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  1. Virtual background support for Linux

    Please add support for using a virtual background on Linux.

    Suggested initial level of support:
    * Support using a green/blue screen to determine where to replace the background (i.e., simple overlay).
    * Support using a user provided PNG or JPEG image for the virtual background.

    Future level of support:
    * Support blur or replace of the background without needing a green/blue screen (this would understandably require either a GPU for acceleration or a very high performance CPU).
    * Support using a MPEG or OGG video for the virtual background.

    Using V4L2 hardware acceleration (when available) would be preferred to doing…

    836 votes

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    42 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Include notifications based on keywords.

    We need to get notifications based on keywords. For example: I am a subject matter expert for SAP and I like to know when SAP is typed into a channel so I can offer assistance.

    739 votes

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    72 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 729 votes

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    74 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Guests should be able to send files in private chats

    Guest can send files/images inside channels but not inside private chats. Without that feature the communication with external developers or testers is almost not possible or had to be done inside a channel, which would disturb other team members.

    727 votes

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    68 comments  ·  Guest Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Resizing Issues!

    We would like to see better resizing across the app.

    For example:

    Resizing chat windows
    Resizing channel width
    Resizable Teams menu
    Logo resizing
    Make columns resizable in Files tab
    Desktop app resizing to be mobile responsive
    Use 100% of resizable width
    Automatic resizing of PDFs
    Ability to resize the pane where search and favorites are show

    713 votes

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    86 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  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.

    698 votes

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    140 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    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. Custom Team Member Roles

    Currently for any given team, there are only two options: member or owner.

    This only allows for two tiers of permissions. It would be great if there was the ability to either add custom roles to add more granularity for adding/removing permissions for different tiers of teammates.

    692 votes

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    70 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your continued feedback. The feature team is currently reviewing this ask and investigating how best to accomplish this. Please continue to provide your comments and votes. We will post an update as soon as one is available.

  8. Tagging in private channels

    Tags are finally out!

    But it works only for public channels in a Team. It would be great to have the same functionality for private channels.

    Use case:
    We are providing a DMS support for our organizational units in MS Teams.
    Each organizational unit has its own private channel where the support team and the organizational unit users are finding place. Private channels are used to avoid data leak. For the users it's difficult to mentrion all the people from the support team using @.

    So it would be greate to have the same functionallity for tags as public channels…

    686 votes

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    75 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. View more participants in Linux

    View more pariticipants in Linux
    Only four atm

    684 votes

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    34 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Microsoft Teams download banner / popup needs to be removed

    When a user in the Office 365 environment wants to use the web version http://teams.microsoft.com, a popup message is visible at the upper area with a prompt to install the client version:
    “Want an even faster, more collaborative experience? Download the desktop app.” By several given security compliance requirements in big IT environments, the users shouldn’t be able to install any additional software at their PCs. This popup is confusing the web-only Teams user and also it makes the software deployment team nervous.

    630 votes

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    under review  ·  92 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. rearrange channel tabs

    Is it possible to rearrange tabs under a channel?

    628 votes

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    221 comments  ·  Tabs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Support for Landscape mode in iOS/Android app

    Landscape support for iOS would be a real differentiation point to Slack. Slack lacks support for years now. Users of plus size devices would love to read and type to a channel. If you use a Plus size device in landscape and switch to Teams it is quiet annoying that the orientation switches to Portrait as well.

    617 votes

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    108 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Add better support for full room cameras

    We use this camera in our conference room: https://www.owllabs.com/. It is designed to show a 360 degree view and also focus on the speaker(s). When Teams does its own resizing of the video, it often cuts off portions of the view from this camera. It would be nice to force teams to always show the full perspective from this camera (even if it is resized smaller). It would also be nice to set this as a "primary" camera in the meeting, so that it is not resized smaller.

    607 votes

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    under review  ·  58 comments  ·  Room Systems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Templates for Planner

    Would be good if we could have predefined templates for planner that we can then use for repetitive tasks eg onboarding a new starter.

    This is a feature we had in Asana and have lost since moving to teams

    594 votes

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    under review  ·  36 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Editable Teams and Channels header

    Proposed solution:

    I have experience of using MatterMost (an on-premises Slack clone) and one of the features I really like is that each channel has an editable header. That header can contain markdown.

    My team is a dev team and we use the channel header to display badges for our Continuous Integration (CI) builds. I'd really like to be able to do the same in Teams.


    Problem right now, as described by one user:

    I need the team description more easily visible. Right now I have to click on Edit to be able to see the description of the Team.…

    585 votes

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    59 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Warren responded

    This feature request is still be reviewed by the feature team. No additional details are available at this time.

    -Warren

  16. Copy conversation link in a private channel

    I'd like to be able to copy a conversation link in a private channel, like you can for a public channel. This presently doesn't exist. I would imagine the link would appear as a dead link (not authorized), to anyone not in the private channel.

    576 votes

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    51 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Make quiet hours block incoming calls

    Please, add an option for the Quiet hours to block all phone calls in Teams. Why are there Quiet hours, if it still rings?

    Or enable the Busy Status to be time-bound, which should do the same job.

    573 votes

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    74 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Provide audit trail for Planner task edits

    Changes can be made to the characteristics of a task, e.g., description or due date, without any audit trail. It would be extremely helpful to know which user made changes and when.

    541 votes

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    under review  ·  42 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Allow moving a tab between channels

    Allow moving any tab, besides files and conversation, between channels in a group. On top of being able to dragging tabs to rearrange them in a channel, allow us to drag the tab to a different channel altogether. If any conversation topics at about items in that tab, it would be nice to have those seamlessly migrate to the new channel as well.

    For bonus points: Allow moving a tab between groups, in the event a group needs to be 'discontinued' without losing the data.

    533 votes

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    55 comments  ·  Tabs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Mulitple timezones in Meetings Tab

    My team is in multiple timezone. Therefore it would be great if I could see another timezone next to mine in the Meetings Tab, just like I can in Outlook.

    528 votes

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