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`”
We’re currently working on defining a compact mode experience. I will post more details when we have more to share.
The variable size of conversations also make the UI messy and hard to follow.
Take a look at flowdock and how they display the full flow, it both looks and works much better than the current MT flow
Item 1 and 2 are Under Review.
Item 3 has been Completed.
I’ll keep you posted as I hear more on this request.
It makes finding older messages unnecessarily time consuming.
The entire flow setup needs a total overhaul IMO. Look at how flowdock handles it, much nicer from both UX and UI perspective