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  1. ability to approve student posts before they become visible (post moderation)

    I would like the ability to screen and approve posts before they are posted to the whole group in conversations instead of muting a person (who then totally doesn't have the ability to ever post).

    30 votes

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  2. 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

    134 votes

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  3. Search and Export/Archive Teams Chats

    Would love to be able to easily search chats in teams and also export/access outside of teams in a file.

    52 votes

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  4. 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.

    109 votes

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  5. Notifications

    Rather than having notifications control for "Mentions," "Messages," and "Other," we need to have control of notifications from each Team we may be on and for each channel. I am part of 10 different Teams, but only 3 of them are vital to my day-to-day work. It would be wonderful if I could control how I receive notifications for those and see them based not only on Favorites and current Settings but if I could customize for each team and collaboration.

    35 votes

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  6. Ability to export conversation

    It would be really nice if you could export the conversation transcript for audit purposes.

    Alternatively the ability to print the transcripts into a PDF or Word document would really help. At present it's impossible to pull an extract of the conversation window, particularly useful when recording group project conversations.

    42 votes

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  7. Extra reactions / reacts

    Would like to have an implementation of a react system similar to Facebook. In teams, there may be discussion topics such as a recent flood or a team member moving to a new job, thumbing up that message does not convey my intended reaction/response. Being able to sad react a response would be very helpful in this regard.

    19 votes

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  8. 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.

    128 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

  9. 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

    128 votes

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  10. View all unread messages for a team

    If I have unread messages across several channels on one team, I would like an "All Unread" option (similar to Slack) where it shows all the unread messages divided by channel. It's a good way to catch up on everything in the morning without a lot of clicking around.

    29 votes

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  11. Notification banner privacy option.

    It should be possible to hide the content of incoming notifications. In school the teacher laptops are often connected to Interactive Whiteboards which the class pupils are looking at.

    When a notification comes in it will show the content of the message which is obviously not good when this is easily visible by the entire class and could contain private information.

    The Teams desktop app really needs the option to hide the message content and instead just show the banner with only the name of the sender displayed.

    Thank you.

    23 votes

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  12. Make the distinction between "Reply" and "New Post" much clearer

    People seem to overlook the "reply" option frequently and start "new" conversations, and so then the conversation gets fragmented. If you could highlight "Reply" or "Type a new message" more clearly, I think that would help.

    18 votes

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  13. reply to thread in private chat

    Would like to be able to reply to a thread in a private or small group chat the way you are able to in a channel. Since you are not able to start a new chat with the same individual or small private group, this is the only way to keep conversations organized and eliminate confusion when threads get long.

    44 votes

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  14. archive conversations and chats

    Hi folks, definitely need to see ARCHIVE button for conversations and chats.

    45 votes

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  15. 38 votes

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    4 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    I want to try to provide clarity on the current functionality because we find that sometimes people are unaware of the settings available to tenant & team admins. There are three different types of edit/delete settings, all of which are switched on/off at the tenant or team level.
    1) Allow users to edit their own messages
    2) Allow users to delete their own messages
    3) Allow owners to delete all messages

    Tenant level settings:
    Tenant admins can update capabilities from the “Messaging” section in the Admin center.
    By default, allow users to edit/delete their own messages is ON at the tenant level (and therefore the team level).
    By default, allow owners to delete all messages is OFF by default in all tenants, except in EDU where it is ON by default.

    Team level settings:
    If edit and delete settings are enabled by the Tenant admin, team owners can also control…

  16. move threads

    As owner move a thread that doesn't belong in the current channel to another. As owner I only have the ability to delete a message that another user submits. I understand maybe this could be abused but as a Team owner I can clean up and monitor the channels for accurate messages/threads.

    19 votes

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  17. Owner is able to delete member posts in conversations

    As a teacher, and owner of the team, I need to be able to delete inappropriate comments left in the conversations. This is VERY important to for many reasons but one glaring reason is for language and cyber bullying. I can't be seen to condone such words by not deleting them.

    39 votes

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  18. block private chat for groups of students

    So we can turn off the chat for everyone, or just the students apparently. But what if you want to allow access to say the grade 12's but not the grade 9's? Or to the science class but not the music class? Can this be done? I would like to see the ability to block specific student groups rather than all students

    29 votes

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  19. Notification

    It would be nice to have the notification option, We can not see when there is conversation or message.

    14 votes

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  20. Admin/Owner ability to delete messages in a channel.

    As a team administrator it is vital that the assigned owners of teams channels have the ability to delete any message in a team channel. This is a feature that will cause my entire company to stop using Teams if not addressed.

    26 votes

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