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  1. It would be great if students could private message teachers, but NOT each other.

    It would be great if students could private message teachers, but NOT each other.

    2,831 votes
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  2. LaTeX math input

    Allow LaTeX math input into the Teams interface for Education customers.

    Currently Edmodo allows some simple LaTeX code (as complex as those that amsmath package recognises!)

    1,061 votes
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    under review  ·  Justin Chando responded

    Great suggestion for all STEM classes! I’ve moved this feature to ‘under review’.

  3. reply to messages

    much like whatsapp where you can reply to a specific message and that particular message will be quoted alongside the reply. Also the function to reply privately to a message sent in a group setting would be helpful

    389 votes
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  4. Delete past Team chats in chat mode (both sender and receiver chats).

    Chats should not be never-ending storage of a chat, and we should be able to delete individual chats as instructors or keep them ( both the sender and receiver chat). I realize we can delete our own, but we need the option to delete both our own as well as the students. We should have that option.

    175 votes
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  5. Notification Enhancements

    We have moved back to using Skype as the notification for Chat is not customizable. Staff that use Team for chatting, miss incoming messages, compared to Skype. I want to push the use of Team, but this factor renders the app useless.

    118 votes
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    working on it  ·  Warren responded

    This feature is being worked upon and I hope to have more details to share in the coming months.

    -Warren

  6. Forums in Teams

    Discussion forums should be added to Teams!

    114 votes
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  7. allow the owner to delete messages

    giving the team owner full delete/edit privilege will allow for the team to focus on the correct topic and allow for misplaced messages to be deleted by the team owner, also when deleting a message remove the visual display of "This message was deleted to allow the channel to flow better

    109 votes
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  8. Draft posts

    I would like to be able to draft items in teams that I can either manually post at a later time or schedule to post at a later time. I am a teacher and would like to be able to set items (such as a conversation post) ahead of time but then post when my students are ready for that specific information

    109 votes
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  9. Merging conversations in Teams

    As a Team Owner, I would like to be able to merge conversations. I see too many people start a new conversation when they should be replying to an existing one. Over time, they end up becoming fragmented.

    107 votes
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  10. improve pop out chat

    I'm glad I have a pop out chat option now! But it's terribly implemented. Any time I have to leave what I am working on to go chat (or to go POP OUT a chat) is a hassle.

    Improvements:

    1) Ability to pop out the entire chat function. All of the chats, one window (or pop out of that window), separate from the teams app. Then you don't need a whole bunch of pop out chat windows.

    2) Pop out from banner notification. If I get a chat notification I want to be able to pop it out from the…

    105 votes
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  11. Deleting chats

    Enable deleting chats that are not needed any longer. It would also be great if the teacher could remove comments or posts from a channel that are irrelevant, nasty or not needed.

    85 votes
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  12. Reply to messages under the Chat Tab

    I want to be able to reply to messages just like in the teams chats under the General Chat Tab.

    82 votes
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  13. Pin post to the top of conversation space

    Need to ability to pin posts to the top of conversation space and reorder

    80 votes
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  14. Blocking Users

    This feature would give each user a chance to block people who are messaging them. It might be useful for people who are getting spammed. The mute feature silences a chat but I think that it is also necessary to block someone altogether, similar to how it is possible to block someone on WhatsApp.

    76 votes
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  15. Delete Conversations

    We need the ability to delete more than just our own messages, and instead delete entire conversations on our end. Many of the major and successful chat systems used in businesses have this feature, and it is one Teams should implement ASAP to make it even better. There are so many reasons/requests for this that I'm seeing... privacy, cleaning up history/clutter... Please implement this as soon as humanly possible, or sooner! :)

    60 votes
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  16. Ability to block status updates (Users using @ mentions to chat even with chat disabled)

    Even with chat disabled, students are using the status window to @ other students and talk.

    56 votes
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  17. Can we get some diversity in the emoji - other skin colors for the thumbs up

    Could we get some additional skin color options for the thumbs up icon in the chat feature.

    55 votes
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  18. restrict chat for students

    We want to be able to restrict the chat function for some students. This is a must for microsoft to add, we have students that are not able to cope with the rules of social media and can not be trusted with the chat-function. We dont want tod siable the chat for the whole community since many students use it in a constructive way but we need to be able to restrict chat for individuals.

    Please microsoft, make this happen!

    55 votes
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  19. The ability for the teacher to share a conversation across multiple teams

    Having to copy and paste the same conversation in multiple classes(teams) can be redundant. Especially if I have an announcement for an event I want all my students to know about.

    50 votes
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  20. Flag a message and add to ToDo App

    Similar to email, it would be nice if you could flag a message as a task to be added to the ToDo app.

    48 votes
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