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  1. 2,032 votes
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      267 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add a whiteboard.

      Add a whiteboard to share.

      1,933 votes
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        This feature request is still being actively worked upon. Good progress is being made, but I cannot share any additional details at this time.

        While we work on our Whiteboard you can also try the third party whiteboard app Freehand by Invision that can be found by clicking the Store icon from within Teams and go to the app gallery.

        Thank you for all the feedback and suggestions.
        -Warren

      • allow any emoji as a reaction, not just thumbs up

        Slack has this: get.slack.help/hc/en-us/articles/206870317-..

        1,904 votes
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          106 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Hide the reply button under every message

          The "reply" button is WAY too large under each message. I recommend either making the button just a smaller icon and off to the side of a message, or only showing it on hover.

          1,901 votes
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            188 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Hate to be the bearer of bad news. This item has been declined. There will be no work to hide or remove the reply button.

            As many people have commented, a big ask is to help improve how people distinguish between giving a reply and starting a new message.
            For that the focus will be on this item. “Better visual delineation between `Reply` and `Start a new conversation`”
            http://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/19224826

          • Fulltextsearch for Wiki

            It seems like the wiki content is not searchable with the global search

            A wiki you cannot search for entries is useless...

            1,896 votes
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              220 comments  ·  Wiki  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Read Only channel

              Would like to create a Public/announcements Read Only channel so that only specified members can post. This allows for authorized personnel to make company announcements, but not everyone can post.

              (The request for a Public Announcement channel is complete, since the General channel can be controlled by admins and set to read only)

              1,785 votes
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                48 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Due to a priority shift this request has slipped to the backlog. I hate to bring bad news. I will continue to provide the feature team your feedback and votes.
                Hopefully this will move back up in the queue soon.

                -Warren

              • Rename of Team Channel doesn't rename associated Sharepoint files Folder

                When renaming a Team Channel, the associated Sharepoint folder continues with it's previous name. This could lead to confusion.

                1,738 votes
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                  109 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • slash commands are a must-have

                  Slash commands for just about every type of function are a must have. They are familiar and easy to use without having to touch your mouse, they are UI-agnostic. Admittedly not terribly discoverable – but the UI is even worse, as their is no real option for auto-completion of UI elements, now is there?

                  1,633 votes
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                    55 comments  ·  PowerBar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Integrate with Windows 10 notification center

                    Use Windows 10 notification center for notifications

                    1,590 votes
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                      40 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Integrate tasks in planner with Outlook Tasks & Calendar

                      Every time you create a task in planner via Microsoft Teams and assign it to someone in your organisation/team it would be nice to see that task in outlook as well. I want to know and to be alerted that I have a task assigned to me without having to lon on to Microsoft Teams.
                      It would be great to have a place to see how many tasks have been created in a team/channel and the status of each one.

                      1,530 votes
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                        91 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Help us SEARCH and FIND things in Teams

                        We want improvements to search:

                        CTRL+F SHORTCUT
                        I wanto to find messages inside a chat or channel with CTRL+F.
                        It’ll allow me to quick search messages in a specific conversation.

                        PARITY TO SKYPE SEARCH
                        Like in Skype chat, we need to be able to search text strings from conversations

                        IMPROVE SEARCH RESULTS VIEW
                        I feel as though the conversation view looks a bit cluttered as is, and conversation threads are not as readily identifiable as I had hoped they would be. Some suggestions are: Add the ability to include a Topic Header for a conversation so that you can easily…

                        1,516 votes
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                          117 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          This feature request has moved to the planning stage. There have also been several small updates that have gone out already, as well.

                          I’ll keep you posted as I hear more about coming updates.

                          -Warren

                        • More status options, custom status, and Out of Office

                          MORE STATUS
                          I like the status options in S4B, and so does my boss. It will be important to my boss before accepting the use of MS Teams widely to have a broader range of statuses. Missing statuses are:
                          * In a meeting
                          * In a conference call
                          * In a call
                          * Presenting
                          * Be right back
                          * Off Work

                          Particularly of importance are "Be right back" and "off work". "Do not disturb" is probably sufficient for "in a meeting", "in a call" and "presenting". But, it sure is nice that S4B auto-detects those three statuses (for the most…

                          1,502 votes
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                            137 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Better visual delineation between `Reply` and `Start a new conversation`

                            It's very confusing to new users that there is a difference between replying to an existing conversation and starting a new one within a channel. This is a visual thing as much as anything else. The 'reply' buttons are not naturally attractive if you just want to start typing a message. There should be a logical gap between the bottom of a conversation and 'start a new conversation'. 'Start a new conversation' needs to be separated visually, as if it's a second order command rather than a first order...reply.

                            1,475 votes
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                              170 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Need read receipts

                              Mobile working, Asynchronous working of teams is a common phenomena. Read receipts let us know if the message has been seen, so we know it can be acted on. Critical when large numbers of the team are mainly mobile workers.

                              1,447 votes
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                                146 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Ability to pin message/files/articles shared within a channel.

                                Guys, please add pinned items for channels. We often pin important articles/messages/files so that the whole team can see it. Very important!

                                1,432 votes
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                                  118 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Use built in notifications for macOS

                                  Notifications built into the OS (which all apps I've seen use other than Outlook and now Teams) are more functional and allow for more user control. Most importantly, they honor Do Not Disturb settings, which is critical.

                                  1,410 votes
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                                    155 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make "Teams" and "Chat" the same Tab

                                    There is no reason that Teams and Chat should be different top level categories in the left navigation. They are the same thing, perform exactly the same function, and making two different items simply confuses the navigation and makes badge notifications and discoverability much more difficult to use.

                                    Please combine Chats into the Teams tab so that you can browse all conversations in one place rather than needing to navigate to different tabs to see different conversations.

                                    Chats and channels perform essentially the same function, which is talk to some people and collaborate. Forcing the user to check two different…

                                    1,405 votes
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                                      188 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Unread message count on Chat, Teams, channels

                                      Right now there is a unread message count badge on the Activity tab icon (I guess you only get that if you have followed any channels?). However I would much rather prefer if the badge was on the Chat and Teams tab icons so I can see where there is activity. Currently collapsed teams are also indicated having activity. Expanded teams should have the same indication.

                                      Furthermore, the unread activity badge on both the Activity and the application icon count unread channels. I would prefer a message count.

                                      1,242 votes
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                                        65 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Importing from Slack, Hipchat, Flowdock, Basecamp, etc.

                                        Hi,
                                        We are using Slack for a long time and now we are thinking to transition to MS Teams. In Slack it is possible to export all channel content's in JSON with links to files uploaded to slack.
                                        It could be very useful to have the ability to import the slack history into MS teams.

                                        1,195 votes
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                                          92 comments  ·  IT Pro  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Notification for Planner Tasks

                                          Planner and Teams just needs a notification - when a task has been created for an assigned user that user should receive a notification - currently we are doing a work around by starting a conversation with a mention of a member name
                                          thanks

                                          1,177 votes
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                                            61 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            The improvements are being addressed by multiple teams.

                                            The Planner team is coming to the tail end of the engineering work for the their piece and the Notifications team is now starting to dig into how to better deepen the notifications support.
                                            But we still have a ways to go.

                                            Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to our goal.

                                            -Warren

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