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  1. disable chat facility for students during class hours / restrict chat to teacher only .

    disable chat facility for students during class hours / restrict chat to teacher only .
    this causes unwanted distraction for students .

    17 votes
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  2. Schedule - announcements

    Please add a function where we can schedule a chat or announcement ahead of time to release at a certain time

    17 votes
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  3. Post scheduling in Channels

    When posting on channels, please make it possible to schedule posts

    17 votes
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  4. Permissions - add option to reply but not post

    In a channel, it would be great to have the option to let members reply to posts but not start their own posts. As a teacher, this would keep the general channel from getting cluttered and my posts getting buried.

    17 votes
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  5. 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.

    17 votes
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  6. Manage sticker options by Content Rating

    EDU tenants receive a different sent of stickers from other customers. For example the entertaining Office Drama editable memes are not available in EDU. Microsoft says the provided options are "more relevant to education and friendlier for our younger audiences" which may be true for K-12 but not post secondary audiences. Not to mention business users at EDU customers.

    Teams already has a control for limiting GIFs by a user defined content rating which can be set by user type (one for faculty/staff and one for students). It would make more sense to classify the sticker options and honor that…

    17 votes
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  7. 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.

    16 votes
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  8. Mute student conversation for large Class Teams

    I have discovered that the ability to Mute Members' Conversations in Class Teams to stop them from posting in chat does not work for large classes (more than around 90 in my testing). Upon clicking 'Mute All' I am told it is 'Unable to mute members at this time'

    This is a bug which needs to be fixed please as we have groups containing large numbers of students and this feature is especially imperative for these large Class Teams.

    Thank you

    15 votes
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  9. cant we students have our private chat???

    cant we students have our private chat???

    15 votes
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  10. add a delete chat button

    i'ts a really good app... it would be better if the chat itself could be deleted too.. its annoying when someone who dont know texts you and that chat is still there.

    15 votes
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  11. Add a praise called "The Real MVP"

    I think a praise should be added called "The Real MVP", meaning most valuable player.

    15 votes
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  12. Reply directly to a specific post message

    It would be great to be able to reply directly to a specific post message, like in the app. On the PC, you cannot do that. Or maybe there is an option to activate somewhere ? Thank you

    15 votes
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  13. 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.

    15 votes
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  14. Enable Dictation in the TEAMS Client

    Enable Dictation in the TEAMS Client - It is a frequent messaging application. TEAMS needs to be Dictation Enabled Application.

    14 votes
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  15. Contact/available list

    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.

    14 votes
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  16. "SEEN"

    Hi Team,

    I think that you should add "seen" word in the end of the last messenger as the signal to show everyone know if it has been read. :)

    Thanks

    14 votes
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  17. unsend messages in chat

    its really annoying to not be able to delete messages

    13 votes
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  18. Disable chat option

    Give an option to disable chat..

    Chat should be done with organiser..but not with participants and also in public chat

    13 votes
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  19. Option to delete the chat

    When We chat, if we do not want to chat with that particular person, we do need to have an option to delete the chat with that particular person.

    13 votes
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  20. DELETE ENTIRE CONVERSATION

    Please add a feature delete an entire conversation of private chat

    13 votes
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