Color code team/group chat windows so we can easily differentiate
It's very difficult to tell if I'm replying to someone as part of a particular conversation in a group chat or directly to them in a private one. My teammates have the same issue, and it's led to us inadvertantly typing messages in the group chat that we didn't want some team members to see. One possible way to remedy this would be to use different background colors for group chats compared to private ones
I just replied to the wrong group chat. My first thought was "no problem, I will just color code the group chat backgrounds to avoid this in the future". It is absolutely unbelievable that such a basic common sense feature is not available in an MS product.
I agree, really good idea! And very needed feature!
Matthias Bartosik commented
As useful, if not even more - set the background of the chat entry in the list of chats to the user defined color code - see attached example
Totally agree- just sent feedback through Teams site:)
Hi, Is there a way to differentiate a channel from others on Microsoft team? And can we customize the look of a channel?
its stupid bruh
who ever threw that paper ur moms a hoe commented
its so dumb
I agree we have so many chat windows, nothing is worse that typing something in a large group chat that was meant for only certain people to see. Being able to assign a back ground color to group chats would easily eliminate this.
We have had the same issues! Color or pictures, or titles that are off set to the chat. Especially when you have chats with one person and in another chat with one person and a couple of others.
wes nance commented
As an enterprise user I often have 10-15 active chats. Be nice to be able to differentiate the 4 or 5 chats most often important chats.
It even gets confusing if you are in chat or if it's a channel post. Can easily message in the wrong channel, team or chat
B Wong commented
That is very unfortunate but it does seem to match what I have seen on this site about other sensible requests. I wonder how many people they actually have working on the software.
Sean Ellis commented
A very sensible suggestion which would allow users to have a bit more control over their own workspace.
Like so many such suggestions, it has been rejected by MS: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/18389731-ability-to-specify-different-colors-for-different
MS appear to be actively opposed to any kind of customization or UI options.