The feature team is still reviewing, there is lots of discussion about this item and I hope to have a decision soon.
I still want this, I'd prefer to live in Teams all day and not have to swap to Outlook, Skype, Browser, etc. I want this to be my information hub.
Please check “Teams/Skype Consumer chat and calling interop” on the public roadmap at microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters.. for updates.DG commented
I'd prefer to use Teams over Skype all day long. Interface is more pleasant, it's a true information hub, etc, etc. However, I need the ability to have a CONTACTS on the left-hand navbar that I can replicate my Skype Groups/Contacts... similar to how Slack does 1-on-1 chats. Yes, I know there is a CHAT section, but it just doesn't cut it.