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  1. Merge threads from within a channel

    We need to ability to merge threads that become disjoint back into a single thread. This includes similar threads that are separated by some gap in time as well as merge separate threads that get started on common topics.

    257 votes
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  2. Merge last message with existing reply thread

    Often I find that I inadvertently start a new thread instead of replying to an existing thread. I blame this in part on the UI design and would like to see that fixed.

    However, for this feature I'd just like an easy way to fix it after the fact. Currently I can copy the message I just typed, pasted it into the original thread and then delete it if I'm fast enough and copy/paste wants to cooperate. I'd like a feature to do the same thing but automatically. I'd like an option on the reply line context menu for…

    96 votes
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  3. Drag chat messages to merge them into one reply thread

    Since a lot of people type messages in quick succession, it'd be helpful to have the ability to drag and merge them together into individual "reply threads".

    473 votes
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    declined  ·  Suphatra responded

    Thanks everyone for the clarifications to this request. Upon further technical review, we have decided to decline this request at this time.

    Please continue to contribute your ideas — they push us to innovate, problem solve, and really understand your needs.

    Thank you!
    Suphatra

  4. Merge Group Chat Thread with Meeting Thread When Meeting is Created in that Group Chat

    When you create a meeting from a group chat, a new chat thread starts just for that meeting. It would be beneficial if this could operate like a channel and retain the files, chat thread, and notes between the group meeting and the group chat.

    18 votes
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  5. Would like to be able able to merge a thread in a chat to another thread

    We use Teams chats threads to discuss different topics which need to be segregated. We often have a lot of participants in Teams chats and they sometimes start a new conversation instead of replying to an existing one. It would be great to be able to have a menu item to merge that conversation back into the proper thread, with an option to insert it according to the time it was created (instead of just appending at the end)

    10 votes
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  6. Add option to have non-threaded channels

    I'd like the capability when I add a new channel to make it non-threaded. Threaded conversations are great for some channel topics, but other more casual channels get too cluttered with multiple threads. I'd prefer to have the flexibility to decide which format I want when I create the channel.

    632 votes
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    under review  ·  Warren responded

    This request is still being considered by the feature team but a final decision has not yet been made. I’m still awaiting more details.

    -Warren

  7. Too many people start a new thread instead of replying to a thread

    Too many people start a new thread instead of replying to a thread. There are many ways to solve this, but this needs to be improved.


    1. Merge new comment into an existing thread.
      This is probably the easiest fix. And each time you move someone's new message to a thread reply you teach them to do it better next time! So this solves both problems.


    2. Modify UI design to make it slightly more difficult to start a new thread vs reply to an existing one.


    3. Any other creative idea.


    Bottom line, look how many requests are solutions to…

    30 votes
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  8. Merge threads in channel and make layer of channel

    Merge thread in channel and make layer of channels.

    We are doing many things on Teams.
    But at present function of Teams, we have to make a lot of channels and threads.
    It makes us complicating.
    If it be able to make layers of cahannels and merge threads in channels.
    Then, we can work functionaly and easy to find our objects.
    Please develop the mechanism.

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