We’re fixing bugs identified in the comments, and other user reports we’ve received around markdown, but we’ve decided we’re not going to fundamentally change our markdown support.
This is the first time we’ve declined a request, and it didn’t come easily. We weighed this against other important features we’re working on to deliver and we had to make some tough choices.
Really appreciate your understanding on this, and please feel free to ping me if you have any questions, complaints, or need to rant.
I'd like to add my voice to this issue. Replacing markdown code as-you-type is probably what makes this feature so broken. There might be a way to make it work, but if you can't, then please turn off the inline-replacement and spend the time fixing the parser instead.
Most (if not all) people familiar with Markdown expect to see the formatting marks while editing the text. That's the whole point: easy to read, formatted and unformatted.
I for one believe that support for markdown is more important than memes, giphies and emojis combined.
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.
I agree with most of the posts here. Emojis should be off by default on business grade apps. Having a button to insert emojis is arguably acceptable, but replacing what I type with emojis is annoying.
Thanks for listening.
What I'd like is the ability to make voice calls less prominent. When initiating a voice call, the Voice pane takes over and leaves little to no room for anything else. Chatting with others while on a voice call is a useful thing, but the current UI makes it very difficult.
Once I figured out how to have both Chat and Voice panes, the Voice panes is still the one using most of the available space. It seems counter-intuitive to me: I interact very little with the Voice pane (except when it's time to hang up) but I chat a lot while on the talking (to send visual cues of what is being discussed).
Can we make the Chat pane bigger than the Voice pane, or better yet, let users resize them using a resize-handle between them?