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  1. 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 →
  2. 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 →
  3. 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!

  4. Add a whiteboard.

    Add a whiteboard to share.

    3,559 votes

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    136 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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

  6. 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 →
  7. 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

  8. 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.

    2,492 votes

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    195 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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

  10. 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

    2,209 votes

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    190 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. 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.

  12. 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 →
  13. Notifications for all messages in a channel

    There is no clear way how to enable all notifications in channels. I have channel where I am interested in all messages.

    1,957 votes

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    252 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Suphatra responded

    I hope this brightens your Friday — your feature request is here! Our hardworking engineers have been working on this for weeks and we’re happy to report it released yesterday.

    To set notifications for all messages in a channel, just click the little ellipses next to the channel name and choose “Follow this channel.”

    If this made your Friday, please tweet to us! You can send the tweet to me (@skprufo) or just include the #MicrosoftTeams hashtag, and I’ll make sure it gets to our dev team.

    THANK YOU for making Teams better and better with your awesome feedback. You guys are the best.

    Sincerely,
    Suphatra
    Microsoft Teams

  14. "No One" choice in the lobby.

    Please add the "No one" choice to the Meeting Options section, aka. The Lobby.

    1,942 votes

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    274 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Using Teams Offline

    MULTIPLE USERS reporting offline needs:


    Generally want to use Teams offline:

    If I am offline it would be great to browse through Teams and Channels in case I have to lookup some informations.

    Also viewing the latest notes in "Notes" on teams would be great.

    It would be enough to have "Read only" - for the moment my Teams app does not even open when I am offline

    Compared on my mobile - I can read all posts while I am offline.


    Edit while offline:

    just been using teams wiki to take and share notes in a meeting. when the…

    1,939 votes

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    143 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for our continued feedback. You can now use Teams in Offline mode, which means users can browse their recent chats and channels as well as those they have pinned. Users can also compose messages for sending later as well.

  16. Be able to choose different device for ringing

    When I don't have my headset on I cannot hear when somebody calls.
    Should have an option to ring on a different device e.g. Skype 7.41.x. See attached.

    1,890 votes

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    360 comments  ·  Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Team Templates

    A team template!! Much like sharepoint document site or site templates that contain a specific layout and set of documents this would be amazing for a team template. We could deploy a team for each project we had that had a preset assignment of planner tasks and documents attached to it and a preset of channels that goes with that team. Could really make a big difference in the way we deploy and use teams.

    1,808 votes

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    99 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Drag and Drop attachments

    It really slows us down to have to click Attachment and browse the finder to find an image. Would prefer drag and drop.

    1,781 votes

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    52 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Suphatra responded

    This item is still completed, HOWEVER many of you have reported a new issue: drag/drop does not work when you are taking a file directly from email (i.e. Outlook) and trying to drop it into Teams. I experience the same problem every day, too!

    If you’d like this function, please add your votes to this UserVoice item for that specific drag/drop ask: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/16927345

    Thanks and hope you’re having a great day.

    Sincerely,
    Suphatra

  19. Lock the Video Spotlight

    In Skype for Business hosted meetings, there is a feature called "Lock the Video Spotlight" that allows you to choose a video feed that's displayed to all participants. This feature does not appear to be in the Teams client today, and it doesn't appear on the Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams Capabilities Roadmap.

    In some Teams meetings I want all my participants to just view one presenters video stream and not have the 4 participant split view. We need a way for the Teams meeting host to force their video to be prominent from the participants view.

    https://aka.ms/skype2teamsroadmap

    1,720 votes

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  20. Ability to Mute a Conversation Thread

    Please allow the ability for individual users to mute replies to a thread they have participated in. Allow this to be a toggle located under the three dot menu or an additional hover button.

    1,655 votes

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

    Muting of conversation threads is available to the public. Just like muting a chat, turning off notifications to a channel conversation will stop you from receiving updates for that specific conversation.

    To turn off notifications for specific conversations

    • Go to the beginning of a conversation in a channel
    • Go to the top right corner of the original message in the conversation thread and select More options … > Turn off notifications.
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