It would be helpful to have a contact list separate from the chats, like a small tab to be open on desktop. We would be able to see who is online and available to contact at a glance instead of fishing.
Dave Parker commented
it would be helpul if contacts could automatically re-order based on availability (those available at the top)
Yes this would be very helpful.
Jill H. commented
I agree 100%. This would be very helpful to have a list of contacts similar to Skype. This is the only feature that I miss from Skype. Thanks for considering!
Matt Pannell commented
Yes this would make Teams MUCH more convenient for work and more like Skype for Business, which conveniently sits in a corner of the screen while you're working so that you can still see which contacts are online and available, etc., but with no chats open, pointlessly taking up valuable space. For me this is the main reason why I dislike Teams very much.