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:
We are working on a design with more density in mind. Until this design is solidified we are putting this item back to Under Review.
Item 1 and 2 are Under Review.
Item 3 has been Completed.
I’ll keep you posted as I hear more on this request.
First... this is not a stupid thing. I think it is essential so that long conversations don't make you scroll like crazy. Please use the search feature.
Regarding the 'hiding', I think you can make the hiding more obvious by drawing a BOLD outline to the non-hidden messages and a dotted outline to indicate a continuation of the conversation.
if you have an existing post that you want to show in a different channel, you can edit the message and cross-post. This will add the top-level post to the different channel, but will not include the full set of replies. We will keep this request in mind as we evolve the cross-posting feature in the future and update if the status changes.
Details on cross posting can be found here: https://support.office.com/article/cross-post-a-channel-conversation-in-teams-9c1252a3-67ef-498e-a7c1-dd7147b3d295.
We have been iterating on different designs and are starting to test internally. I don’t have a timeframe but will keep you posted.
Highlighting the recent unnoticed replies with a glowing background should be good I guess.
In the comments, some have suggested for 'reply to conversation' be default. I think this would be wrong assumption. Depending on what type of team, work and chat-group you have, conversations may not be as frequent as independent messages to the group.
This feature remains under review.
This will be a nice feature. I figure it is similar to setting rules for emails in outlook. As an extension, I would also ask to keep the notification for messages tagging me on the screen till I click any of pending notifications.