We are happy to announce that the New Conversation Button has started to roll to the general public, and should be rolled out 100% over the next week or so. We will share another update as soon as one is available.
We are working on a design with more density in mind. Until this design is solidified we are putting this item back to Under Review.
An error occurred while saving the commentMatthew Aznoe commented
Absolutely agree with all comments here. I like my messaging window to be visible on a portion of my screen without interfering with the rest of my work (Visual Studio, my browser, SQL studio, etc.) Therefore screen real estate is at a premium.
There should also be an option to display emoticons and images as smaller images or thumbnails that you can click to expand if you so choose.