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  1. Let us make the font size bigger

    Make a way to make the font size in the application bigger.

    695 votes
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      This item is still in the works.

      Though the zooming ability looks like it will probably release first. I don’t have exact timelines for either but I know zooming has been steadily getting closer and closer. Which is being tracked by this item https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/16933183

      So, hopefully it could at least meet the need, if it doesn’t replace the ability to change font size as some had clearly stated in the comments.

      Thank you all for the feedback and we will continue to work on getting this updates to you sooner, rather than later.
      -Warren

    • Captioning on Audio and/or Video

      As being employer to several staff who is Deaf and reply on using subtitle when watching video. I was surprised to see no subtitle/closed captioned feature when I play a video called Introduction to Microsoft Team Product Tour (2.03 minutes video) as enclosed in this attachment.
      Thank you.
      Regards
      Peter

      27 votes
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        Hi Peter — I’m SO sorry! Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We are 110% committed to accessibility and we will make sure that captioning gets added to the videos.

        And Stephanie, thank you for highlighting why captioning is important otherwise. I’ll route that to the right dev team.

        Sincerely,
        Suphatra
        Microsoft Teams

      • Keyboard shortcuts

        Hi, Can't you offer keyboard shortcuts to get to different tabs (activity, chat, teams, meetings, files)? This will make our life much easier.

        Thanks.

        24 votes
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          Teams does have some shortcuts you may use.

          To see the shortcut list you can click on your user icon within Teams.
          From the drop down list go to Keyboard Shortcuts.
          A second window will open showing you the available shortcuts that Teams has to offer at this time.

          Keep posting feedback.

          -Warren

        • Shorter Links !

          Just make the links shorter, when pasting a link to another location on the chat.

          It's always too poluted, We write down a 1 line comment and the link extension has 6 lines (!)

          Thanks

          18 votes
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            You can create add a hyperlink to any text, which will allow you to avoid massive links being copied into the chat/channels.
            Expand the compose box by clicking the icon “A” with a pencil just below your compose line. Once in the expanded view you can create a link by clicking the icon that looks like a chain at the top of the compose box.

            You can also highlight your text and use this function to change your selected text into a hyperlink. Once the hyperlink dialog opens update the link location and modify your text if you so desire.

            -Warren

          • Add a shortkey to jump to unread messages

            Slack has the all-round shortkey Ctrl+K, which allows me to jump to any chat (group/channel/person). It automatically lists channels/chats with unread messages at the top. So jumping through unread chats is just 2 clicks each, without using the mouse. I'd love to have the same feature in Teams!

            13 votes
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            • 13 votes
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              • keyboard shortcuts

                I've seen a lot of requests for individual shortcuts, but in my opinion the problem is that there needs to be a structured overhaul of the existing ones.
                There should be categorical prefixes so that remembering shortcuts is easier (this would likely also simplify adding new ones). Navigation, current chat/channel & anything that needs to appear as a modal come to mind for starters.
                Currently, if focus is not where you expect it to be when changing tabs, channels, etc. then C for compose, R for reply, etc. just don't work on the desktop app. The issue is most likely…

                12 votes
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                • Translator or closed captions in call / videocalls

                  We are a group in an organization that we are hard hearing impaired, our way to communicate in daily meetings has been using the Microsoft Translator Speech API (https://github.com/MicrosoftTranslator/SpeechTranslator/releases) but at the moment is not working, currently we use Skype Business in our organization. We have tested the option of Skype translator, however we have not been able to use it since our organization is managed with Skype Business (https://www.skype.com/en/features/skype-translator/). And it would be quite useful for us that Microsoft Teams had integrated this option of translator like the Skype Translator (it is our most viable…

                  11 votes
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                  • PDF electronic signature

                    When we want to electronically sign a PDF directly from Teams, we first have to download it on our local desktop, sign the document in adode reader, and re upload the document in Teams. We end up with x versions of the same document on our team folder. We would defintely need to be able to sign those documents directly into Teams, and to be able to see each others electronic signatures

                    10 votes
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                    • The possibility to brake chatt out of teams as its own window

                      One good thing about the Skype client that seems that will be lost in Teams is its size and its spontaneity.
                      First, I am very often in other Products than Teams and to have to jump brake out completely to chatt in Teams is annoying. It would be great to have a maller window, like Skype, with the conversation so that I'm not completely blocked from my current work. This also applies when working in Teams on other stuff, to have to jump between that work (eg Word doc) and the chat which is very innefficient.
                      Second, When in meeting…

                      7 votes
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                      • Ability to change font size and color.

                        High contrast just inverts color scheme and doesn't help. I'm just old - I need a slightly larger font and black text. The gray font in 10 pt is just strains my eyes...

                        7 votes
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                        • Channel member limitation in Team

                          We'd like to limit team members who can see particular Channel though in the same Team members.

                          In other words, we'd like to have any option to control each Channel access right for only some limited members, not all Team members.

                          Currently if any Channel is created within a Team then all Team members can see the Channel contents.

                          6 votes
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                          • allow zoom using ctrl and mouse wheel viewing PDF's

                            allow zoom using ctrl and mouse wheel while viewing PDF's

                            6 votes
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                            • Deep links need to be Pretty

                              If I’m grabbing a ref to share in another tool I don’t want to see the long obnoxious URL that has 10 giuds, etc. it short be REST like and follow the breadcrumb expectation of the user. Visually it could be “– cse fte - > region – Americas -> canan east -> all hands meetings > this month”

                              This is such a turnoff, no to mention when it fails more than half the time to go where the deep link was pointing. At least with a visual breadcrumb I can step back to my human form and click into…

                              5 votes
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                              • Folders

                                Make more folders available than just Favorites and More. Also make the additional folders be able to have custom names.

                                Should also be able to Follow a channel within a Team without that Team needing to be a Favorite.

                                5 votes
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                                • Move Channel Activity from the Conversations Tab

                                  Move the activity updates (i.e. team members being added or removed/leaving, channel creation or renaming, etc.) that are present in the Conversations tab in every channel into a tab in the team's information section (next to Members, Channels, Settings, Apps), with activity filterable by channel. This way the activity doesn't clog the conversation feed as it is doing now.

                                  5 votes
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                                  • Need ability to link to SharePoint Team site. Teams is not integrated

                                    A SharePoint site is created for every Team Site. The SharePoint site has more functionality.

                                    Currently there is no link to the SharePoint team site from within Microsoft Teams. This is dumb.

                                    Without having the full functionality within the Microsoft Teams app - and without having means to link to and from the Teams app to SharePoint site - makes this all a mess.

                                    There is not enough functionality to make it useful. For instance - the control of access via Teams is simplistic looking - within SharePoint you have full options. So you need to provide a link within…

                                    5 votes
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                                    • Selecting text within a short message is blocked by overlay

                                      Please move the overlay for 'More options', 'save message' and 'like message' to beside the message itself

                                      When selecting a message with few characters, the overlay blocks the text, which prevents the text from being copied

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Availability Status

                                        Dear Team, Thank you for this product. I've a challenge in my status, which is often changed to "Away" even in my presence, when am moved to other site it happens frequently. Hardly the status is changed to "Available" when I does it manually.Would like to hear the possibilities or any settings to be modified for this. Your response on this is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

                                        4 votes
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                                        • Better visual contrast in MS Planner

                                          The visibility in MS Planner is bad. The individual items are indistinguishable from the background. Text is thin and difficult to read.
                                          Other applications are perfectly fine, so it's not my settings.

                                          4 votes
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