We’re currently working on defining a compact mode experience. I will post more details when we have more to share.
Look at Slack - Teams is almost unusable compared to Slack. Even Hip Chat was more usable with regards to information density.
So, a year has come and gone since the first comments on this post, 283 days since someone at MS confirmed that they were working on it.
Two days ago, I re-installed and loaded Teams.
It is barely usable in its current UI. It needs to be tighter, less spaced out and don't have fixed width chat text.
I have 24" high res screens, make use of the screen real estate.
Slack, Hip Chat and even Skype for Business is a more usable experience.
Teams is unusable.
This request is now being reviewed by the feature team! I’ll keep you posted as to the future decision.
Due to prioritization of other work-items this has been moved to the backlog. We will update when it is being actively worked on again.
This is my exact same use case. I can't think of any workround: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/32013925-move-a-channel-to-another-team
Unfortunately it was declined to decline this feature request.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
I’m super excited about this one! This should help the daily user experience tremendously. Looking forward to bringing this to you.
This feature is still on the backlog.
I really like the suggestion of creating an alarm on a message, so you come back to it. I’ve passed this on to our engineering team.
Meanwhile, here’s another feature you can utilize for the same purpose — use our “bookmark” button, which is in the upper right corner of every message. This will save that message or thread directly to your profile. To access your saved messages, just click your face in the upper left corner of the product. You’ll see a tab in the left rail that says “Saved.” This is like a list of little reminders.
Hope that helps! :-)
It is super useful having slash commands like in Slack - as in - /remind #channel about conference call in 45 minutes
To be honest, I find Teams to be severely crippled in SO MANY ways - the lack of slash commands is a major one.
The other crippling thing about Teams is its UI - it is painful and unusable. Just copy the Hip Chat or Slack UI. It solves so many issues in Teams layout. Why force the fixed width of chat text - flow it to the width of the screen. Kill the unnecessary white space. Compact it so it can be useful in communicating and accessing information. Right now, it feels like a phone app being run on my desktop and laptop. I have 24" monitors for a reason. If I wanted to use a tablet app, I'd pull out my iPad or Android tablet.
I do like the channel tabs (for OneNote since the wiki functionality in Teams is pretty much useless with its current feature set.)
I want to love Teams and I applaud Microsoft for trying. But seriously. Somethings got to give. Back to slash command reminder functionality:
USE CASE that Outlook can not address - timely team wide reminders automatically sent to make sure everyone in a specific channel is aware of X in proximity time-wise relevant to when X is going to happen. Example:
/remind #HelpDesk in 15 minutes "Everyone, the file server will be going down at 5:30 pm CST."
And again right before 5:30pm
/remind #HelpDesk at 5:00pm "Everyone, the file server will be going down at 5:30 pm CST."
This is just one usage.
I also use Slack personally in addition to Outlook to remind me of important meetings, appts and other critical items on my calendar.
Just like TV didn't replace the radio, team chat isn't going to replace email and calendar collaboration. We are going to weave these applications together in ways that best suit our individual business needs.
Thus, I use both email and calendar AND Slack to make my work smarter and more efficient.
The slash command changes are still in the works. I hope to have more details to share soon.