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  1. Auto scroll down when new messages come in

    It is annoying to have to click on the “New Messages” button or scroll down manually when new messages arrive. The suggestion here is to keep scrolling down to bottom and to provide a button to jump back to last unread message.

    3,950 votes
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      415 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Several updates shipped at the end of July. I wanted to get some feedback in the comments if you have seen an improvement on how the auto-scroll works.

      If you are on the message it won’t auto-scroll because we don’t want to suddenly change the focus if you are in the midst of reading.

      Please let me know your thoughts in the comments so I can bring your feedback to the feature team.

      -Warren

    • Support hashtags in channels and DMs

      Allow clickable links on #hashtagged items ... in a channel or group, perform a search within that group.

      For DMs and conversations, search all of your conversations

      2,596 votes
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        130 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Hide the reply button under every message

        The "reply" button is WAY too large under each message. I recommend either making the button just a smaller icon and off to the side of a message, or only showing it on hover.

        1,911 votes
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          188 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Hate to be the bearer of bad news. This item has been declined. There will be no work to hide or remove the reply button.

          As many people have commented, a big ask is to help improve how people distinguish between giving a reply and starting a new message.
          For that the focus will be on this item. “Better visual delineation between `Reply` and `Start a new conversation`”
          http://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/19224826

        • Better visual delineation between `Reply` and `Start a new conversation`

          It's very confusing to new users that there is a difference between replying to an existing conversation and starting a new one within a channel. This is a visual thing as much as anything else. The 'reply' buttons are not naturally attractive if you just want to start typing a message. There should be a logical gap between the bottom of a conversation and 'start a new conversation'. 'Start a new conversation' needs to be separated visually, as if it's a second order command rather than a first order...reply.

          1,599 votes
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            225 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Ability to pin message/files/articles shared within a channel.

            Guys, please add pinned items for channels. We often pin important articles/messages/files so that the whole team can see it. Very important!

            1,549 votes
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              128 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Need read receipts

              Mobile working, Asynchronous working of teams is a common phenomena. Read receipts let us know if the message has been seen, so we know it can be acted on. Critical when large numbers of the team are mainly mobile workers.

              1,527 votes
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                154 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Delete Private Chat threads

                This request is for the ability to completely delete a private chat thread. (Not hide/archive.)

                Again, this was pulled out into its own topic because it is still under review and no decision has been made.

                To recap what has already been completed from the other topic:

                1. Delete your own messages anywhere in Teams.
                2. Team Owners can choose if users can edit/delete in their tenant as well as choose if admins have the power to delete any message posted in public channels.
                3. The ability to hide your private chat threads (these are not the chat threads in…

                1,026 votes
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                  128 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Display 'user is typing' indication also in Teams Channel

                  While there's an indication of the user that's actively typing in the Chat area, I'd like to have this in the Teams area as well

                  973 votes
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                    declined  ·  26 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow removal of people from Group Chats

                    Once a person is added to a group chat. You cannot remove them. You must create a new chat and lose all the history.

                    836 votes
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                      101 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Backup, export, printing, archive options

                      Can Teams chat and activities data be exported, printed, archived, and backed up/restored? Within Sharepoint or elsewhere? This could be necessary for a few reasons both during projects and for historical records.

                      775 votes
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                        106 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Sort conversations so the latest posts are at the top rather than bottom

                        Messages currently come in with latest content at the bottom of the page. Would be good to be able to re-sort so the conversations with the most recent traffic are at the top. Also, move the "Start a new conversation" to the top so that its clear you're adding a new conversation and not responding to a prior thread (we have a lot of newbies who don't use the "reply" because the compose bar is on the bottom, and thus end up creating a bunch of new threads accidentally).

                        Conversations in Groups starts at the top and forces old ones…

                        634 votes
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                          137 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Hi everyone, thanks so much for this request.

                          We have thought this through and decided to prioritize other user-requested items, so this one has been declined. But please don’t stop telling us what you want, because we’re still working to get many of those done. We’re listening and appreciate your support and patience.

                          Suphatra

                        • Copy & Paste is tempermental

                          Users reporting multiple copy/paste issues for text:

                          1. Can't paste multi-messages. Often, only the first line pastes, the rest disappear. As one user puts it: "On the Windows 10 desktop client it is nearly impossible to copy multiple messages from the chat history. A fraction of a second after letting go of the mouse, the highlight collapses down to a single message."

                          2. Can't paste in general: "Copy & Paste is tempermental, when i try to paste text in from other sources it simply doesn't paste, but then if I only copy a few (3-6) words then it does. It…

                          543 votes
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                            111 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Embed Media

                            If you paste a link it should embed the media right in the chat (Gif, mp4, youtube, Vimeo, Soundcloud etc.)

                            479 votes
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                              59 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • IMPROVED Markdown Support

                              IMPROVE actual markdown:

                              Disable auto-formatting of markdown
                              *italic* not *bold* or _italic_
                              Make it the SAME as GITHUB
                              https://guides.github.com/features/mastering-markdown/
                              which is closer to DaringFireball
                              http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/

                              IMPROVE for mobile:
                              Please add markdown support for Android client.

                              IMPROVE for other languages:
                              Currently the code formatting doesn't work for german keyboard users due to the system expecting another character after the `
                              Due to that, Teams does not recognize the ` and interprets it as any other character.
                              I think that needs to change.

                              467 votes
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                                68 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                We’re fixing bugs identified in the comments, and other user reports we’ve received around markdown, but we’ve decided we’re not going to fundamentally change our markdown support.

                                This is the first time we’ve declined a request, and it didn’t come easily. We weighed this against other important features we’re working on to deliver and we had to make some tough choices.

                                Really appreciate your understanding on this, and please feel free to ping me if you have any questions, complaints, or need to rant.

                                Suphatra

                              • Connect with "Groups" conversation in Outlook

                                I was surprised that conversations within Teams doesn't show up inside the conversation thread in Outlook Groups. Please consider at least connecting the "General" channel with the Outlook Conversation.

                                426 votes
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                                  53 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Thanks for the feedback.

                                  We are considering a number of ways to better integrate experiences across Teams, Outlook, and other apps. However, we don’t have any specifics to share on this request.

                                  -Warren

                                • Allow copying whole chat conversations

                                  Currently, it's not possible to select & copy more than one message in a chat. When I try to select two or more messages, the focus stays on the first message making it impossible to copy whole chat.

                                  There are some really ugly workarounds like: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams/Copying-conversations/td-p/62849 which I don't consider a solution of the situation.

                                  I want to be able to select multiple messages at once and copy them by hitting CTRL+C.

                                  388 votes
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                                    67 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Quoting previous Messages

                                    A collegue of mine discovered this in markdown formatting (if you include a ">" before a paragraph it formats it as a quote, then 2xShift+Return to exit quote). This is a useful feature when trying to give context to a response that occurs later in a conversation thread.

                                    Quoting should be a more integrated feature. I'm picturing a "quote" button below the message window that when you select it, it opens another window where you can select a message you want to quote. The tool should automatically date/time stamp the quote, format it the same as the markdown method, and…

                                    370 votes
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                                      26 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Drag chat messages to merge them into one reply thread

                                      Since a lot of people type messages in quick succession, it'd be helpful to have the ability to drag and merge them together into individual "reply threads".

                                      350 votes
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                                        74 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Thanks everyone for the clarifications to this request. Upon further technical review, we have decided to decline this request at this time.

                                        Please continue to contribute your ideas — they push us to innovate, problem solve, and really understand your needs.

                                        Thank you!
                                        Suphatra

                                      • @Tag without selection

                                        Current when @Tagging someone you have to type @PartOfTheirName then wait for the dialog to pop up, then hit tab or enter click the desired name (Person, Channel, Team). If you fail to use the dialog the @Tag fails to work even if you match the name perfectly.

                                        What we'd like to see is typing @Name or @ChannelName or @TeamName just works even without using the dialog.

                                        344 votes
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                                          9 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Collapse/expand conversations (hide/show replies)

                                          Users are asking for a few different things:

                                          1. Collapse/expend all button -- single click to collapse or expand all threads
                                          2. Admin setting for collapse/expand
                                          3. Button to re-collapse a thread once its been expanded (right now you have to navigate to another channel in order for the thread to re-collapse)

                                          Please add more granular requests in the thread below.

                                          341 votes
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