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.
I'm not sure if this has been explained, but it would be nice if chat list would allow the creation of additional groups (besides favorites). Examples: "Teammates at store location A" "People that help with IT issues".
Additionally, a right-click feature to "Start/continue group chat with all" for each group would also be nice.
Peter L commented
Just make it work like Skype for Business please: a separate window in which I can control the contents.
Teams is a usability disaster. It seems Microsoft has forgotten everything and we have to remind them here.
Sorting the contacts and favourite groups is really important and should be basic functionality.
Please up-to-date this problem very quickly!!!
Murad Khan commented
and please persist the sorting and collapsed/expanded state of groups.
any update on this?
Currently, a workaround is to use the Rename feature in the PC app. Any group that you Rename gets pushed to the bottom of the group list. So while it's a painful process, it is possible by repeated Rename to order the list exactly the way you want.
Magic Unicorn commented
I agree. My often used contacts across the business are grouped by departments. In Skype for Business I used to be able to put the departments in any order (generally with mine at the top). But now they're alphabetical, and with favourites at the top, even if empty.
Also when folding/hiding groups with the arrows (and the empty favourites), they take up an absurd amount of space due to having very thick group headers.
Currently a big step backwards from Skype for Business for useability and efficiency.
in contacts if we sort based on status (available, away, offline....) it will be better
This is a big miss. Please prioritize this simple but critical feature.
I have lost half an hour looking for it. It is just impossible that it is missing!
I came here hoping to find the solution, very disappointed that there is none.
Please collapse groups by default and allow drag and drop of contacts and groups (or at least arrange them in alphabetical order). Thank you
Joe Davis commented
Please add this. I think this is a big miss.
Ridiculous that this was even missed in development. But then the fact that the request was submitted in 2018 and put "On the Backlog" since 2019 is incredibly outrageous. A year and half to add this basic feature that was missed in the roll out???
It would be nice if TEAMS would allow to re-arrange speed dial groups
Collapse groups as well rearrange contacts and groups by drag and drop is really must have feature for all Business Users. Please add this to the teams ASAP.
This is an essential feature and needs to be implemented asap. When working on multiple teams there needs to be a way to easily organise contacts. Come on MS get with the programme!
Was migrated from Skype for Business to Teams recently, discovered my Contact list and groupings had also been migrated from Skype to Teams (this is a good thing). Found that, unlike Skype, am unable to collapse lists in settings. My groups contain lots of names that I categorized in Skype groups for easier management.
Found this thread, now nearly 3 years old, most requests for features like ability to collapse all, or at least retain last configuration user set. Now has 1,587 votes, do not see MS response to these comments. Found other threads with similar requests for expand/collapse features, seems most just languish in the Cloud?
The name implies MS has an interests in usability improvements. Perhaps that assumption is incorrect? Is the purpose of MS Teams UserVoice just to let us collectively complain to one another?
It would be nice to have a keyboard command to collapse all groups and another command to restore all groups
Sometimes contact groups disappear. Then log out and in is required.
Groups today are not even ordered alphabetically. I would appreciate at least this.