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  1. Ability to order the channels within a team...

    Unless I just can't find it:) The channels order by creation. Would love to be able to reorder them by dragging them.

    30 votes
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  2. 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!

    30 votes
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  3. more typing less clicking

    every function should have a keyboard shortcut and/or command trigger that can be typed. please don't make me click!

    one of the main strengths of competitive tools (like slack) is the ability to do everything without ever taking your hands off the keyboard.

    one example is giphy integration. i like that i can search for images - instead of just being surprised with something... but i don't want to stop typing to click, then resume typing to search, then stop typing to click an image, then resume typing to complete my message

    30 votes
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  4. View bookmark for Saved messages

    I appreciate the new Reactions for messages. However, I also rely very heavily on Saving messages. Since adding the new Reactions, the bookmark for saved messages is no longer visible on the message without opening the context menu -- this is very inconvenient. Please display the bookmark again on the message! Thanks

    29 votes
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  5. Stacking Chat Notifications

    This might be more windows UX but it would be nice if the notifications stacked for chats. I am part of an active group chat and I don't want to disable notifications completely but it is also distracting when there are notifications all up the side of my computer!

    29 votes
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  6. Cannot cancel post edit

    After selecting "Edit" on a post you cannot cancel the edit even after quitting the app. (There's no "Cancel" option and "Esc" doesn't do anything.) You have to "Send" the non-edited post, which then shows the post as "Edited" even though it wasn't.

    29 votes
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  7. Split Screens, Multitasking

    It could be interesting to review the user interface to allow slit screens for different part of the application.
    For example, having part of the UI displaying the chat window, another part allowing to go into a "channel discussion" while in the main snippet, looking at a document. Anything that could make multitasking easier.
    A little like you are doing for the video conference (when minimized while working on the app), but more at large for all functionalities.

    28 votes
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  8. Remove recommended users

    I always see the same recommended users, with no way of hitting a x to remove them. One of those users left our company years ago for example.
    Now there's no way to say 'no thanks, I don't want / need to add this user to my list'. It just keeps showing up.

    27 votes
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  9. Move the banner to the top right or allow setting to move it. It covers the text box.

    The notification banner shows in the bottom right. Allow users to select where they want it (top or bottom). It covers up the text box so I cannot see what I am typing when it appears.

    27 votes
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  10. Add a functionality enabling to merge / split Teams Group

    Organizations evolve and teams or projects split or merge. A functionality enabling splitting or merging Teams Group (and thus retrieving easily Files, OneNotes, etc...) would stick to "real life"

    27 votes
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  11. Teams startup in system tray only

    Please create an option for Teams to startup in the system tray only. I can get more people to use it that way! I really like this app so far!

    27 votes
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  12. left justification of conversation feed

    The main conversations view has everything center justified. Makes it hard to read. Slack does a great job of making the core conversation UX compact, readable and scannable.

    27 votes
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  13. Remove the Activity feed

    The Activity feed seems redundant and unnecessary, leading to confusion. Instead, just show an icon on the tab that there is activity on, and give a clear path of icons showing where the notification is.

    26 votes
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  14. support a more "dense" layout

    There is lots of whitespace (at least in the browser app) leading to lots of scrolling. Would be nice if there would be a more compressed layout

    26 votes
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  15. Tabs appearance customization

    Tabs are of great help when it comes to productivity enhancement. We can already change a tabs name, but it would be awesome to be able to further customize them (font color, back color) or, even better, to display small icons matching the corresponding program (PDF, PPT, OneNote, etc.). This way, it would be easier to work with many tabs and have a quick overview of what has been pinned in a given channel. Thanks in advance!

    Simple workaround in the meantime: I personally use special characters in front of the name of the tab. For instance:
    ⎙This doc
    ⎙That…

    26 votes
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  16. Create a separate chat window in Teams

    Instead of having to select the Chat category within teams and using the large teams screen, I would like to have a separate chat window as well as Chat Icon at the bottom toolbar.

    25 votes
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  17. Customizable themes like slack.

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

    25 votes
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  18. 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.

    25 votes
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  19. 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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  20. Short Links - like OneNote links

    Copying links to locations in OneNote and pasting into other places creates a short HTML link in a format "Location (Web View)". Something similar in Teams would be brilliant. Pasting links to places or documents in Teams (even within the Teams environment) results in gargantuan strings like:

    https://teams.microsoft.com/_#/files/abcde?threadId=19%3A5284adh639fm85844c01ad0e633c0e7f272b%40thread.skype&messageId=1507595897215&ctx=channel&context=New%2520Phase%252F01%2520Client%2520Issued%2520Documents%252FCore%2520Dialogue%2520Documents

    25 votes
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