Search bar refinement
The search bar holds a dominate space on teams that makes it apear, at first glance, to be more of a universal action bar. People will use it to start chats by searching for members, search for content ... everything.
The problem is that the search bar isn't really designed for this, so it causes frustration when the behavior isn't as expected.
I see two solutions to this:
convert the search bar to be more universal. When I start to search in chat, don't just show me recent conversation text or people, search the entire gal for matches.
alternatively, build better visibility on the otherwise "nearly unnoticable" buttons around search like the "edit" button that is actually more about starting a new conversation. Replace it with a mor obvious "+" so people know it's about adding chats, contrast it a bit better and make it a bit bolder so it's obvious it's use.
Basically the UI in it's effort for simplicity forgot to make key controls obvious. We don't just search for recent conversations ... we start new ones.
PLEASE MOVE THE SEARCH BAR OFF THE TITLE BAR (or add an option to move or shrink it)!!!!
On a screen with bad contrast, it's impossible to see in dark mode, and I watch my colleagues click on accidentally EVERY SINGLE DAY.
I dont think we even need a search bar for Teams. Provide keyboard shorcuts and a popup search like how it used to be on hipchat and also on slack.
+ Search for member posts? Member mentions? abit like the Activity button, but where you can select other people or channels or teams
A Teams activity button would be REALLY good.
+ adding the ability to search teams (right now, you have to "join or create a team" and notice the additional search bar that appears