Please remove ALL whitespace or provide a setting to do so.
Please remove ALL whitespace or at least make it a setting to that allows it to be removed. The amount of white space makes Teams very difficult to read quickly. We have a professional environment and many chats running. Reading speed is important. I downloaded my Teams version this morning and the whitespace remains.
For example below only 4 of the 9 lines contain information. The full line for Reply contains no information and is effectively white space. Reply could be combined on the same line as the person's name.
Cool Kiddeveloper 3/28 8:27am
Reply [effectively white space)]
Ann Otherdev 3/28 8:28am]
I agree, the extra space is ridiculous
Agreed. Too much white space is lovely visually, but a waste of valuable screen real-estate, and I would argue, less productive. I understand there are issues with designing for Accessible UI and Inclusive Design. However, this should be an option for users to select a (much more) compact design. My preference would be for a scrolling feed in a minimal font on the side or bottom of my screen. If you look at the way data is arranged for people who trap on the stock market or gamers, you’ll know what I mean; small fonts, compact / dense layout (even overlayed with transparency).
Slack requires much less whitespace to view the same amount of information.
Sean Ellis commented
A very popular request. The main thread is here - https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/17408641-please-create-a-professional-compact-chat-layout - please vote and comment.