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.
Having a separate discussion with a select few outside of teams does work in some occasions. However, when you have a team established (for whatever project) it is extremely helpful to make sure all conversations related to the project are housed in same space. So having the ability to select which individuals need to be part of which channel of the specific Team would be a great value added (and in my case a huge need).
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.
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`”
The 'reply' box in the "Conversations' screen of the Teams tab is currently way too intrusive. As a result, it becomes very difficult to follow the conversation and makes it look very messy. If you could just remove the Reply box and add a small button to the same area where the 'Like' and 'Save' buttons live, it would streamline and clean-up the whole look and experience. Thank you! :)