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  1. 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.

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      2 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • CSS Themes

      Something that has not often been Microsoft's strong suit is a bit of a killer when it comes to teams:

      Please enable custom stylesheets for scripting the user interface layout. I'm unsure what UI engine Teams is built on but having the ability to create themes via CSS stylesheets would be a huge win.

      A successful solution would have:

      > A class reference for the UI elements on Teams
      > Full CSS3 support
      > Ability to Save/Import/Export and Share themes

      28 votes
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      • 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.

        27 votes
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          2 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Promote Checklist Item UI in Planner needs better feedback and Undo

          When you click the promote button on a checklist item in Planner, the item disappears with no indication of what happened. I've had users complain that items are being deleted.

          The item was properly promoted to its own task, but the UI does not give the user any indication of what happened.

          I've tested this on the OWA/Browser version of Planner and the Windows desktop version of Planner.

          Perhaps a fading message could be added. Or perhaps the checklist item could be left in the list for a moment, with a message about what happened and undo and dismiss buttons.

          27 votes
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            5 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Answering button blends in too much

            Answering button blends in too much, the decline button is much more appealing to click when there is an incoming call. A green answer button would have been much better from a design perspective. Green answering buttons are consistent, familiar and rich in contrast.

            27 votes
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            • Team grouping organization

              As we migrate all our regions and offices to Teams, we have started to realize that being able to identify Team's purpose adds some level of complexity.

              We are proposing to add to the UI a way to create "Groups" and not related Teams under its correspondent group.

              Just like we have Favorites, there would be other headings we can give names and move teams underneath of them.

              We believe this will avoid confusion, for both experienced users and novice users.

              26 votes
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              • Make Planner (and other apps) sticky to the sidebar.

                I do a lot of work across teams and I want to click into Planner just like Chat or Activity to easily see all tasks across teams. Sortable by priority/due date pls.

                26 votes
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                • Change the colour of Teams, the default purple is deterring everyone from even trying it, and refusing to move from Slack

                  Basically anything but purple or variant of it
                  Personally i like green, but variant of blue will also do

                  26 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make a Contact List View

                    Make a Contact List View

                    26 votes
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                    • Multiple tabs / windows to view different Teams / channels in teams at same time or quickly without needing to leave one for the other .

                      Multiple tabs / windows to view different Teams / channels in teams at same time or quickly without needing to leave one for the other .

                      Aka the ability to work on two channels at the same time or at least navigate between two channels, even channels from different teams easily, without having to go through all the navigation? Would make working more efficient and should be easy to set a sort of active.

                      Also better ways to group categories out with Favourites might also help, if could do it with Channels and Teams, not just Team level.

                      Thanks

                      25 votes
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                      • 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!

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                        • We need the ability to work offline

                          Maybe in other areas of the world this is not such a big issue, but in South Africa this is a major issue. If you are in the airplane you are unable to access anything in teams, or if you are in area with weak or no internet connectivity. This make this functionality very much impractical to use.

                          25 votes
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                          • Improve save icon to not block text in the chat

                            Currently, the save icon appears in the upper right corner of the chat bubble to allow you to save the chat, but for short conversations, this icon blocks the text. This is especially problematic when you try to copy text from the conversation and the icon blocks it. The moment you hover over the text you need in that corner, the icon shows up and there's no way of getting to the text.

                            25 votes
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                              6 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow thumbprint view of images in files section

                              Allow view changes just like in Windows for files. For instance, detail, small thumbnails, medium thumbnails, large thumbnails, etc.

                              25 votes
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                              • 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.

                                23 votes
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                                • 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…

                                  23 votes
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                                  • Don't Close Call when Teams window Closed

                                    This happens to me about 5 times a day. Literally. I'm chatting to someone and they close the window to find another one and the call ends.

                                    In Skype, closing the Window doesn't end the call.

                                    On iOS, closing the Window doesn't end the call.

                                    Why does it end the call on Windows?

                                    23 votes
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                                    • Add a favorites tab that keeps my favorite teams and chats in one place.

                                      On the left-hand panel there should be a "Favorites" Tab, that list all of my favorited Teams and chats in one place. Having two separate tabs for Teams and Chats is annoying. Also, when you go to the "Favorties tab" it should group the Teams and Chats separately. Thanks.

                                      23 votes
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                                      • Move a folder

                                        I'd like to be able to move folders once they are created. Either by dragging and dropping or by clicking on then and using an option like "Move to...".

                                        23 votes
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                                        • 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).

                                          22 votes
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