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Allow rearranging contacts and groups

The new contact list is now live but it's missing the ability to rearrange contacts and groups by drag and drop like you can now do with teams and recent conversations.

I have quite a few contacts and large groups so sorting them would be very useful.

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      • John Blasko commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        +1 on the following
        Stop auto-expanding groups
        Support reordering the groups with drag-and-drop as supported in S4B

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Per many of the comments already mentioned, Contact Groups in Teams does not have the same functionality as Skype for Biz. Should be able to right click a group name and send a message to the group! Seems the only purpose of Contact groups in Teams is for DISPLAY only in an organized fashion.

      • Kerrie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Rearranging Groups based on user preference would be extremely helpful. As it currently stands, the automatic alphabetical order requires the user to be creative in naming the Groups by using additional characters (numbers/asterisks/extra letters) to achieve the desired order.

      • Mike commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Glad this feature exists as I just found it now. However, some updates are needed:
        -Making the lists all expand every time I go to the Chat tab is really annoying. I'd prefer that they all minimize over all expanding since expanding causes them to go off the screen.
        -Being able to rearrange the groups would be great too whether a simple Drag & Drop or the up/down arrows to click. Anything would be helpful.
        -Also need to be able to add multiple people to a group like I can add multiple people to a chat. Currently I can only add one at a time.

      • Jacob commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This^^ so much. We will be migrating from SfB to Teams so I started checking it out and this is pain **********. Also groups do not remember their expansion status when switching tabs.

        drag and drop is basic feature thats should be in every modern app.

      • Jacob commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This^^ so much. We will be migrating from SfB to Teams so I started checking it out and this is pain **********. Also groups do not remember their expansion status when switching tabs.

        drag and drop is basic feature thats should be in every modern app.

      • Alex Carlock commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Argh. Yet another thing that Skype For Business does and Teams doesn't have yet. We're looking at transitioning and I keep feeling like while Teams is better at a lot of things, SfB is still better as a chat/phone client.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Stopping auto-expanding of groups is a must, as well as reordering the groups with drag-and-drop

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Need to be able to re-order groups, including Favorites (or allow for renaming of Favorites), drag and group from one group to another and maintain collapse / expand settings across devices so that once I set a group to collapsed, it stays that way until I change it. Changing to the "Recent" tab should not reset the collapse / expand on the "Contacts" tab.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Skype allows you to show your available contacts first - I would like Teams to have this functionality.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Also - please add ability to collapse some of the groups and not have to do it each time you go to the contacts list. Ability to organize the groups and leave them expanded or collapsed was lost and that's unfortunate.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Why is it that in the transition from SFB to Teams, functionality around contacts was lost? For example: I cannot move a contact from one group to another. This seams like a fundamental user scenario that was missed.

      • Vickie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have a lot of people I "chat" with but have a hard time finding someone I chatted with a week or so ago. Would be very helpful to be able to sort by names.

      • Jason commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please add Sorting by Availability like in Skype for Business. Thanks

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