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 know many of you are waiting for a Teams client for Linux, and we’re pleased to confirm we’re actively working on it. Stay tuned for more information.
We’re currently working on defining a compact mode experience. I will post more details when we have more to share.
~AlexMatthew 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.