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.
when can we see this and other simple features finally added??
Hate to be the bearer of bad news. This item has been declined. There will be no work to hide or remove the reply button.
As many people have commented, a big ask is to help improve how people distinguish between giving a reply and starting a new message.
For that the focus will be on this item. “Better visual delineation between `Reply` and `Start a new conversation`”
This issue is much larger than just the plethora of 8 billion "Reply" buttons. The sheer number of them makes for a noisy UX.
The input and threading model for this software could use a bit of a rethink, methinks.
We have been iterating on different designs and are starting to test internally. I don’t have a timeframe but will keep you posted.
Here's a scenario. Someone comes into a channel and types a bunch of stuff, separating their sentences with a newline. In the current implementation, each of those lines will be a new conversational thread, which would be opposite of the intention.
So far, Teams is not coming across as a well-thought-out experience, and much more like "OMG, let's figure out this Slack thing that all the kids are talking about on those interwebz".
Please put some real UX energy into this.