The team has not made a decision on whether to move forward with this feature. We will update when we have new status to share.
An error occurred while saving the commentJoel Sanderson commented
Agreed, having these separate is a huge usability problem. Suphatra, please encourage the designers to take this advice and the advice of removing all the extra space around everything (too big margins everywhere, unneeded reply buttons, varying background and box colors). Let people focus on the content of the chats, not navigating around and worrying that they missed something.
Thank you for your feedback. The team is currently planning for this work, we will share an update as soon as one is available.
Adding email as a left tab panel remains under review. We are working on adding several Teams and email integrations:
- Share to Teams: Share a copy of an email and any attachments into a chat or channel directly from Outlook
- Share to Outlook: Share a copy of a channel or chat conversation via email directly from Teams
- Actionable Teams Activity Emails: Teams missed activity emails display the latest replies and allow you to reply directly from Outlook
See this post for more information: