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  1. Joining a Team

    CHANGE PROMPT:
    Change "Add team" to "Add or join a team": I avoided this button because I thought it would always create a new team. It wasn’t evident to me that I could browse for existing teams there too.

    PREVIEW A TEAM:
    Provide the ability to preview a Team without immediately joining, to see what the reason for the Team is and what Channels exist. It’s a little cumbersome to have to join, realize the Team isn’t what you thought it was, and leave.

    TEAMS DISCOVERABILITY
    Presently you have to know the name of a team to be able to…

    1,130 votes
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      102 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Display 'user is typing' indication also in Teams Channel

      While there's an indication of the user that's actively typing in the Chat area, I'd like to have this in the Teams area as well

      958 votes
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        declined  ·  24 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Reporting Capabilities

        We are after reporting capabilities to capture granular detail on activity within Teams.

        We would like to have data capturing:
        1. Number of users enabled
        2. Number of daily active unique users
        3. Breakdown of devices uniquely used
        4. Number of teams created
        5. Number of teams deleted
        6. How many instant messages sent overall in the Chat
        7. How many calls made in Teams
        8. Number of files shared in channels
        9. How many combined ‘likes’ have been made over a period of time

        940 votes
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          98 comments  ·  Admin Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thank you so much for your support of the product. This request was particularly helpful and we appreciate your engagement in the surveys, comments and forum to help us design this feature. Please continue to submit ideas!

          For this item, we’re making great progress. It has now entered TAP validation with a small group of tenants. Will let you know how that goes!

          -Suphatra

        • Delete Private Chat threads

          This request is for the ability to completely delete a private chat thread. (Not hide/archive.)

          Again, this was pulled out into its own topic because it is still under review and no decision has been made.

          To recap what has already been completed from the other topic:

          1. Delete your own messages anywhere in Teams.
          2. Team Owners can choose if users can edit/delete in their tenant as well as choose if admins have the power to delete any message posted in public channels.
          3. The ability to hide your private chat threads (these are not the chat threads in…

          935 votes
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            120 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Rename General channel

            Make it so we can change the name of the General Channel.

            919 votes
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              156 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • More than 20 participants in a chat

              We would like to use group chats for conversations that are not team/work related. However, the 20 participant limit keeps us from using the feature to it's full extent. Please increase the participant limit for group chats from 20 to 100.

              914 votes
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                168 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                This is shipping this winter! I’m trying to get an exact count of how much more than 20 you’ll get, so stay tuned.

                Please continue to provide us this great feedback and great ideas. We really appreciate your support for the product and are listening every day!

                Sincerely,
                Suphatra

              • Sound is too low and other sound problems

                VOLUME:

                The sound is too low!! Most people don't think it's even on. Let us customize the sound level, please.

                CUSTOMIZE SOUNDS:

                Right now sounds are all or nothing. This is not good. For example, you may want to have sound for Calls but not for chat or messages. There is a difference when you need to hear that someone is calling you – versus getting the constant bing/bing/bing on message chat.
                In addition – on commercial skype you could actually set sound notification channel or chat by channel or chat. Some things you want the bing – others it…

                864 votes
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                  177 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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.

                  864 votes
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                    96 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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.

                    854 votes
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                      68 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Guest access should be implemented at the Channel level

                      Once I enabled guest access on the tenant I can enable guest access to a team, but I can't give guest access to a single channel. There should be a way to do this as I will now need to create a guest team and an internal team when I share teams with customers.

                      835 votes
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                        48 comments  ·  Guest Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Notifications are easily missed

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

                        815 votes
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                          85 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          This feature request is still being reviewed. The team is working hard to make numerous changes with regards to notifications, but they haven’t forgotten about this item.

                          I hope to have more details soon.
                          -Warren

                        • left navigation: make it collapsible

                          make the left-hand navigation collapsible

                          788 votes
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                            declined  ·  95 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Nested Teams and subchannels

                            Could it be possible to create teams within teams. For example, we have a Development Team at our company which consists of two sub-teams, tech support team and project team.

                            I’d love to be able to have a “home” top-level channel for my project team, and then have sub-channels for each project that we are working on.

                            785 votes
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                              98 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              This request has been reviewed and declined by the feature team.

                              You can continue to up vote this topic as well as leave comments. Depending on the ongoing feedback, there is always a chance a topic will be revisited based on user demand.

                              -Warren

                            • Let us make the font size bigger (Zooming)

                              Make a way to make the font size in the application bigger.

                              772 votes
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                                The zoom feature has released to the public ring. Using CRTL + or CTRL – zoom in and out on a Windows PC.

                                I need to correct the information I provided last month about MAC. It appears the MAC version is still in testing and hasn’t yet gone out to the public. It is “In Testing” but will be coming to the public soon!

                                The item tracking this specific update can be found at: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/admin/v3/suggestions/16933183/activity

                                There now is a UI element that tells you your current zoom level and a Setting within the UI to preset your zoom preference.

                                Since the zoom feature could very well cover the vast majority of user needs, based on the majority of comments and feedback, I will flag this item as Partially Done.

                                Thank you for all the feedback and support!
                                -Warren

                              • Follow and unfollow conversation thread

                                Hi,

                                This idea is not new. Currently we have a lot of unnecessary notifications and i believe we need flexible options to either get rid of them or setup banner/alert. And we already got "Follow channel" option in the latest update:
                                https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/16925461-allow-different-notifications-options-on-teams-and

                                I think we should go forward and improve conversation/thread notifications.It's very annoying when you replied to the conversation and then it becomes spamming. You have no option to unfollow this conversation and keep receiving notifications. From the other hand, there are conversations where you either not mentioned directly by @ tag or not replied yet but want to…

                                759 votes
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                                  40 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow removal of people from Group Chats

                                  Once a person is added to a group chat. You cannot remove them. You must create a new chat and lose all the history.

                                  751 votes
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                                    96 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Federation

                                    Hi everyone -- I'm splitting this feature out from the "Guest Access" feature request so that you can weigh in on this specific issue and provide feedback for it here. Please write in the comments what you would like to see with Federation and I will incorporate it into this description. -Suphatra

                                    FEDERATION REQUESTS:

                                    #1 -- When our team have a live call meeting we can not add people to the call that doesn't belong to the team, even if they are from the same company. Additionally can we brought client which will be federated.

                                    #2 -- Need to be…

                                    743 votes
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                                      35 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Have the download function of files allow you to select the destination

                                      Currently files are downloaded only to the DOWNLOAD folder. Allow a save as function / select download location.

                                      701 votes
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                                        84 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        This feature request is now actively being worked upon. As we move through the development process, I will post an new updates to this topic.

                                        Please keep the votes and feedback coming in. Your feedback is shared with the feature team every month.

                                        -Warren

                                      • Backup, export, printing, archive options

                                        Can Teams chat and activities data be exported, printed, archived, and backed up/restored? Within Sharepoint or elsewhere? This could be necessary for a few reasons both during projects and for historical records.

                                        700 votes
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                                          96 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Incorrect status in teams

                                          We have noticed that our Teams statuses are consistently incorrect. Even when some team members are active in Teams they are shown as "away" or "offline". For example, although I can see that my status is "active", my colleagues see my status as "offline".

                                          Can you please fix this bug?

                                          690 votes
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                                            206 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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