I would really love a keyboard shortcut to hide chats.
I would like a keyboard shortcut to hide chats. Similarly to how skype would close a chat window when hitting escape. This would be very handy for a management team. Example: You are discussing an employee issue with a superior and that employee comes up behind your desk while you are in mid type.
Adam Westbrook commented
The main reason I would like to escape a chat is to not miss reading new messages. By escaping a chat, I can clearly see that I have new messages and select the chat I want to read. Otherwise when I activate (switch to Teams) it automatically marks the new messages of the active chat as read.
The only other way right now is to select another chat and hopefully that person doesn't send me a message that I could miss.
Another example of this feature is Google's Messages for Web.