We would like to see better resizing across the app.
Resizing chat windows
Resizing channel width
Resizable Teams menu
Make columns resizable in Files tab
Desktop app resizing to be mobile responsive
Use 100% of resizable width
Automatic resizing of PDFs
Ability to resize the pane where search and favorites are show
Thank you for your feedback regarding the layout of the Teams app. The team is reviewing ways to make the UI more responsive and customizable. We will post an update here when it’s available
Alexander Chumak commented
K'mon Alex, you can do it!
80 characters per line limitation was ok in 1980x, now I have 4K monitor and want to see more at once
So relieved to know it's not just me getting frustrated with this issue. And so great to see that Microsoft is "right on the ball" in hurry to fix it. 2017..........and it's now 2021. So many things I truly dislike on Teams, but this sizing, and fitting to the screen reminds me of some Win95 application they just dusted off and wrote patches for Win10.
And scroll bars that disappear or are the low visibility.. until you scroll over them. Searching around screen to find things. Maybe bring some people back that have more than 2 years experience in, and years of seeing what works / what doesn't, and not keep trying to fill "bright new ideas" while still wet behind the ears but full of ideas......... Yeah.. pretty well disliking teams.
Ad U commented
@Alex, updates on this? I'm 20 mins from Redmond, I could swing by to show the issues in person if you don't believe the other posts on how user un-friendly the Team app currently is. Can we bring the app from 2011 to 2021?
The entire background should fit into the viewable camera window and resize automatically when user window sizes change or if the desktop app window is resized. It does not make sense that custom backgrounds are currently cut off depending on the other users window size.
I agree with the suggestion. And when I edit a long Teams comment, the comment window shrinks. I think it's better not to resize the window.
whenever i open the chat icon in the separate window meeting the window just starts getting bigger and bigger
Teams needs a minimalistic mode for users who only use the application for chat. I've been using Skype right up until my company's shutdown date because the Teams chat takes up way too much screen width. So the end result is either I only chat and not work because it dominates the screen, or I have to alt-tab back and forth a lot, miss messages in the background, reply slowly, etc. There's no reason teams needs to be any wider than Skype windows. The other function icons on the left side of Teams should be able to be collapsed into a hamburger menu. I'll never touch any of them so it's a waste of space.
So where are we now, four months later?
Has the Teams Engineering team reviewed the ways to make the UI more responsive and customisable (state-of-the-art, dare I say?)?
Have they decided to move forward and come up with solutions, or is this thread frozen due to winter conditions?
The desktop used to work properly at one time. Now I dread using it because it must be full screen to see my full chat conversations. I performed a quick repair and full repair without resolution. I reinstalled office and teams to no avail. Users must maximize the teams chat window to see the left size of my conversations. Very frustrating!
I just pasted some logs to a colleague, and it's unreadable when word-wrapped in this narrow space. Just migrated from Skype for business (which does this fine) to Teams. We work on 4k and 5k screens, this is crazy screen use. And has been complained about since 2017?! Come on...
Jerry Leever commented
Background images should be dynamically responsive, so when a screen is resized as people come in and out of the chat the image resizes accordingly. Zoom does this without any issues.
When you say app - is that the desktop app or phone app?
It just doesn't make sense that it doesn't adjust to the width of the window. Please, MS... you all really need to implement something to allow the chat window to auto size. Having a bundh of wasted real estate on the left/right of the window isn't good.
I just want the whole window to be able to be resized way down. I have multiple windows open that I need to monitor and Teams takes up SO MUCH room on my monitor.
This tiny screen and font is the worst and the main reason i would tell someone to try something else. Otherwise I really like Teams for my Law Office.
I dont even need for everything to be resizeable (nice, though) but what really bugs me, is that the text input field in chats and channels is only like 3 rows high, even if I "expand" it, so that also the text highlighting features (etc.) are visible.
It seems the focus is only on using the maximum space to display messages of others, whereas it is super annoying to try to type elaborate answers to topics, when all I can see all the time is only 3 rows of my own answer ... I understand, that it resizes itself as you type, but I would find it cleaner, if I could already size it to an appropriate size from the beginning on.
Ken Cote commented
Yes, please make it work exactly like Skype. A long, Narrow window you can resize and push to the far right or far left, and chat windows smaller (narrower) than the application main window. Teams is always in the way.
Mimic Skype's chat sizing behavior. In Teams I can see one short line. In Skype I can expand the chat box to re-read my entire paragraph. And yes, paragraph-long chats do happen. At work I chat back and forth all day with a few co-workers, including writing code snippets and longer explanatory chats instead of email, and Skype allows me to drag the window bigger so that I can easily check what I've written before sending, rather than sssssscccccrrrrrrroooooolllllllling forever.
Michael Kovalik commented
+1 - I feel that Teams is a fantastic communications ecosystem that excels in most ways.... but the chat experience in Slack is better due to its open, clean, linear format. Being able to customise the width of the chat content (narrow "Facebook style" vs full-window) and choose whether to have the SMS-style back and forth boxes or a simple IRC/Slack-style linear stream would really make more people comfortable using it.
chat screen is un usable for old eyes. unable to properly share technical information with this tool. this is another microsoft product that really isn't enterprise ready isn't it?