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  1. Allow @mention myself in a conversation.

    When I am the note taker for a meeting, I use @mention for action items. When the action item is for me, I would like it in the notes and I would like to @mention myself (would show up in Activity).

    56 votes
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  2. Show Teams with external users in a different colour scheme

    It would be good to have Teams with external users (guests) show up in a different colour scheme so that users are aware about internal/external groups at a glance. It will also help if there is a feature akin to Outlook Mail Tips which will indicate that content being shared in such Teams is visible to external users.

    55 votes
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  3. Manual Away Settings and Status Text Box

    The R/G/Y status indicator doesn't work. It seems to drive itself which is pointless. We need to be able to manually set it like Skype.

    Of greater importance is the status TEXT. We MUST have this to show if we are traveling and when in the next 2 days, and when we have PTO. If we're heads down and don't want contact but will accept contact if needed, we need to set to Green and have that text in there. We're a 100% remote team and must rely on Teams for this.

    PS - We're planning on sunsetting Slack for…

    53 votes
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  4. 'Fully' threaded conversations, not just reply-to-Topic

    While I know we can reply to the top-level topic we can't reply to a post replying to this topic.

    Currently I have to pull out each reply like this as a separate Topic which is cumbersome and loses the original context.

    I 'simply' want to Reply to *any* Posts in Teams, be that a top-level topic or a response to that Topic, so that I can have a fully threaded, contextual conversation.

    52 votes
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  5. Channel background picture

    Allow upload a picture to change the Channel header background. Will help users to differentiate between channels.

    51 votes
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  6. Copy paste markdown text should do proper formatting

    Although markdown works as you type things in by hand, it should also format text that is pasted into Teams.

    We often have markdown docs or other existing assets that we're discussing, and being able to copy-paste markdown into Teams would help make that process a lot easier than retyping everything by hand!

    50 votes
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  7. Quicker way to find contact and start conversation

    Starting new conversation with colleague via teams (4-6 seconds, 7+ steps):
    1. Mouse click on pinned MS Teams on taskbar
    2. Wait for 1-2 seconds for MS Teams window to open
    3. Mouse click on "Search"
    4. Enter contact name
    5. Mouse click or down+enter to open chat
    6. Mouse click/focus message field
    7.Type + enter, message sent

    Compared to Skype for business (1-3 seconds, 4 steps):
    1. Double click on taskbar Skype icon - window opens instantly
    2. Start typing contact name ("Search" is focused automatically)
    3. Press enter (first match chat window is opened, message field is focused) …

    49 votes
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  8. Ability to undock the "Chat" function in the Teams window

    Would like to see the ability to undock the "Chat" function in the Teams window - like the Skype for Business interface, so that I can work in "Teams" and view documents while answering questions for folks. Too often, someone asks me a question, to answer it I have to leave the chat and find the document and then go back to the chat and then re-find the document. I also may want the chat up and visible while I'm working in other applications without wanting the heavier/larger total Teams UI on top.

    48 votes
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  9. Remove 'speech bubbles'; increase message density

    Teams UI is beautiful, but the message density is very low because of all the beautiful speech bubbles hogging my screen space. This is literally the only thing preventing my entire dev team moving to Teams from Slack; an option to toggle the visual display theme would be great!

    43 votes
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  10. Add the option to disable message previews in the Favorites and Recent IM windows.

    In the Chat tab, my boss complains that he can't open Teams while in screen sharing applications (such as WebEx) because if he does then the last thing said to each of his contacts is visible and may compromise confidential info. He'd like the option to turn off the preview and only show the names of the people without any message preview.

    41 votes
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  11. Chat heads

    Can you make a chat head feature like what we have in Facebook? It would be easier to go back and forth with your chat messages while you are doing something on other areas of MS teams (i.e. channels).

    41 votes
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    under review  ·  Warren responded

    We are looking into having multiple windows for Teams.

    And thank you for the interesting idea!
    -Warren

  12. Allows user to customize the color schema

    In the dark theme, some text still not readable after your efforts. Please consider to let us to setup my own color scheme (such as color of plain text, color of link, color of shadow).

    40 votes
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  13. 40 votes
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  14. Add OneNote and Planner icons to the left bar

    Please remove the ellipses in the left icon bar and make OneNote and Planner their own icons.

    39 votes
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  15. Change text size

    Given today's high resolution monitors, the text is too small to read. give the user the ability to resize the text so they can actually read it.

    39 votes
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  16. Make copying conversation easier.

    Currently, if I highlight a section of a conversation to copy, and that section is longer than a screen size, it looses focus before I can right-click and copy. I have to copy smaller sections at a time and piece them together.

    38 votes
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  17. Theme - giving headaches

    Please help create more themes, these colors are giving me a headache. Skype is much cleaner and modern.

    38 votes
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  18. Chat messages must show up in Activity > feed

    I typically have the "Activity" tab open so I can quickly glance at the barrage of messages exchanged throughout the workday, and peruse the ones that I want in detail by clicking on a message in the Feed. However, chats do not show up in this feed, requiring me to go over to the "Chat" tab instead. It would be nice for all messages to show up in Activity/Feed.

    38 votes
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  19. Separate Individual chats from Meeting chats

    One of the biggest issues I have with Teams is individual chats getting lost among the meeting chats. Many of the meetings are things we get pulled into that I don't care about to start with. Manually having to hide 5-10 of these a day is tedious. When I'm on the Chat tab, I'd like to see individual chats. When I'm on the Meetings tab, I would expect to see Meeting chats. If nothing else, maybe a dropdown filter to choose which chats to show on the Chat tab would suffice.

    37 votes
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  20. Make it like Slack. Don’t buy Slack though.

    Teams is mostly pretty lame. Slack is way better. Just make it like Slack. But don’t buy Slack, y’all would probably ruin or kill it like you did the Sunrise calendar app 💔.

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