Public

Hi there, you’ve reached the user feedback site for Microsoft Teams. It’s managed by our Customer Advocacy Team inside Microsoft Teams Engineering led by Karuana Gatimu. Our entire team believes in representing your needs inside our engineering group and we appreciate the time you take to share them with us. Rest assured that a large team of dedicated people read and discuss your feedback!

Here’s how to get your voice heard:
1 — VOTE for existing ideas (this will also subscribe you to the idea’s status updates)
2 — SUBMIT new ideas (Please include only one suggestion per post. Duplicates are merged together.)
3 — RATE the product by clicking the little orange star on this page. This helps us understand our overall standing with users. It will collect your rating every six weeks.
4 — COMMENT in ideas’ threads, which we check regularly

For official product and feature updates we recommend three things:

Stay tuned here: We update our work items monthly
Read our Blog: Official announcements come from our blog at https://aka.ms/TeamsBlog
Review the Roadmap: Our upcoming features can be seen within the Microsoft 365 roadmap site at https://aka.ms/M365Roadmap

The Fine Print:  We have partnered with UserVoice, third-party service and your use of the portal and your submission is subject to the UserVoice Terms of Service & Privacy Policy, including license terms. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos for which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft.  

  • or
  1. Supposedly unread messages when thread is open

    When you are viewing a message thread (i.e. it is open in front of you, even you typing a message to it) new messages coming to it will only be marked as read if you open the channel again. In detail:

    1) Have a message thread open in the app. You can also be typing a new message to it.
    2) Somebody else posts a message to the thread.
    3) The channel is now marked as having unread messages (its name being in bold). This is despite you reading the message (it appeared just where you're typing).
    4) The…

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. In converations, when a specific thread contains a @mention and a reply is added to this thread, those @mentioned before should receive a

    In conversations, when a specific thread contains a @mention and a reply is added to this thread, those '@mentioned' before should receive a notification that there is a reply

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Add Categories for Threads Within Teams

    We use the conversations feature within a channel to create threads for iterative projects. In order to keep from multiplying too many channels, it would be nice to be able to sub categorize groups of threads within a channel.

    This seems like a pretty basic feature that other project management platforms we've used have built in.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Allow user setting for disabling threading.

    Allow a setting at the user preference level to disable threading and view everything in flat chronological order.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Send a thread contents to user who not in team

    In case we want to share the contents in a thread (not all contents in the team) to user who not in the team, we should copy all message in thread.

    Thats not smart way to share the information.

    Could you make thread share function by mail, private message or other way.

    4 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Cross Channel Posts: Replies Appear in All Threads

    The new cross-channel posts are great! However, it would be even better if replies in one thread copied over to the thread in the other channel(s). This way, the conversation remains fluid and everyone always has the same information.

    33 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    4 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Reply a thread in a channel with email (forward email to a thread)

    It would be amazing to be able to reply to a thread in a channel via email, something like forwarding an email to a channel, but to answer a specific post, without creating a new thread.
    This feature could be implemented clicking in the ellipsis on the right side of a post, and add into the contextual menu the "Get email address" option.

    Check the attached picture to clarify what I'm saying.

    25 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Ability to Favourite/Pin a conversation thread

    Channels have multiple active conversations but most people are interested/participate in only few of those. When you switch back from a different channel/chat, its difficult to locate the right conversation thread. If we can favourite/pin threads, it would be of immense help in locating it.

    5 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Add a bot that you can mention in a thread that who gathers the thread and exports/stores it in for example SharePoint

    Add a teams bot that you can mention in a channel conversation thread who gathers the complete thread and exports/stores it in SharePoint or puts it into a downloadable format.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Bots  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Enable / Disable Threads

    We are currently using HipChat for fast paced communication 100+ posts per minute in some channels. we would like the ability to disable comment threading on a per channel basis to allow Teams to be legible at this volume.

    8 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Threaded conversations

    Teams is ok for quick information exhange but it tends to break down into confusing mess when there are more than 10 messages per channel. So the solution would be to have really threaded conversations. This is something that we already had back in 1990's in the newsgroups. So you can clearly see who is answering to what topic and each conversation can have multiple clear branches. Each conversation also would have a subject so that you can easily spot the topic you want to check. Obviously by default the threads would be minimized and you could open…

    52 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    19 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    we have this!  ·  Suphatra responded

    Teams is already threaded! Just make sure to use the “Reply” button instead of the bottom compose bar when responding to someone’s previous post. That will thread the conversation.

  12. Ability to reply to a specific message in a chat thread

    I would like the ability to reply to a specific comment within a thread. Especially now with Guest access and Team sizes sure to grow and expand.

    I was in a "Conversation" with several people the other day and the problem was that people kept starting new threads rather than replying to the thread. This was because the threads themselves were quite long, and the only reply button was way, way down, past dozens of other comments by several people.

    Sometimes you just want to reply to one specific message/comment in a thread rather than at…

    3,149 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    389 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Spinning new conversations off of existing threads

    Support spinning off conversation into new (but related & tracked) conversations.   Use case:  A technical discussion leads to 2 (or more) sub-discussions on specific topics.  These could be broken out into new related/tracked conversations without polluting the original thread (or spinning into dis-jointed threads where resolutions are lost).

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Clear and AUTOMATIC subject lines for conversation threads

    Clear and AUTOMATIC subject lines for conversation threads--too many people I know don't do this--please make it mandatory when starting a new thread and make sure it fits easily to the point of being legible in the left-hand message rail. Thanks!

    4 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. E-mail or Chat response to thread to specific user

    Sometimes it is appropriate to respond to a thread directly. Other times, you may want to respond to a user with an e-mail or chat message instead of responding to the thread.

    6 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Improve reply to channel and reply to thread usability

    People accidentally reply to channel when they should be replying to a thread. This makes the channel a mess. Improve the usability aspect of this making it more intuitive to reply to the thread one is reading right now!

    32 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    4 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. 9 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. I want a sidepane that shows the entire thread expanded when I click on Team chat that has a thread, just like Slack does

    I love threads in Teams, but the way they are collapsed and sometimes take multiple expansions and sometimes that collapses other parts (if a really long thread) is really hard to work with. I'd like to be able to just click on the parent message and have the entire thread shown expanded already in a side pane, just like slack does.

    7 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Show when an user is writing on a channel/thread

    Show when an user is typing on a thread or channel.

    For example, when you will reply on a thread, appear something like: "bla bla bla is writing". Like we have on private chats.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Expand only new comments in a thread

    We often have threads that get fairly long, 40+ replies. When this happens, it would be nice to be able to only expand the comments section to show the new comments.

    So say you have 56 replies to a thread, and while you are working on something else 7 new replies get added. If when you return to the thread it is collapsed to only show the most recent comment, you only have the option to expand to show all replies. This means that you have to scroll through the 56 old replies that you have already read…

    15 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  • Don't see your idea?

Feedback and Knowledge Base