This is still under review by the feature team.
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.
SuphatraEd Winn commented
This is also a blocker for our team of software devs. Teams has some really nice features, but the markdown support is maddening.
* Copy/Paste markdown doesn't work.
* Can't insert a gif from a ![gifhere](someurl) url
* If you make a mistake while typing a inline code block and go backwards the rest of your message becomes an inline code block
* emojis also don't work that well. :emoji: very few supported and they are all animated. just want plain full emoji set
I understand the various reasons why you would have the markdown support like it is, but would be nice to give the users a checkbox to enable/disable full markdown support.
We’re currently working on defining a compact mode experience. I will post more details when we have more to share.