Performance has been and continues to be a big focus area for Teams. One main area we have made improvements in is responsiveness for the most frequent user actions of switching between Chat, Channel, and Activity. We are also focused on reducing resource consumption and application load time. More improvements are on the way.
This is still being worked upon and making good progress! Stay tuned for additional updates.
Microsoft, this is becoming a joke, your own customers are building this capability in a day or two with browser extensions for Chrome and FF. You say you are serious about competing with Slack but then do stupid stuff like this. Its like fumbling at the 1 yard line...
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.
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`”