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  1. Give the option to select and delete multiple chat messages at once (A multiple select option).

    Having to delete inappropriate messages from students in chat as a teacher is infuriating. Please add the option to select multiple messages as admin so that I don't have to delete them all individually!

    24 votes

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  2. Messaging

    I think that there shouldn't be the 'feed' section because it means that you cant see the new messages from piers, and you can only see messages where people have tagged things. A lot of my piers feel the same way and that it is a very annoying trait and downfall of the app MSTeams. I also don't like how you need a code to create teams and that is annoying as well as I cannot create teams between few people, just in our classes. This would be great if this could be fixed in the future :)

    1 vote

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  3. Mail Merge

    Need to add mail merge to Teams so people can edit word and integrate excel for letters/emails

    18 votes

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  4. Available to change group chat icon

    When you create a group chat, you can change the icon of your group chat

    12 votes

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  5. send message to people yet not be part of a group

    add a feature where a student can search up a student or teacher to send a message so they can ask for help

    1 vote

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  6. 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.

    62 votes

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  7. censor Hate language

    As a Teacher and owner of the team I'd like to be able to set some language conventions to be applied to the Conversations tab.

    I'd like to be able to block all common swear words. Also the ability to add additonal custom words might be useful.

    What would be amazing if MS could use some of it's AI powers to scan a message and flag comments it think might be abusive and hide them until the owner has approved them.

    Currently Teams has the ability to mute people etc which is a useful tool. But it would be nice…

    7 votes

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  8. allow group admins to change member settings on a group chat. eg disabling people from commenting ona chat

    allow group admins to change channel settings, eg. disabling members from chatting on the group, as in, only members can comment in the group and other members can only READ the comments.

    17 votes

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  9. option to turn off conversation history

    I don't want to see conversation history when done chatting. in Skype I was able to select do not remember history. I don't like conversations mixed.

    7 votes

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  10. Turn off chat/conversations for that team/class

    Within teams for classrooms it would be great to be able to turn off chat/conversations for that team/class

    26 votes

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  11. turn off comments on a post

    I'd like the ability to turn off commenting on a post. For example, yesterday I posted a request for feedback in a team channel. The deadline for providing feedback was last night, but people are still commenting on the post. I'd like to be able to turn off the ability to add new comments to the post.

    8 votes

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  12. The ability to turn off screen sharing and calls for students

    The ability to turn off screen sharing and calls for students

    5 votes

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  13. Add a tenant-level moderation channel moderation setting

    Allow admins to manage channel conversation moderation settings at a tenant level or via policy

    20 votes

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  14. Being able to add chat contact group membership by using a distribution group.

    With chat contact groups that have a lot of members and have heavy turnover it would make administration a lot easier.

    4 votes

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  15. Teacher control over private messages

    i'd like teachers to have full administrative controls over the private messaging in a specific class. I should be able to restrict usage as i see fit and in a snap. In addition, i should be able to read any student's chat history from my teacher's interface.

    10 votes

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  16. More background options for Announcement banners in the Conversation Tab

    It would be great to have more background options for the Announcements I post in the Conversations tab on Teams. I enjoy the current options, but can only post the fire-breathing dragon so many times before it is no longer novel and eye-catching.

    26 votes

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  17. Blinking Notification on Teams Taskbar

    When receiving a IM message within Teams, it would be nice for one of the settings to be a blinking notification in the task bar after the original message pops on the screen. Similar to Skype for Business, it would draw my attention to the fact that I have a pending message. It would be nice for that to be a feature under each notification section so someone could turn that on and be alerted with a blinking update notification.

    43 votes

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  18. 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! :)

    83 votes

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  19. 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.

    55 votes

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  20. Pin post to the top of conversation space

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

    92 votes

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