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  1. Need reply to message option in chat

    Especially within a chat group, there needs to be a way to comment on or reply to a particular message within the chat history. This is useful when there are a number of simultaneous conversation threads (similar to how messaging is implemented in a channel), and is a common feature on other communication platforms.

    245 votes

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  2. Delete chat conversation

    I don't want to keep meeting conversation times and history in chats tab. Please create Delete option. This shouldn't be saved at all. keeping conversation history includes highly confidential as well. I see no way it is secured one.

    463 votes

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  3. Add ability to archive or export private chats and team conversations in a local format such as Word Doc

    Although you may highlight then copy a team conversation manually and paste into Word, there is much to be desired for archiving important conversations in a local format. If an agency has retention set to 3 days, you are out of luck on day 4 and the saved messages vanish. It is crucial for us to be able to archive chats and conversations with the growing reliance on teleworking and remote collaboration.

    91 votes

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  4. Ability to archive and file Chat conversations

    I would like to be able to archive chat into a place like Conversations in Outlook like Skype does.

    In the case of Channel Chats, it would be good to be able to attach them to Meeting Notes or archive the chat conversations into a document library.

    We deal with NEPA and contracting and would appreciate that capability.

    105 votes

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  5. Add option for text-to-voice speaking aloud of chat messages

    Add an option to have a specific chat message spoken aloud into the audio stream using a text-to-speech program. This could be from the chat sidebar, or from a separate entry. I am a deaf user, who makes great use of the Live Captions and Transcription feature, but this is currently one-way only and I have great difficulty participating in conversations. I usually have a co-worker voice my chat messages aloud, or schedule a relay interpreter with its own difficulties. Having the ability to voice for myself would give me improved involvement with teams meetings.

    Aside from the use case…

    2 votes

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  6. Allow instant messages to stay on the recipient's screen until addressed (the OK button is pressed).

    Our Agency is moving away from Skype and onto the Teams platform. In using Teams, I'm finding that the instant messaging is unreliable since there is no way to ensure the recipient will receive the message in a timely manner. With Skype, the message had to be addressed by selecting the OK button. The way teams is set up, when the message shows for a short time, it is relegated to a list of chat messages that I'm finding doesn't get checked any sooner than general email is. This makes the IM feature unreliable and sends me back to the…

    1 vote

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  7. pop out chats

    With multiple chats going on at any given time and the inconvenience of jumping within Teams to various ongoing chats or other work, would really appreciate the ability to pop out chat sessions.

    50 votes

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  8. Make new messages standout

    I would like the new messages to show up separate from the stream of messages that never delete and are always in view. This makes it very cluttered and hard to easily recognize where the new message is. Can older chats go in one tab and then new messages show in an inbox tab until you view them and then they return to the archived tab?

    The clutter makes it hard to see which chats have new messages in them and scrolling through all are time consuming. Also archive would be better then keeping them in the chat screen.

    1 vote

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  9. Create headers for chats like Skype could

    Would be nice if we could pin chats to specific headers. For example, if I wanted to have a header for a specific group of people, I could put them under that, including group chats. And then I could have a different group with other people in it.

    With skype we used to be able to do this, but the functionality is gone with teams.

    1 vote

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  10. Group photos and colors

    It would be nice to have the option to have a group photo selection/choice to recognize quicker which group you are chatting to. It would also be awesome to be able to have more coloured background/image options other than standard that individuals can pick for their own chats

    2 votes

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  11. 3 votes

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  12. Nier idea

    Please chat rakho ne sir

    1 vote

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  13. SMS

    Need the ability to send and receive SMS messages from mobile (cellular) phone users.

    1 vote

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  14. Implement hashtags in Teams and Outlook

    Request hashtags (#) be implemented into MS Teams and Outlook. GCC does not have access to yammer and hashtags would allow users and teams to categorize and find information more efficiently.

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  15. Hide from Address Book

    Hi,

    Please add an option to hide an address from the Address Book of Teams so no other users can see this user or call or email because if you have Ministers and VIP teams you don't want any other user to reach them.

    Another way is to customize so Only specific users can see the hidden user.

    Thanks,
    Jassim

    1 vote

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  16. 1 vote

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  17. Don't save chat history

    Provide an option to allow a user to not save chat history at all, as is currently available in Skype.

    1 vote

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  18. GCC

    Add the possibility to forward an Outlook email to a Teams "Team" or "Channel".

    For example - in Outlook open the email and click "Forward to Team "@xxxxxxx" or Foward to Channel "@xxxxx".

    And then Teams would open up a new Window for that Team or Channel and show that email message in the new message box with the ability for the email message to be added to before completing the message send within Teams.

    3 votes

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  19. 1 vote

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  20. seperate contacts window

    I miss skype. I miss being able to just access a contact list, click on their name and see a chat window to talk to them.
    And to be able to keep that chat window open and still see my contact list so that I can monitor friends and buddies and easily see when someone is available.

    Can you please make teams behave like the long history of chat applications have from AIM to SKYPE and everything in between?

    I get that there are other features that are useful, but having to navigate through them just to use the chat…

    3 votes

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