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  1. 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.

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    • 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.

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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...".

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        • 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

          23 votes
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            3 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add an option to collapse the sidebar to get a full page view of the chat window

            Add a way to collapse and expand the user list on the side to focus on one conversation (or any ui settings beyond themes)

            23 votes
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            • URL Previews for all URLs

              It appears only URLs with certain meta tags get previewed in chat. It would be very useful to have all URLs get a preview inline.

              23 votes
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              • 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!

                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.

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                  • 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

                    23 votes
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                    • 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…

                      23 votes
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                      • Improve UI for threaded conversations

                        I think that the threaded conversation view has a fundamental UI problem.

                        At present, the text control at the bottom of the view will start a new conversation, and replying to an existing conversation requires a specific action.

                        We have been trained by pretty much every other chat program in the world that the box at the bottom of the screen is for typing a reply to the current conversation. To change this behavior requires Teams users to un-learn a common behavior and re-learn it just for this program.

                        Users spend most of their time using other programs. Conforming to…

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                          4 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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).

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                          • 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.

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                            • 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.

                              21 votes
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                              • 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.

                                21 votes
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                                • VSTS Build Status Color/Icon Indicator

                                  When displaying VSTS build notifications in the feed it would be nice if the "Build Succeeded/Failed" text would be color coded or had a status icon to go with it, making it easer to see the status at a glance.

                                  21 votes
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                                  • 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.

                                    20 votes
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                                    • Add actual Contact List functionality for chats

                                      The current design/implementation for chats is terrible. Just create a way to create a contact list with the ability to sort people into "groups". Every other chat client does this. If this could be done, it would make Teams a lot more useable. If companies are expected to use Teams as a true collaboration tool, one of the biggest features are chat, which it currently sucks at (when compared to tools like Slack, HipChat, Trillian, etc.).

                                      20 votes
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                                      • select multiple messages

                                        I cannot select multiple messages at the same time. Sometimes I need to copy full conversations and this is impossible to be done from Teams

                                        20 votes
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                                        • Override default TAB behaviour when editing a file

                                          When editing a file, such as an Excel document, the natural behaviour of pressing TAB to advance a cell is instead captured by the parent application, Teams.

                                          As a user this is somewhat unexpected and not useful.

                                          Most people working in the office suite in teams, will expect the TAB key behaviour to be the same.

                                          Small point, big impact for those that wish to use this app regularly :)

                                          20 votes
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