Now that Slack has closed off its IRC and XMPP gateways, MS should add it to Teams to teach them a lesson. It would be a great value added feature & used to lure customers away from Slack.
The ability to turn off emojis is still being worked upon.
Also, there is work to create a compact mode which will also help reduce white space… which in turn will impact some of the complaints are far as wasted space from the emojis as well, that have been voiced in the comments.
Stay tuned for more details.
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.
Just build all the features into the browser including video, calling, etc. That would eliminate any need for a thick client. I thought this is why the web was invented, no?
Don't forget an IRC gateway like Slack has. Not Linux specific, but generally related.