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  1. Help us SEARCH and FIND things in Teams

    We want improvements to search:

    Thanks for all of the great feedback on search. This item has evolved to cover many different suggestions over time, many of which are in the product today. Please see this article for current functionality: https://support.office.com/article/Search-for-messages-in-Teams-4A351520-33F4-42AB-A5EE-5FC0AB88B263.

    We are setting this item to completed, but please feel free to upvote/comment on the items below, as well as create additional ones that are missing:​

    1) Ctrl+F to search within a specific chat or channel: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/31074775

    2) Search content by partial words: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/31907140

    3) Search results should show the full thread: - https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/19594636-search-results-should-show-the-full-thread

    4) Search OneNote: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/31876378

    5) Improve search…

    4,475 votes

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    374 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for all of the great feedback on search. This item has evolved to cover many different suggestions over time, many of which are in the product today.

    We are setting this item to completed, but please feel free to upvote/comment on the items below, as well as create additional ones that are missing:​

    1) Ctrl+F to search within a specific chat or channel: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/31074775

    2) Search content by partial words: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/31907140

    3) Search results should show the full thread: - https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/19594636-search-results-should-show-the-full-thread

    4) Search OneNote: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/31876378

    5) Improve search results: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/30971131

    Please see this article for current functionality: https://support.office.com/article/Search-for-messages-in-Teams-4A351520-33F4-42AB-A5EE-5FC0AB88B263.

    Thank you!

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    138 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Auto scroll down when new messages come in

    It is annoying to have to click on the “New Messages” button or scroll down manually when new messages arrive. The suggestion here is to keep scrolling down to bottom and to provide a button to jump back to last unread message.

    3,961 votes

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    420 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Suphatra responded

    Hi everyone, thanks for the feedback and help on this item. It has been resolved for the majority of users: the screen no longer jumps around while scrolling or jumps to the latest message if you are scrolled up.

    If you have any questions with this feature or find a bug, please email teamsml@microsoft.com with repro steps and user logs. Your feedback is always extremely helpful!

    Thank you for your support of Teams and your patience while we worked on this item. I really appreciate it and wish you a very Happy New Year!

    Suphatra

  4. Teams Meeting organizer can force mute audio for attendees

    Give meeting organizers the ability to force mute audio for all attendees in the meeting options page. Attendees should not be able to un-mute their audio with this option set.

    3,943 votes

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    444 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Disable chat temporarily during meetings

    Please allow meeting organizer to temporarily disable chat during a meeting.
    We often have people so focused on the chat, they don't pay any attention to the actual meeting.
    We'd love to be able to turn off chat at the beginning of the meeting, and then turn it back on at an appropriate point.

    3,903 votes

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    672 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Skype integration (Consumer Federation)

    It would be nice to integrate public Skype (not Skype for Business) into Teams. I am able to chat with Skype for business users within my organization but when working with external clients I still have to go back to public Skype. If I could even just simply chat and call with Skype users as well that would allow me to use Teams as my sole communication platform.

    3,903 votes

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    641 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. File column sort order

    Make column sort order "sticky" so that if I prefer to sort my files by Name instead of Last Accessed, Team will remember my preference within a Team

    3,871 votes

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    631 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are happy to share that the column sort order can now be preserved in the Files Channel tab!

    Please see the below SharePoint documentation for creating and updating custom views of a document library. This is now honored in Microsoft Teams.

    https://support.microsoft.com/office/create-a-custom-view-of-a-document-library-8f6b08e0-a9a0-4232-9b9b-b374a2ad3da7

    https://support.microsoft.com/office/create-change-or-delete-a-view-of-a-list-or-library-27ae65b8-bc5b-4949-b29b-4ee87144a9c9

    Thanks for your feedback!

  8. Add a whiteboard.

    Add a whiteboard to share.

    3,559 votes

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    136 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Load picture as background instead of blur background in Teams video chat

    How about loading a picture as a defined background instead of just blur the background during a Teams video chat?

    So, for example, I could load an all black picture as the default background to keep the focus on me.

    3,308 votes

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    325 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are happy to announce that we have released user initiated custom video background images. For more details, please see the link below.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/change-your-background-for-a-teams-meeting-f77a2381-443a-499d-825e-509a140f4780

    Details on Meeting policy controls for background settings can be found here:
    https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/meeting-policies-in-teams#meeting-policy-settings---video-filters-mode

  10. 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.

    3,171 votes

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    349 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Use same date and time format as in my computer's settings

    Many people like to use English as their display language, but get confused with the US date format: 11/06 is October 6 in the US, but June 11 in many other countries. Why not display the date according to the setting in Windows?

    Same goes for time, of course, where many use 24 hour format instead of am and pm.

    3,144 votes

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    323 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Code snippets

    I would like code snippets with highlighting based on code language. And for snippets longer than X lines, a "show more" button (like slack)

    3,035 votes

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    130 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Warren responded

    This feature request has been completed and is available to the public. Thank you for the suggestion and feedback!
    -Warren

  13. Increase duration for desktop notifications

    The channel/team on which the notification has been made should stay more/better/longer visible so that you won't miss one.

    3,014 votes

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    299 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    With the rollout of support for native Windows 10 OS native notifications, you are able to increase banner duration from 5 seconds all the way to 5 minutes. To learn more, please visit https://support.microsoft.com/office/change-your-notifications-style-in-teams-0da93820-93d0-4da3-86b6-fc28d19908e3 and https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/make-windows-easier-to-hear-9c18cfdc-63be-2d47-0f4f-5b00facfd2e1.

    Native Mac notifications are in the process of rolling out, and once you have that build, you can also do the same for Mac notifications. (see https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/17679433-persistent-notification)

  14. Share system audio during meetings

    During meetings we need to be able to share an online video with team members. Videos could be in Stream or Youtube or Vimeo or others. And this includes sharing the video sound. Currently we use normal Teams screen sharing, but all team members on the call can either hear or see, the video/audio are always asynchronous.

    3,005 votes

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  15. Transfer active call between devices

    Transfer an active call in Teams from my phone to my desktop and back. This for comming back at the office or leaving the office.

    2,490 votes

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  16. Allow use of existing OneNotes/documents for channels

    My team has a pre-existing OneNote. It would be really helpful to be able to create a tab that uses this, rather than being forced to start with a blank notebook.

    2,374 votes

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    118 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Warren responded

    Great news!
    Starting today, there’s an updated OneNote option in the Tab Gallery that allows you to create a new notebook for your tab, point to an existing notebook, or link to a particular OneNote section or page.

    This update is not yet available for EDU customers, but we’ll continue to update this new OneNote experience to make it easier to bring your important content into Teams!

    The release notes can be found at: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Release-notes-for-Microsoft-Teams-d7092a6d-c896-424c-b362-a472d5f105de

  17. Polls and Forms in Meetings

    There have been several members on the Tech Community who have asked to have forms and polls in meetings. Currently can have notes, whiteboard, files etc. Snap polls were a part of SfB but having Microsoft Forms and Polls (whether via Polly or a native app) would be an improvement and a much more interactive meeting! Best, Chris

    2,208 votes

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  18. Turn off message preview in notification toast

    Currently, when I receive a message, a preview of this message is displayed in the notification toast. As we will be using Teams at work, it would be great for privacy if I had the option to turn off these previews, so the notification toast will just say "New Message from XY"

    2,087 votes

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    262 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    To provide you with even more privacy, Teams now lets you turn off message previews in your desktop notifications. Message previews are on by default. To turn them off, go to your profile picture, select Settings > Notifications > Show message preview. From here, switch the toggle to off.

  19. Voicemail on busy

    When someone calls me, either internally or externally, and I'm on another call, the default behavior should send the call to voicemail after popping a notification and perhaps a subtle ring. This business of ringing more than once when I'm on a call is not helpful.

    2,035 votes

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    254 comments  ·  Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Admins can now set Busy Options to the value “unanswered.” When this option is chosen by the Teams Admin, calls will be routed according to users unanswered call choices in the Teams Settings | Calls menu. A user can opt to have incoming callers to leavethem a voicemail when they are already on a call.

    For more on the Admin settings for this feature, please visit https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/teams-calling-policy#busy-on-busy-is-available-while-in-a-call.

    For more on user settings, please visit https://support.microsoft.com/office/manage-your-call-settings-in-teams-456cb611-3477-496f-b31a-6ab752a7595f.

  20. Introduce Freedesktop dbus notifications for Linux

    Teams currently uses a custom notification which can't be controlled, and it breaks in tiling window managers such as Sway or i3. (Steals focus and position is always on the middle of the screen.)

    Referred from

    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Teams-Developer/Teams-for-Linux-does-not-use-Freedesktop-dbus-notifications/m-p/1070215

    2,032 votes

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    23 comments  ·  Linux  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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