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  1. Support for Private Channels

    Private channels enable focused private collaboration among a subset of your team. You can find detailed information on the capabilities and management of the private channels feature here - https://docs.microsoft.com/MicrosoftTeams/private-channels. Note: Work to release for the government clouds is in progress.

    There are four other types of channel functionality on our backlog that we will continue to track – feel free to upvote and/or comment on the items listed next to each:
    - Channel only members: to enable collaboration with people outside the team in a specific channel, without granting them access to the team itself.  The channel member…

    25,171 votes
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    2112 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Private channels enable focused private collaboration among a subset of your team. We are super excited to share that this feature is fully rolled out to the public ring. You can find detailed information on the capabilities and management of the private channels feature here – https://docs.microsoft.com/MicrosoftTeams/private-channels.
    There are four other types of channel functionality on our backlog – feel free to upvote and/or comment on the UV items listed next to each:
    - Channel only members: to enable collaboration with people outside the team in a specific channel, without granting them access to the team itself. https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/31374577
    - Shared channels within an organization: allow people in different teams to collaborate on a shared project or v-team in the context of their own teams. https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/18615565
    - Shared channels across organizations: allow people in an organization other than yours to collaborate on a shared project or v-team. …

  2. Multi-window for chats and more

    I want to have separate top-level windows for each person I'm chatting with, rather than tabs.

    20,681 votes
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    1873 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hooray! Multi-Window chat has been a long-awaited feature, and it is rolled out fully to the general public. Please be sure to “check for updates” and restart your client if you aren’t seeing it.

    For more information, please visit https://support.office.com/en-us/article/pop-out-a-chat-in-teams-cff95cb0-34af-423f-8f69-fe9106973790.

    Note: Multi-Window Meetings is tracked in this item – https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/37160077.

    Enjoy!

  3. Ability to see who is in a channel

    Ability to see who is currently in a channel. Hipchat and Slack have this feature

    11,512 votes
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    426 comments  ·  Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Linux client

    My team has some users on Linux, and one benefit Slack has is a Linux client. Without a Linux client on Microsoft Teams, some orgs may have to turn away in favor of Slack so everyone can participate without keeping a browser open all the time.

    10,244 votes
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    1878 comments  ·  Linux  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Guest Access

    Collaboration is a core element of how we work which requires the creation of extended teams on a project or long term engagement. Whilst the majority of our teams are internal staff, there is still a critical element of any project that requires the inclusion of our clients and/or external vendors. It is imperative that Microsoft Teams allows for the easy (but secure) inclusion of external parties for the length of any project or engagement.

    This is why historically products like Groups etc. have not been adopted as widely as we would hope. If the tool only allows for 60-70%…

    8,120 votes
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    766 comments  ·  Guest Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Warren responded

    The #1 requested feature for Microsoft Teams is now here!

    We’re starting to roll out the ability to add anyone as a guest in Microsoft Teams. This means that anyone with a business or consumer email account, such as Outlook.com, Gmail.com or others, can participate as a guest in Teams with full access to team chats, meetings and files.

    For more info, check out https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/Collaborate-securely-with-anyone-in-Microsoft-Teams/ba-p/165941

    Thank you all for your feedback and support!
    -Warren

  6. 7,398 votes
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    473 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for all of your feedback. The team has been hard at work on improving notifications, and has added more options for Teams & Channels. You can find detailed information on configuring and managing notifications in Teams here: https://support.office.com/article/manage-notifications-in-teams-1cc31834-5fe5-412b-8edb-43fecc78413d

    This UserVoice item has evolved to cover many other suggestions over time. We are setting this item to completed, but please feel free to upvote/comment on the items below, as well as create additional ones that may be missing.

    1) Integrate with Windows 10 Notifications Center – https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/16950997 

    2) Integrate with MacOS notifications – https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/16941685 

    3) Visual notifications are easily missed – https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/18161440 

    4) Improve audio notifications – https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/18931243

    5) Follow channels by default – https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/18626221 

    6) Turn off preview in notification toasts – https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/32624690  

    Thanks,
    Alex & the Teams team

  7. Need full capabilities of Planner in Teams

    Right now you can add a new tab for Planner in Teams. However, you are not afforded all the capabilities of Planner in this tab. Its really "Planner Lite." Here are some items you cannot do with Planner in Teams:

    1) If you create a Planner in Teams, it will not be shown in Planner itself!
    2) you can go to the group (in web outlook) wich is automatically created for the team and click there on planner and it will take you to the planner for the new group, which then cannot be displayed at teams, but the team…

    6,204 votes
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    385 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The last item in the original list, #5, is covered in https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/17017147-notification-for-planner-tasks. That one (planner task notifications) is currently in internal testing with a target for release in early Q2.

    Because there are many different requests in the comments which makes it hard to update and track status of individual items, we are marking this completed, and will user individual UserVoice items to track any further Planner integration. If you have suggestions in the comments below that don’t have an existing UserVoice item, please feel free to create one.

    Thanks all!

  8. Enable screen sharing without audio/video call

    Enable an option to start a screen sharing session without starting a an audio.video call. This is a common use case in our organization.

    5,675 votes
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    526 comments  ·  Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    UPDATE: I have confirmed with the feature team that this is, in fact, functioning as you expect – you can share your entire desktop or a specific window directly from a private chat session, without starting audio or video. The mute microphone button is enabled so you are able to easily add audio by “unmuting”, but we realize this is causing confusion. We are working on further experience improvements.

    Please feel free to respond to teamsml@microsoft.com if you are still seeing issues.

    Thanks,
    Alex

  9. Add a "Raise Your Hand" feature in meetings

    When in a meeting with multiple people it would be nice to have a way to signal that you would like to speak so that you can be called upon by the meeting organizer.

    This would allow users to show they have something to say, but they do not want to interrupt

    4,856 votes
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    380 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 4,743 votes
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    537 comments  ·  Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Complete Skype for Business Integration into Teams

    Honestly, this is a tall order due to the fact that Teams was not launched this way in the first place, but my real world experience, and feedback from the field, is that having Skype-for-Business-like functions in Teams (chat/Presence/etc) be separate from Skype for Business itself is not only confusing for many users, but inhibits adoption. Users want to consolidate the number of apps they use, not increase it. I personally find this to be true.

    Teams is an incredible tool with so much potential, but living and breathing in Skype for Business, like so many of us do, Teams…

    4,494 votes
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    127 comments  ·  Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Warren responded

    This topic will be closed out as completed since the vast majority of the S4B convergence has already released to the public.

    If you have any specific requests, please open a new topic or vote for an existing topic that more specifically targets your wish.

    The team is aware of the issue of using Teams will force you from using S4B.
    I’ve opened a topic specifically for that based on the feedback below – vote for support of this request at https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/35124451

    As for notification issues and being able to view multiple conversations, there are topics for allowing different types of notifications – http://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/16925461 and a topic for multi-window for chats and more – https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/16926739
    The ability to send audio or video messages can be voted for at – https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/32372014

    Thank you for all the feedback and suggestions.
    -Warren

  12. Help us SEARCH and FIND things in Teams

    We want improvements to search:

    Thanks for all of the great feedback on search. This item has evolved to cover many different suggestions over time, many of which are in the product today. Please see this article for current functionality: https://support.office.com/article/Search-for-messages-in-Teams-4A351520-33F4-42AB-A5EE-5FC0AB88B263.

    We are setting this item to completed, but please feel free to upvote/comment on the items below, as well as create additional ones that are missing:​

    1) Ctrl+F to search within a specific chat or channel: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/31074775

    2) Search content by partial words: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/31907140

    3) Search results should show the full thread: - https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/19594636-search-results-should-show-the-full-thread

    4) Search OneNote: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/31876378

    5) Improve search…

    4,480 votes
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    374 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for all of the great feedback on search. This item has evolved to cover many different suggestions over time, many of which are in the product today.

    We are setting this item to completed, but please feel free to upvote/comment on the items below, as well as create additional ones that are missing:​

    1) Ctrl+F to search within a specific chat or channel: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/31074775

    2) Search content by partial words: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/31907140

    3) Search results should show the full thread: - https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/19594636-search-results-should-show-the-full-thread

    4) Search OneNote: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/31876378

    5) Improve search results: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/30971131

    Please see this article for current functionality: https://support.office.com/article/Search-for-messages-in-Teams-4A351520-33F4-42AB-A5EE-5FC0AB88B263.

    Thank you!

  13. Auto scroll down when new messages come in

    It is annoying to have to click on the “New Messages” button or scroll down manually when new messages arrive. The suggestion here is to keep scrolling down to bottom and to provide a button to jump back to last unread message.

    3,961 votes
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    420 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Suphatra responded

    Hi everyone, thanks for the feedback and help on this item. It has been resolved for the majority of users: the screen no longer jumps around while scrolling or jumps to the latest message if you are scrolled up.

    If you have any questions with this feature or find a bug, please email teamsml@microsoft.com with repro steps and user logs. Your feedback is always extremely helpful!

    Thank you for your support of Teams and your patience while we worked on this item. I really appreciate it and wish you a very Happy New Year!

    Suphatra

  14. 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.

    3,906 votes
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    641 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Add a whiteboard.

    Add a whiteboard to share.

    3,424 votes
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    119 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 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.

    3,312 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

  17. 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)

    3,036 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

  18. 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.

    3,172 votes
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  19. 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.

    2,375 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

  20. 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.

    1,958 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

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