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.
Patrick Vienneau commented
We could do this in Skype4B as well. I hope this can be added.
The groups are showing up in the order created. Please allow us to re-arrange the Groups.
I did an "old school" workaround. Using the rename group functionality, I add a unique number in front of the group name for each of my groups with the numbers signifying the order I want my groups. Teams then sorts the groups based on the number I added.
you can sort everything else in outlook but groups! Please get this sorted. We are not asking you to re-invent the wheel here. You already have sorting function in outlook for everything else. Just apply it to groups and get it done already!
My company just switched to using Teams this past weekend, and I have to say I am finding it unacceptable overall. The inability to rearrange contact groups is just one of several complaints I have with Teams, and not because it's a new user experience for me. The fact that this and several other basic features have been requested for four years but not implemented just adds fuel to the fire.
I cannot believe the incompetence of the Teams product management for letting a software product be released with so little functionality compared to the product it is supposed to replace. I worked as a software product manager for two years so fully understand what it takes to release software, including all of the challenges that are faced, but this is just ridiculous. Please Microsoft, just IMPLEMENT THE CHANGE ALREADY.
Pam Leggitt commented
The Groups are alphabetized if you go into Chat, click the down arrow by Chat and click Contacts.
Unfortunately, I haven't found a way to do that in Calls.
Average Admin commented
When I tried to sort and add to groups, I felt I might be approaching it wrong. My search lead me here to discover such a rudimentary task is not possible. I'm dumbfounded.
I'm a big proponent of 365 and promote Teams as a good collaborative solution even when there is significant opposition from Zoom lovers.
**** like this makes it difficult to back Teams when the simplest things like moving contacts to groups and sorting are not possible without a myriad of steps or flaky workarounds. Come on MS, get your act together.
Terry B commented
Add me as another individual who very much dislikes the current user experience; need to be able to collapse (retain) and sort/self order speed dial groups. Such a basic use case. Hard to believe this is not supported.
Denny Kluge commented
Someones stated before that as a workaround, we can add a number as the first character of the group name. I want to mention that this DOES NOT WORK in the call screen, only in the chat screen.
Avinash Kumar commented
Even after 3 years this issue has not been resolved kudos to Microsoft teams team.
Peter Angenendt commented
It would be important to me that the groups are always collapsed when starting teams and that you can arrange / sort the groups by yourself.
BUMP - this feature is really necessary for work - why on earth didn't they include sorting of speed dials? Yet again - a decent program (skype) ruined by MS.
Nikki Charles commented
I have numerous groups as well and being able to arrange the groups i contact most will be great, however it would also be nice to not have to collapse every group every time i select contacts. this seems like it would be a given since this type of functionality is available in other Microsoft products like Outlook when you group your emails. Please push this issue up and out of the backlog as my company will be moving over to Teams 100% soon, as i am sure lots of other companies are as well since support for Skype is ending this month.
Clemens Mensik commented
What the ****!?
Why can't you just add a simple sort to the contact groups in MS Teams?
Another "feature" that consumes time on a daily basis!
Please add this natural feature asap.
Would certainly be very useful to be able to sort contact and groups, or must we keep using numbers in the front of the Name - Please add this feature soon TY
Can Microsoft also please ensure that when we add a new contact we can type immediately and not of to select the text field first before typing.
this is driving me crazy, I want to cry every time I need to contact someone!
And Crickets from Microsoft for over two years. Well done!
Happy 2nd birthday to this request.