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  1. Make plain text the default paste option

    Ctrl+Shift+V for paste as plain text is not discoverable (I only found it after coming here and searching for suggestions to upvote to add support for pasting in plain text).

    For an instant messenger, plain text really should be the default paste option--there are many of the "paste as plain text" suggestions in which others have commented to this effect.

    This suggestion is to:
    1. Make pasting in plain text the default (Ctrl + V) option.
    2. Add context menu option(s) (similar to in MS Word) for other paste options (currently, I believe this would be one option to include…

    54 votes
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  2. Link dark theme with macOS dark mode

    Please allow switching between default and dark theme automatically based on the dark mode setting in macOS system preferences.

    54 votes
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  3. Let me adjust column widths

    Make it work like Excel (AND EVERY OTHER APP ON THE PLANET).

    54 votes
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  4. Open a thread, replying... too confusing.

    current typing design in team(group) chat has two function;

    1.open thread
    2. reply to a tread

    currently it is too confusing if someone is to start a chat.
    So my team members make mistake in this way very frequently;

    Open a thread, enter
    Then open another thread, enter(even if they wanted to reply to the thread that they have just opened)

    Eventually, rather than having one thread and one reply to add comment, we have two separated thread..

    This happens a lot... I mean, almost everybody is confusing where they are typing.

    So, how about move typing focus to reply…

    52 votes
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  5. 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 💔.

    51 votes
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  6. 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).

    51 votes
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  7. Customizable themes like slack.

    Customizable themes like slack.
    - Change colors
    - Fully customizable panels
    - Presets
    - Fonts
    - Uploadable Emojis

    50 votes
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  8. Lite UI mode for Teams

    It would be great if Teams had a lite UI Mode where all (most of) the beauty is switched off to favor performance and minimize resource needs.

    The current Teams App on Windows 10 needs a lot of performance to render and to run in general. I need my CPU and my RAM for my development work! Not to run a stupid chat client!
    Skype for Business was much reasonable in its resource needs therefore I favor still that utility instead of Teams!

    50 votes
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  9. Add hyperlink to jump to Last Read

    Add a static hyperlink in chat to jump to the Last Read section similar to the hyperlink to view new messages.

    49 votes
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  10. Make a Contact List View

    Make a Contact List View

    49 votes
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  11. 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.

    48 votes
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  12. 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!

    48 votes
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  13. icon for channels

    Ability to add icons for channels. Currently only we are allowed to add icons for Teams. Would be great if we have the ability to customize the channels as well. It would make more sense if the channels keep growing and it would be really easy to identify the channels.

    47 votes
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  14. In a Chat "Group", maintain the A.D. Display name instead of the First (legal) name.

    When a Teams user chats with another, the (A.D.) Display Name is used to indicate who is in the Chat.

    However, when multiple users join a Chat (Group Chat), Teams reverts to (A.D.) First Name.

    We have users with legal First Names defined in A.D. (per policy), but we always refer to Display Name in communications/messaging so that colleagues recognize them.

    Is there a way to allow Teams Group Chats to show Display Name instead of First Name?
    It would make Teams better for us if this was default. And if not, at least a configurable option.
    Thanks

    47 votes
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  15. Include Drafts in 'My Activity'

    Currently there's no way to track reply/post/chat drafts.
    The 'My Activity' feed seems a natural place to put this.

    47 votes
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  16. Display keyboard shortcuts in hover states

    I love using keyboard shortcuts to speed up my work. Please consider adding keyboard shortcuts to hover states to help learn what the keyboard shortcuts are.

    47 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.

    47 votes
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  18. 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).

    46 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

  19. Be able to move people's videos to top instead of bottom of screen (when someone is screen sharing a presentation)

    When in a group meeting, everyone's video screen appears at the bottom when someone is presenting their screen. It would be nice to be able to drag it to the top of the window instead. That's also where the webcam usually sits so it's better to be looking more directly into the camera (instead of halfway down the screen)

    44 votes
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  20. 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.

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