This feature item is still in the works. We will keep you posted as we have new info from the feature team.
We’re currently working on defining a compact mode experience. I will post more details when we have more to share.
~AlexMartijn van Leeuwen commented
Remove whitespace by not using a block for every bit of text. You can remove at least 25% the used whitespace and have a much cleaner and refined design.
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 acknowledge the customer demand for Private Channels and have been hard at work on it. Private Channels is currently in preview with a select group of customers. We expect to release the feature to the public later this Fall, and will update here when we are starting to roll out to all customers. We appreciate all the feedback you have provided to us on this forum and thank you for your patience.