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  1. Add option to make emoticons smaller or be turned off

    Would like the ability to turn off all emoticons. Every chat application I've ever used (Skype, Lync, Slack, Hipchat) allow this option. Or/and make the emoticons smaller.

    It would also be nice to have the option to minimize an emoji or resize an emoji within the chat feed once a user has posted it. Currently ‘edit’ or ‘delete’ is available per message, possiblly if ‘minimize’ or ‘collapse’ option would make this possible? This would enable the viewer of the feed to create their own visual experience/not have to look at emoji if they don’t want to.

    470 votes
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      61 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      The ability to turn off emojis is still being worked upon.

      Also, there is work to create a compact mode which will also help reduce white space… which in turn will impact some of the complaints are far as wasted space from the emojis as well, that have been voiced in the comments.

      Stay tuned for more details.
      -Warren

    • IMPROVED Markdown Support

      IMPROVE actual markdown:

      Disable auto-formatting of markdown
      *italic* not *bold* or _italic_
      Make it the SAME as GITHUB
      https://guides.github.com/features/mastering-markdown/
      which is closer to DaringFireball
      http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/

      IMPROVE for mobile:
      Please add markdown support for Android client.

      IMPROVE for other languages:
      Currently the code formatting doesn't work for german keyboard users due to the system expecting another character after the `
      Due to that, Teams does not recognize the ` and interprets it as any other character.
      I think that needs to change.

      455 votes
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        63 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        We’re fixing bugs identified in the comments, and other user reports we’ve received around markdown, but we’ve decided we’re not going to fundamentally change our markdown support.

        This is the first time we’ve declined a request, and it didn’t come easily. We weighed this against other important features we’re working on to deliver and we had to make some tough choices.

        Really appreciate your understanding on this, and please feel free to ping me if you have any questions, complaints, or need to rant.

        Suphatra

      • Embed Media

        If you paste a link it should embed the media right in the chat (Gif, mp4, youtube, Vimeo, Soundcloud etc.)

        449 votes
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          57 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Multiple Screen Sharing Option

          Allow multiple people to share their screen at one time, similar to how hangout does it.

          434 votes
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            10 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Block change picture

            In Skype for Business we were able to prevent users from uploading pictures for their avatar. This was done from a PowerShell script that modified the OWA policy. We should have the same option with Teams. Hopefully in UI instead of PS.

            433 votes
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              81 comments  ·  Admin Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Make "Follow this channel" the default setting.

              Usual Microsoft lack of UI intuition.
              Channels should be followed by default with the user unfollowing it if they wish.

              432 votes
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                59 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Integration for Microsoft Project

                Enable integration with Microsoft Project to see a project timeline, work breakdown, schedule, and dependencies. Additionally, teams could provide notifications to members about dates in the project.

                426 votes
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                • Connect with "Groups" conversation in Outlook

                  I was surprised that conversations within Teams doesn't show up inside the conversation thread in Outlook Groups. Please consider at least connecting the "General" channel with the Outlook Conversation.

                  421 votes
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                    53 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Thanks for the feedback.

                    We are considering a number of ways to better integrate experiences across Teams, Outlook, and other apps. However, we don’t have any specifics to share on this request.

                    -Warren

                  • Add the ability to " Quick Print " a file without having to download or open in sharepoint

                    I want to have the ability to print a file without having to download it or opening Sharepoint. A "Quick Print" option would be 100% great

                    407 votes
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                      76 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      The feature team is still digging into the details of this item. I don’t have an update yet, but all your feedback and votes are shared with the feature team every month.
                      I’ll keep pushing this item and hope to have more details soon.
                      -Warren

                    • Make it possible to remove and/or rename the default tabs (files & notes)

                      It would be really great if we would be able to remove / rename the default tabs. A lot of times files / notes are too generic names for the tabs, so renaming would be really helpful then. :-)

                      393 votes
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                        63 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Webhook needs to support forced notification a la "@channel", "@team", "@person"

                        Webhooks should have a property to force notification a la "@channel", "@team", "@person". I have been using Slack webhooks for notifications out of our monitoring platform and can use "@" tags to make sure that the correct channels get the data and if the condition is severe, notify "@channel".

                        388 votes
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                          50 comments  ·  Developer Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Would like the ability to create a reminder or task from a message

                          In Slack there is an ability to click message options and set a reminder to take action on that message at some later date, e.g., remind me about this tomorrow or in 1 hour, etc. I think they use their "slackbot /" commands to create this reminder. In Teams, it would be nice to have this ability or to create a task to take action on a message at some later time. Thanks!

                          378 votes
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                            41 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            I really like the suggestion of creating an alarm on a message, so you come back to it. I’ve passed this on to our engineering team.

                            Meanwhile, here’s another feature you can utilize for the same purpose — use our “bookmark” button, which is in the upper right corner of every message. This will save that message or thread directly to your profile. To access your saved messages, just click your face in the upper left corner of the product. You’ll see a tab in the left rail that says “Saved.” This is like a list of little reminders.

                            Hope that helps! :-)

                            Suphatra
                            Microsoft Teams

                          • Merge/consolidate channels

                            We changed the mind about the way we used some channels. We decided that some of the channels need to be merged. It would be nice to be able to do this without using history. We want history to be merged.

                            366 votes
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                              37 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Proofing tools (spell check, theasaurus, autocorrect)

                              One of the defining features of office down the years has been the proofing tools (i.e. Spell checker, theasaurus, autocorrect, grammar checker). I would love to see these come to Teams.

                              The way I envisage this working is as I'm typing a message the famous red/blue/green squigglies that we've all become familiar with should show up.

                              Most of all I'd like autocorrect (i.e. a spelling correction that I've used previously automatically gets applied as I type). Stretch goal for this, have a single set of autocorrects that work across all of Office 365, including the client apps.

                              Some people might…

                              366 votes
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                                41 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Hi everyone, the engineer working on this item has left the company and we’re working on replacing him. I wanted to give you that heads up because the work has paused, which extends our shipping date.

                                I really appreciate your patience as we work to get this back to actively worked on.

                                Suphatra

                              • Allow the central administration of Teams

                                Currently an Admin cannot use the Admin app to centrally administer Groups, Planners and Teams. This creates a number of risks for an organisation: 1) unable to manage ownership; 2) unable to manage storage; 3) unable to manage information life cycles. Just to name a few. From a security and compliance point of view a central admin function is highly recommended.

                                361 votes
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                                  38 comments  ·  Admin Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Hey everyone — Suphatra’s back! And I’m on the case with this item.

                                  I talked to engineering and I think they don’t understand this request. The requests says “Admin App” — do you mean Admin Center? The O365 portal?

                                  Also, what exactly do you envision for central administration — for example — what can you do now, can’t do, and would like to do with this new feature.

                                  Your feedback will help me get the team to put more resources into this. Thank you!

                                  Suphatra

                                • 352 votes
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                                    33 comments  ·  Bots  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Team Opt Out - (Assign members to channels, not automatically)

                                    I might have a team called IT and channels of IT projects. So assigning members to channels would be great, since it's not the same for each project (channels).

                                    Primary ask is to be able to set a Team to "Opt Out" and therefore not automatically join team members to every channel under that specific Team.

                                    Users would have the ability to invite others users to channels. (Or as an Admin, add people to channels as needed.)

                                    349 votes
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                                      91 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      This request has been declined by the feature team.

                                      Private channels may help with items such as this request once they are released. The Private channel topic is tracked at http://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/16911079

                                      Please note the handling of “Guest Accounts” is a separate ask and can be found at: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/16911109-guest-access

                                      The request about “Guest Access at the Channel” level is being tracked by this request: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/31374577-guest-access-should-be-implemented-at-the-channel

                                      Thank you all for the feedback.
                                      -Warren

                                    • @Tag without selection

                                      Current when @Tagging someone you have to type @PartOfTheirName then wait for the dialog to pop up, then hit tab or enter click the desired name (Person, Channel, Team). If you fail to use the dialog the @Tag fails to work even if you match the name perfectly.

                                      What we'd like to see is typing @Name or @ChannelName or @TeamName just works even without using the dialog.

                                      345 votes
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                                        8 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Drag chat messages to merge them into one reply thread

                                        Since a lot of people type messages in quick succession, it'd be helpful to have the ability to drag and merge them together into individual "reply threads".

                                        345 votes
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                                          72 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Thanks everyone for the clarifications to this request. Upon further technical review, we have decided to decline this request at this time.

                                          Please continue to contribute your ideas — they push us to innovate, problem solve, and really understand your needs.

                                          Thank you!
                                          Suphatra

                                        • Gantt view for Planner Tasks

                                          When using The planner tasks TAB, we would to have the possibility to have a gantt view of our planificated tasks

                                          342 votes
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                                            26 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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