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.
This item is still under review by the feature team. I have no details as to when a decision might happen.
This feature request is working its way through the backlog queue. No new details are available yet.
We are working on a design with more density in mind. Until this design is solidified we are putting this item back to Under Review.
Once your tenant is using UPS (unified presence service), you should no longer have issues where DND changes back to available.
If you are on UPS, and are experiencing this issue, it would be super helpful if you can capture logs by typing Ctrl + Shift + Alt + 1, and send the file from your downloads folder along with any details to firstname.lastname@example.org.