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.
Damon Dawson commented
OK - I figured out a way to create a group but it's REALLY hidden and I don't know how to do it without having to send a Chat to all the members. Let me know if you find a better way. Here's what I did:
To create a new chat group do the following...
Right click on the Chat icon and choose "New Chat"
In the "To" section at the top, pull the little down arrow down that's in the far upper right of that same field.
Type in a group name and populate the members.
However, if you don't send something... it is removed from the "Recent" section
If you send something you can then click the "..." on it to add it to Favorites
If you find another way... let me know.
However, this doesn't show each individual member and their status and if use that group you have to chat to all. There's no way to just have groups of contacts, that I know of, as you could with Skype.
For large organizations, this is a must.
Village Idiot commented
How odd - this has been available in Skype/Lync/etc for years. Tsk tsk Microsoft, this is a version 1.0 feature...
I found what I was looking for in the Contacts tab of the Chat screen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaU755SmgVY
A Gates commented
Teams needs to have all the Skype features we've become accustomed to!
Jay Phillips commented
DRAG AND DROP!! Please!
Philip Harney commented
I would love to have the ability to sort my contacts via status (like skype).
Jack Knight commented
This is an absolute must. Why would it not be standard? Please implement this.
Please add this feature. Stop auto-expanding groups. Support reordering the groups with drag-and-drop.
I would have thought this kind of thing was a given. Please add this feature.
Angela Moczan commented
Please add this feature! It helps with organization and the ability to communication more efficiently. We should be able to eliminate the "Favorites" group, if desired.
John Borgne commented
I would love the ability to create a few groups and have more than 15 people as we stuck with in "pin" now. Moving to Teams from Skype for Business, you lose this type of feature...as many others state...in a business environment this is really needed if you want users to migrate to Teams.
Bruce Day commented
Sorting contact lists and contact groups should have been a supported feature from day one! Please add this feature.
I would have thought ability to auto alpha in Contacts was already available. Please add this functionality.
Rick Goodman commented
I was very surprised to see that this functionality does not exist. As my organization moves to O365, I would view this as a required feature. Users can do it today using Skype, so it HAS to be a feature of Teams. PLEASE ADD THIS!
David Schlicht commented
Allow organizing and stop changing it every time you get back into it. Leave the ones collapsed that I have collapsed.
Paul France commented
Agree strongly that stopping auto-expanding of groups is a must, as well as reordering the groups with drag-and-drop. Currently it seems very random. The order of groups is different each time I open the app. I've tried renaming the groups by putting 01_, 02_, 03_ etc at the start of the name but this doesn't work.
I'd like to be able to filter contacts and groups. So filter by availability etc.
also stop auto-expanding groups
John Blasko commented
+1 on the following
Stop auto-expanding groups
Support reordering the groups with drag-and-drop as supported in S4B
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.