We’re currently working on defining a compact mode experience. I will post more details when we have more to share.
The red notification badge that appears on the Activity tab on the left when there's an unread chat or channel message seems to be somewhat unresponsive or "sticky". When I switch to the chat or channel window and have the new messages displayed on my screen, I expect the red unread badge to update and disappear. Currently it feels like I have to click on the message a couple of times or explicitly click the Activity tab and read the notifications in order to make the red dot go away.
This feature is still being reviewed by the feature team. No decision has been made yet. I’ll keep you posted.
Agreed. I feel like the Threaded format is unintuitive to most users, especially anybody familiar with literally any chat application in history, not just Slack - Skype, AIM, IRC, Jabber, etc. It's an awkward communication design that forces users in a channel to constantly think in terms of multiple partitioned conversation threads, rather than one single continuous chatroom. We get lots of complaints from team members not getting notified of new messages in a channel because people forget they need to @ the Team, and folks naturally want to just send messages with the main "Start a new conversation" text box instead of using their mouse to click Reply on a thread.
I understand the idea behind threading but to reiterate it's unintuitive to most people and since there's "regular" chatting in the Chat view it seems silly to not at least have the option for that modality in Teams view.
I’m excited to share that I got to use this in our experimental settings the other day. We’ve built it and are testing it internally. I’ll let you know once it moves up in the validation rings!
Agreed. We've encountered the following problem:
If you type "@ABC" to tag the members of the ABC team when posting a new message in a Channel, and hit SPACE instead of using ENTER to select ABC from the pop-up selection list, the "@ABC" does not become a "tag" but instead stays plain text, and the members of the channel don't receive the notification.
If the name that's typed after the @ sign is an exact match of a user, team, or channel name, then it should always automatically become a tag when the message is sent. It's much more natural to just type the name and hit spacebar to proceed with your message, rather than having to remember to explicitly make a selection when prompted.
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The zoom feature has released to the public ring. Using CRTL + or CTRL – zoom in and out on a Windows PC.
I need to correct the information I provided last month about MAC. It appears the MAC version is still in testing and hasn’t yet gone out to the public. It is “In Testing” but will be coming to the public soon!
The item tracking this specific update can be found at: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/admin/v3/suggestions/16933183/activity
There now is a UI element that tells you your current zoom level and a Setting within the UI to preset your zoom preference.
Since the zoom feature could very well cover the vast majority of user needs, based on the majority of comments and feedback, I will flag this item as Partially Done.
Thank you for all the feedback and support!
OSX Teams just updated to version 0.7.00.3101 (released today, Feb 3) and Ctrl +/- is not doing anything.
Agreed. This is Accessibility 101.
This request is still being considered by the feature team but a final decision has not yet been made. I’m still awaiting more details.
My vote on this issue is to express my dislike for how the Threading is implemented and enforced. I don't necessarily think it should be *removed* as I can see the value in it for some, but I want an option to disable it and convert Channels to regular chat format.
The ability to turn off emojis is still being worked upon.
Also, there is work to create a compact mode which will also help reduce white space… which in turn will impact some of the complaints are far as wasted space from the emojis as well, that have been voiced in the comments.
Stay tuned for more details.
Agree. I would like an option to disable "enlarge emoticons if there's no text".
Such an absurd design choice on MS's part to make them gigantic in that arbitrary situation. Perhaps it's driven by the same code that handles the stickers, which IIRC can't be sent with text in the same message. Still... giant animated emoticons are so ugly and distracting.
We’re pleased to confirm the Teams client for Linux will be available in preview by the end of this calendar year, enabling people who use Linux client at work or in educational institutions to collaborate with others on Teams. Users will be able to install native Linux packages in .deb and .rpm formats.