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  1. Hide online status from specific people - GCC

    Need the option to stay invisible for specific people or visible for only specific people. There are many use cases for when you may only want to be visible to your supervisor and no one else or your team and no one else. This should only increase productivity which should be a high priority for Teams functionality.

    The following programs already have this functionality. There are probably more.
    Facebook Messenger
    Sametime
    Webex

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  2. Need permanent and timed statuses - GCC

    There are times when you are working heads down on a project next to your computer so not actually away. In cases like these we should not be forced to check on our computer every 15 min to change status back to green. It causes context switching and prevents deep work. We should be able to force a green status or set custom timers on green.

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  3. Option to turn MS Teams Chat into MS Teams Channel

    I would like to option to turn an MS Teams Chat into an MS Teams Channel. The option is available in "out of box" MS Teams but it is not available within our MS Teams service. Sometimes groups start out as chats in order not to bog down others with a bunch of teams channels. But in some instances the need for an MS Teams Channel created from a MS Team Chat will be necessary. I currently have a chat that needs to be created into a MS Teams channel so that I am not recreating everything within the chat.

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  4. Walkie-talkie feature for GCC

    With thousands active government users in law enforcement agencies (GCC) cloud the push-to-talk (PTT) functionality would be a powerful tool that would greatly enhance ability to accomplish tasks set for our frontline users. Please add push-to-talk (PTT) feature to GCC.

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  5. reorder contact groups

    I would appreciate the ability to be able to rearrange my contact groups, I do not like the alphabetical order that they are arranged in because I have certain groups that I need to be visible at all times and not at the bottom of the list.

    And while we're at it, I would like these contact groups to stay collapsed if I have them set that way.

    2 votes
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  6. Translate

    When using the translate feature, we should be able to choose from a list of languages to translate the original message to.

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  7. Please allow us to be able to change our fonts

    We had this available in Skype for business and I do not understand why it has not been migrated over. This has multiple case uses but one simply would be that people like being able to choose their font color, size, and type.

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  8. Have Team members show up first when starting a chat

    When starting a chat, the people in my “Team” used to show up as the first suggestions. Now they don’t so I have to search through all of DoD to send a private message to someone in my unit.

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  9. GCC

    There appears to be a latency issue when using chat in TEAMS. It takes up to 30 minutes for the NMCI computer to update the chat where the I-phone TEAMs app updates chat dialogue instantaneously. There should be a refresh button that allows the users to update the NMCI computer when they want. Right now the user has to log off then back on to refresh chat in TEAMs.

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  10. Mesaj silme olmadığı için beğenmedim ve önermedim.

    Mesaj silme özelliği olmadığı için beğenmedim ve önermedim.

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  11. Customisable Praise Badges

    Picture this - you've been engaged in a fierce debate with a colleague via the chat function on teams for the last 3 hours, until finally, in one foul swoop, the parley ends. Your colleague - Jim - has completely annihilated any hope you had of moving up the chain of respect within your organisation. He is unbeatable. A genius stuck in a modern man's world. Touché, you mutter under your breath.
    Hands shaking, you reluctantly move the mouse toward the 'praise' icon in the bottom right hand corner. You review the options... Praise? Courage? ... Leadership? These hardly seem…

    4 votes
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  12. Mesaj silme özelliği gelmeli

    Mesaj silme özelliği gelmeli özel hayatımız var.

    2 votes
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  13. 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.

    2 votes
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  14. 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.

    30 votes
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  15. Meeting Minutes for Chat

    Now that we’re having more and more meetings in Teams Chat, we’re finding a great fringe benefit: We literally get minutes of those chats for free. We can cut down on having the same conversations multiple times with multiple people just by sharing those minutes. However, copying and pasting is currently finickity, so my idea is to add a feature to support this directly.


    1. Click a button at the start of chat which says “Minute meeting.” When participants enter that chat, they see a banner which says “This meeting is being minuted and will be shared.” A second “Copy Minutes…

    4 votes
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  16. Pin chat

    Ability Pin a chat on the Teams smartphone app.
    This exists in the desktop app but isn’t reflected on the mobile app.

    5 votes
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  17. Chatvenster losmaken

    Net zoals messenger bij Facebook, zou het een voordeel zijn wanneer het chatvenster los kan worden geplaatst naast de Teams, zodat je kan chatten met iemand in 1 venster en ondertussen een bestand kan bewerken of iets anders kan bekijken in het Teams-deel.

    2 votes
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  18. GET RID OF OOO POP UPS

    It is RIDICULOUSLY annoying that Out of Office Pop Ups appear for EVERY PERSON WHO IS OUT OF OFFICE every 3 seconds. Do you realize how often people in govt. TRAVEL? How many of those things pop up constantly? How f*ing annoying it is that they WILL NOT GO AWAY?? What MORON at MS thought it was a good idea to make them persistent?

    4 votes
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  19. Ability to email .gov email addresses.

    Emailing people from within my organisation without govteams would be very helpful.

    4 votes
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  20. Chat History function when adding +1 user to an existing one on one chat

    Allow "chat history" function when adding a single user to a pre-established 1:1 chat with another user. Right now I can only add or remove chat history once I already have a group of three or more, not when I add a single user to an existing 1:1 chat with another user.

    17 votes
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