We acknowledge the demand for this capability and are exploring the best possible solutions to enable this.
Please get this in. As our organization moves more into Teams and moves Skype functionality into Teams, this is becoming a huge pain point. Having to move back and forth between my meeting, my teams channels, and chat is annoying and slows me down. I often will chat with people while viewing a screen share in a meeting and this makes me go back and forth to keep seeing what is presented. If nothing else, allow me to open multiple instances of the Teams desktop app.
Just to pile on with an additional comment. For those of us with multiple monitors and a lot of screen space, being able to have multiple windows is critical for efficient usage. I typically use in Skype one window for my meeting request while I work and chat on the other monitor. With teams, the needs is even greater since Teams puts even more functionality into one application.
I totally agree. They have the toggle for the microphone, but nothing for speakers. So you have to turn off all sound on your computer to prevent a feedback loop. And then remember to turn your sound on later to hear notifications and other things. It would be much better to have a no audio join option like Skype has.
The feature team has this on their backlog officially now. We don’t have any timing to share at this point, but we will keep you posted.
Alex & the Teams team
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We also would like this to be like Skype has for the mobile app. When joining on a cell phone, especially in the car, you want it to call you over an audio line instead of using a data connection as it is more reliable. Having to manually dial the phone number poses the issue of avoiding death if you're already driving and need to join a meeting.
We are still considering this feature for future releases, and will continue to update the status when it changes.
Just to add to the list. The ability to archive is important. We spin up channels to talk through a project or design issue and we need a way for them not to clutter everything up after they are done. Ideally, it would be somewhere we could still go back to for reference. So either a way to have an "archived" section of a Team or even the ability to move it to a new Team that we create just for the purpose of storing Archived threads.
I think this is a critical feature to implement. We have started using teams and I'm getting a bunch of new teams and channels. While there are a few where I want to know right away if something new is there and I use favorites and notifications, there are several where I want to just go and look when I have down moments. And I do not want to have to expand and collapse every team looking for bold channels. The ability to do a quick unread filter that shows just the teams and channels with new messages, auto expanded, and hides everything else would be a large productivity gain for me.