Somehow remove extra "new conversation" click while preserving the goal of making it more distinct from replying to existing conversations
Just encountered the "New Conversation" button in channels. I came here in horror ; ) at the higher click count, but I see how this was honest effort towards the goal of https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/19224826-better-visual-delineation-between-reply-and-sta
Is it possible to design a solution that satisfies that worthy goal without introducing this new click count? Can both fields be available, but just stylized or colored differently, or add some visual element that makes the "new conversation" field very separate? Or makes each reply area more obviously tied to its conversation?
Can there be a user option to go back to not needing the "new conversation" button, for those who were savvy to the difference and unbothered?
David Schulz commented
Same for us, I get the reason it was implemented in the first place, but the button is not the right solution here. Now communication gets unnecessary stressful instead of easier.
No, it isn't the same experience, try slack or any other chat tool. If you switch between channels/teams/sessions, you can directly type without clicking a button to focus the input field.
Wim Vandierendonck commented
I can be mistaken but I don't believe that there is a higher click count.
Before the design change users had to click once in the 'New conversation' text field to start a new conversation and now they have to click once on a button tot start a new conversation (the cursor is placed in the text field after clicking the button).
Marcus Fields commented
I agree completely with what you're saying. It's such a barrier to getting engagement in a channel.