Enable threading within a chat
Currently you can only thread within a team/channel. you should be able to reply to a 121 chat with threading as well to enable smart managing of conversations.
Dustin Briles Moriarty commented
We have a problem with chat devolving into lots of simultaneous conversations with the same group.
Chad Gross commented
We are trying to move our organization over to Teams from Slack. The lack of threading in private chats is by far our biggest frustration with Teams. It's not unusual for someone to have a few different questions for me when I'm offline / DND. They pose each question separately in a chat. In slack, I replied via a thread on each separate question. Then if they had follow-up, it was also in the thread. Much easier to keep track of than having a simultaneous discussion of multiple topics all jumbled together.
L. Günther commented
We need threads in chats to replace email traffic better.
We have repeated discussions to replace emails more with Teams which is ok when Channels are used.
Now to 1:1 chats (or few to few = group chat):
What I miss most is the additional structure by threads. If I am discussing three different topics with one person, Teams chats is not a good UX, because I always need to mention the topic like:
"... to point 1 I agree. To point 2 I disagree because ..."
This is easy on simple one-sentence-topics, but for more complicated things it does not make things easier - and whoops we are back to email. I believe, introducing threads of subjects might be helpful (assuming we get a better solution to distinguish between "Create a new conversation" and "Reply" - otherwise we end up with the same mess of people mixing up replies and new topics like we have today.
Charles Fordin commented
Users need to be able to reply to a comment within a chat or channel that creates an embedded thread for just that comment and its replies. This is a feature that exists in Slack, and it is terrific. I think that is what is described in this post, so I am voting and adding this comment. You NEED to do this ASAP, Microsoft.
This is easy, it already exists within the Team channel. Make it happen in a 2 or multi way chat... C'mon!