A folder's Last Modified date does not reflect most recent update made within the folder
The "modified" date shown for a folder does not change when contents of a folder are modified. For example, I created a folder called "Project Meetings" on 21-Nov-2017. Each week, new files (or folders) are added to this folder however, the modified date of the folder has remained "21-Nov-2017", even though its contents were modified as recently as 20-Dec-2017.
This is not consistent with how Windows presents folders and their modified date. If a file within a folder was updated on 20-Dec-2017, the modified date of the folder becomes 20-Dec-2017. Teams should work the same way and be consistent with Windows.
The "Modified By" field should also update to match the most recent file (or folder) within the folder.
I agree to this point 100% based on my daily experience.
My team uses many channels and each channel have a lot of Files with Folders in it.
Colleagues updates most of the folder by creating/modifying files in it.
Hence it would be really helpful if the parent folder is up to date with the last modifies details.
Also it can help to order based on last modified folder and then access last modified files in it when larger no of folders present in a channel.
If you feel it cannot be done based on other business scenarios, then I would suggest that, if there is a indicator kind of setting, for those who need parent folder to update last modified details and for those who doesn't need parent folder to update based on whenever child files changes.
i couldn't agree more! having the folder modified date update to match the contents would make item and project status/revision tracking considerably easier. i should be able to open teams and immediately see what new files have been added/modified. as it is now i have to rely on notifications (email or verbal) from colleagues. as we are a global company this sin't a particularly smooth process