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  1. See the meeting chat and the shared screen at the same time on iPad

    It would be great if we can see the meeting chats and the shared screen at the same time on iPad, just like on the computer

    12 votes
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  2. copy/paste messages and announcements (and/or duplicate)

    ablity to copy full post/message/annoucement and then paste in separate channel/team; separate instance of message/annc (not same as post to multi-channel)

    12 votes
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  3. Replying to/Forwarding a specific comment in the chat window (Mac OS desktop app)

    The iOS version of Teams have the feature to Reply to a specific comment in any chat window, just like you do on other chat apps like WhatsApp. However, the desktop application of Teams on Mac lacks that feature. Could you give us the same contextual menu that shows those options when selecting a comment along with the existing options in the ••• menu? Pleeease!!!

    12 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. Better notification icons

    The icons on the left (Chat, Teams, etc) should show when there are unread messages. In Slack, for example, each Slack Team icon will show a number of unread messages and each channel or private conversation will be bolded. You have the bolding down, but when I'm in Chat I don't know that I have pending Team messages.

    12 votes
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  6. We should be able to delete a "conversation" or "delete a chat"

    I love Ms Tams i would want to suggest 3 features for making it more amazing!!
    1)We should be able to delete a "conversation" or "delete a chat"
    2)All the Members of a group should be able to leave a group and be able to "delete it"
    3)We should be able to delete chat messages sent by the other person who is messaging us !!

    11 votes
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  7. Post a voice message in desktop Teams

    The ability to post a voice message in the computer app is very helpful. The mobile app has this feature, but I do not see any reason that the desktop app cannot have such a feature.

    11 votes
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  8. Would like to see autocorrect spell check feature. Also make font size larger as an option.

    Auto Correction or spell check when chatting. Would like to also see font size option.

    10 votes
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  9. Teachers need the ability to turn off the chat option

    We need to be able to turn off the chat, so students can focus on the lesson. The chat is so distracting, and I cannot manage it.

    10 votes
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  10. You should add a thumbs up button that goes with the raise hand button.

    You should add a thumbs up button that goes with the raise hand button. That way students can agree even without a mic.

    10 votes
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  11. We should be able to send message privately during meeting

    Students can also send private messages during meeting

    10 votes
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  12. students can create teams or private chats

    students should have a free will to chat each other

    10 votes
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  13. delete private chats

    delete private conversations by students

    10 votes
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  14. BCC messages

    It would be great to be able to send a message through chat to multiple people, without them knowing who else has been contacted. E.g. message the students from a class who haven't completed work. It's a privacy breach for them to know that others haven't finished, but it would be easier than having to message each individually.

    10 votes
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  15. only call staff

    in the admin center, give us the ability to restrict students from calling each other but allow them to call staff and staff call the students, as right now if i block calling staff cannot call students,

    am i just looking in the wrong location or is this a possible feature you can add

    10 votes
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  16. Have a wave as one of the quick reactions

    Add a wave to the quick-reaction list of emojis (thumbs up, heart, sad, angry) for quick and easy greetings.

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  17. Get rid of the blue chat notification bar

    Get rid of the blue chat notification bars, it is honestly just annoying and sometimes when people are typing and sending messages it covers up the actual chat bar if you're in a meeting and it is counterproductive

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  18. 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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  19. Having the ability to delete unwanted messages in chats, or deleting the whole chat itself

    If we accidentally sent something on a chat (in class Teams or private chats with other students) that we didn't mean to post, we should have the ability to delete or edit those messages, or even the ability to permanently delete the whole chat history itself.
    Say, you sent some embarrassing or unrelated messages/images in the past, that you don't want to be read again and remembered. So, the ability to delete these messages would be very helpful. And if you just wanted to delete the whole chat history for both the sending and receiving end, to make it look…

    9 votes
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  20. Let all private chats be private

    Let the private chats only viewed by the people in the chat and not the admins or teachers and if you leave a chat that chat will no longer be able to viewed by the people that left

    9 votes
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