Due to prioritization of other work-items this has been moved to the backlog. We will update when it is being actively worked on again.
Due to a priority shift this request has slipped to the backlog. I hate to bring bad news. I will continue to provide the feature team your feedback and votes.
Hopefully this will move back up in the queue soon.
This item is still on the backlog.
Thanks to everyone who volunteered for testing the Office 365 group calendar. The TAP team will be reaching out as we are closer to being ready.
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.
We’re updating our command library all the time, so keep checking the menu in the command box to see what’s new by typing / or @.
This feature item is still in the works. We will keep you posted as we have new info from the feature team.
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`”
We have been iterating on different designs and are starting to test internally. I don’t have a timeframe but will keep you posted.
We’re currently working on defining a compact mode experience. I will post more details when we have more to share.
~AlexBrian Ballard commented
I'd like to be able to fit more messages into view as it's helpful to have as much context visible as possible without having to scroll a lot. A compact view might help with that. Right now an entire line is used to display the name. Avatars can also take up extra space for one-line messages. Minimalist design can really help here.