Better Contacts Management
- When "Create a new contact group" -- Enable directory lookup and adding an entire AD group
- When "Add a contact to (existing) group" -- Enable adding multiple contacts at the same time, including AD group to add all members
- Sync with Skype for Business contacts and groups through O365 Work Account
- Enable drag & drop of contacts between groups
- Enable starting a new conversation with group (all members)
to add a basic item on the original request: contacts should be visible when I sign in to teams - similar to skype visual, I would like to see my contacts, dont want to change from chat to contacts to see them.. thanks for considering..
From any chat have the ability to add a chat contact to a contact group, not just to favorites. And copy favorite contacts into a group (and vice versa).
Melissa Zuest commented
a better ability to organize one's own contacts within a group would be greatly helpful! our prior chat tool allowed us to create a hierarchical layout of contacts, this is handy when needing to identify who reports to who for reference or to know how to escalate within a team
P. Monette commented
I would like to add this. I would like to see a tab named contact on the left side which allow me to see all contacts in my organisation. It could be sorted by name or department. It would be much faster to see who is online. We were using Big Ant software for internal chatting and we loved it. The problem, Big Ant was not cloud base like Teams. I was able to see contacts in my organisation very fast, right click the organisation to send a massive message or send message to a group of contact or even selecting on the fly specific person in the organisation and department to send message to group of people.
Also, when creating group of contacts in Teams, we are not allow to send message to multiple recipient. I would like to be able to see an option send message to group.
One last things. Still about contacts. When we create a team, we are adding members to it. I'd like to see a tab contacts within Teams we have created again to reach or see who are online easly or send message to all members of that teams or channel.
That would be amazing if these feature would be available. It would make Teams amazing to manage message over our teams, group chat or whatever.
Matthijs van der Molen commented
Yup, fully supported.
Setting up contact groups (especially the first time, or when joining a new team/organization) is currently so time consuming and requires way too many (unnecessary) clicks...
Commented on this lack of feature equivalence to their other product, Skype, in Teams on other UserVoice Threads. Various portions of this equivalence to Skype features request is now almost 3 years old in another thread. Not sure how many gazillions of votes are needed to catch MS attention, so just voting wherever this kind of feature request shows up in UserVoice. Added my vote just now to this thread.
Luisa Di Meglio commented
I am constantly scrolling up and down trying to find contact or contact group. So much space wasted per contact name or very tiny font. Also,trying to search for something in a specific conversation is extremely annoying and not trivial. Copying a conversation is very frustrating; need to do many copy and pastes to copy one conversation.
Right click on a contact with option to "add to group" in addition to drag and drop.
Any idea when this is coming :)
This is a must to switch from S4B to teams. IT is a dynamic environment and people come and go all the time.
Concur with Tom Olson's comment on ability to keep contact groups collapsed.
Tom Olson commented
Would also like contact groups to stay "collapsed" to make finding a specific contact faster. I use groups to organize and condense my contacts. Since the groups default to "expanded" and contacts look like a long list, the value of grouping is lost. I would like to be able to select "collapse all" and "expand all".
In addition to the features already mentioned:
- it should be possible to organise the contact groups in a different way than the alphabetical sort. See the Skype for Business relationship tab where contacts are grouped from 'close to far' from you (also permissions wise). Family/Personal -> Team -> Organisation -> External contacts
- Personally I would like to see the integration of chat and call screens into a new contact screen that migrates the functionality (like also Skype for Business). It does not make sense to have two different screens for the same contact list and very functionality that is very close to each other.
Anthony Holder commented
When "add contact" is selected, the dialog focus is not updated, so you can't just start typing. Once you choose a contact, hitting 'return' doesn't finish the process.
There's no way to move a contact from one favorite list to another. You have to delete and add.
Dragging a contact from Outlook does nothing.
There is no way to turn off the little pictures, so the contacts list on my 1080p monitor can only hold about 20 names. Should be able to have 40-60 lines.
There is no way to re-order the favorites lists. New ones are always at the bottom.
Steve Blatnick commented
Also, hitting Enter on the add contact modal after adding a name should submit the form.
John Naab commented
Edit an existing contact
Rename an existing contact
Rename an existing contact group
Store Teams contacts in Exchange Online / Outlook (single contact list)
Peter Seitz. commented
Would also like contact groups to stay "collapsed" to save space and make finding a specific contact faster. Right now, even if I collapse all the contact groups, Teams auto-expands them whenever I leave the contacts page.
Timmothy Frink commented
Trying to manage my contacts as Teams is rolled out to more of my company. Right now I cannot simply import a team DL from Outlook or an Active Directory group. I have to create a contact group and then manually enter each person from a team with 40 some odd members one at a time. This is ridiculous, tedious, and a waste of my time.
Very poor. On the mobile app there is way to manage geoups and I can't add external contacts without starting a chat.
Steve Decker commented
Contact management in this Teams app is currently in a poor state. Hope its on the is list of to-dos. As an enterprise/company phone system, to not have the contacts lookups and phone number search pieces in place already really shows the very sad state of turning over your robust phone systems to Microsoft to control with pieces of a chat app. For example: Try to search for a company employee and then add that person to your speed dial or favorites if you haven't called or spoken to them before. Explain to YOUR employees that there isnt an online directory available for their company phone system.