This is one of the most annoying features. I was just about to post one, but glad this already exists.
Maybe the options could stick out to the side instead of staying inside the message.
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`”
I agree with making it smaller.
I’m switching the status to Partially Done.
The request for a Preview Team is still in the works. No new information is available at this time.
Team Discoverability is still being worked upon, no details are available at this time. If you support this idea please navigate over to the main topic and vote for it! https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/
Change Prompt: this has been completed
Yes! And not just search, because I don't you can even request to join, but allow a team to be OPEN for everyone in the company.
The only alternatives right now is to either:
A: Create a company wide team and have hundreds of channels under it
B: Add the entire company when you want to create an open team.
Adding any emoji as a reaction remains under review.
I am marking this as partially done to let you know a new reactions bar with Like, Heart, Laugh, Surprised, Sad, and Angry has begun rolling out to all users.