ya this kind of sucks. The little topical replying is a neat idea but it's too "strong".. and causes for such a big mess in the rooms. And the Activity view is really hard to follow it seems. We frequently lose sight of what someone posted. Again, compare to Slack for usability. It's way easier to visually see what activity is happening there.
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Hate to be the bearer of bad news. This item has been declined. There will be no work to hide or remove the reply button.
As many people have commented, a big ask is to help improve how people distinguish between giving a reply and starting a new message.
For that the focus will be on this item. “Better visual delineation between `Reply` and `Start a new conversation`”
And another thing, relating to replying. With Slack you basically end up with the cursor in the area to type. With MS Teams, you always have to make sure to click in that stupid reply area, (and of course in the right one).. that gets annoying.. tied together with the requirement to always hit a button to see the newest messages.
Replying to what Craig wrote... Slack now has threaded conversations, and I think their approach is cleaner than what MS did. The thread actually shows up on the side, and only visible for the user when they click on it. And each posted message has the option to leave it just within the thread, or also make it broadcast into the channel. The MS Teams way of doing it is just too much and confusion for our users.
For example, I don't want to see everyone's icons and then also their names.. I would want to set my view to be "compact" and just show up with 1 liners showing who sent the message, and followed by the message.. on one line.
Definitely. Some simply arrow icon ,or a small "REPLY" text kind of to the left of the message would be nice. And in general, other things to make the entire display more compact (possibly an optional view setting for the users) would make this nicer. For example, when maximizing it sadly does not fill the entire width of the window. There seems to be some maximum message width. Remove that please; let them go as wide as the window is.
This request has been declined by the feature team.
Private channels may help with items such as this request once they are released. The Private channel topic is tracked at http://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/16911079
Please note the handling of “Guest Accounts” is a separate ask and can be found at: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/16911109-guest-access
The request about “Guest Access at the Channel” level is being tracked by this request: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/31374577-guest-access-should-be-implemented-at-the-channel
Thank you all for the feedback.
Hi.. was just going to look for a topic like this. It's kind of a bug actually.. I invite members to the Team.. OK.. (even though it's public.. why do users not see it until invited?? weird) but then within a channel, if you send a message @channelName it just sends it to EVERYONE in the team. That's not cool. It should only send to people who are in the channel. And so obviously people need to be able to control their notifications of each channel. by default, (TAKE SLACK AS EXAMPLE PLEASE!) the user should not be notified of anything unless it's for them, or for a channel they are following or something. I'd error on the side of FEWER notifications than too many. Right now we have a problem because EVERYONE gets notified if anyone uses an @channel mention.
This feature item is still in the works. We will keep you posted as we have new info from the feature team.
Same as for other issues. Do what Slack does. :) In the minimum. Then go beyond. Maybe you guys should all become USERS of Teams.. it seems like you're not or these things would naturally come up internally. If you want to connect with someone (and you do it often) you should be able to have their name listed right there (again, just like Slack). And there is another effort to put Chat and Channels in the same entity.. that would go along perfectly so there isn't this other separation.. again, like Slack.
And as usual, stop worry about why customers would want to do this. Expect customers to use your product in ways you never thought and just make them possible.
And at the same time, showing presence would be nice. By the way, the presence aside from possibly showing when they are in a meeting, should default to showing a user as away if there is no keyboard or mouse activity for some amount of time, rather than just showing them in the chat app.
We know you are patiently waiting for this feature. This feature is being implemented in stages. Fast tenant switching is currently in testing both internally and with early customers. We expect to release to the public in the Fall. I’ll post an update once it’s rolling out.
Full multi-tenant, multi-user support will be added after fast tenant switching.
Do what Slack does. :) You can be logged into however many "teams" you want. And again, why are you asking what kind of work that would require that? It's not for Microsoft to understand why customers would want to do something. It's a feature that is being requested. And it's also a feature that is currently handled by all the main competitors like Slack and Google Hangouts.
The comments thus far seem to touch in a couple of different definitions of this ticket.. some about you being involved in multiple "tenants" (which I guess would translate into multiple Office 365 business accounts) and some that are talking about having external parties connected (not included in the tenant's Office 365 account).. but both are legit and necessary and both are supported by Slack.
This is like Slack's ability to very easily let the user be on different "teams" or "companies" at the same time. Unfortunately with MS confusing terms of a generic "Team" and all this, that's going to be harder to explain, but having multiple O365 "Accounts" I guess is missing.
The feature team is still reviewing, there is lots of discussion about this item and I hope to have a decision soon.
#1 - There are a lot of much easier things requested that are needed to make Teams more complete.
#2 - Adding some simple Email functionality would be huge though, eliminating the need to have Outlook web (which is awful) open, or Outlook desktop for those people who don't need a heavy mail client. Imagine.. they basically just do everything within Teams. Pretty slick!
This feature request has moved to the planning stage. There have also been several small updates that have gone out already, as well.
I’ll keep you posted as I hear more about coming updates.
Yes this is extremely useful when you want to take a quick note for yourself, and jump onto another computer or phone or whatever and see the text right there.