these screenshots? I looked thru the past several and couldn't find one. I'd like to see what the early versions of this are looking like.
Richard D commented
Josh Baker commented
I'm astonished that this feature is still not implemented. We've been using Teams for over 2 years and still people are accidentally starting new conversations instead of replying. I'm a power user and yet occassionally I accidentally start a new conversation so have to delete and reply.
Stuart Ginns commented
Come on Microsoft this is a real bug bear for all users of Teams. When is this going to be resolved.
Tom Engman commented
I swear there is an additional issue with this too where actual correct replies still end up as a separate discussion.. But come on, fix this, it's really not hard at all and would make Teams a little less.. Bad.