The option to “discard” suggested contacts in your chat list is rolling out to users. We will be making further changes to make suggested contacts more relevant for new users in the future as well, so marking as partially completed. Thanks for your patience with this one.
~Alex & the Teams team
As you can see from the previous comments, no one is looking for improvements to this. It is a useless feature that wastes screen space and is just one more thing we have to avoid accidentally clicking on.
There are no circumstances under which this feature could ever be useful. No one is looking for a third party’s (Microsoft’s) opinion on who they should be talking to within their organization in order to do their job.
My list of "suggested contacts" is full of people I either don't know or who don't work here any more. I do NOT want to accidentally message them. I can't really think of a reasonable use case for this feature in the first place. It smells like linkedin feature creep.
We are getting closer… the team is almost ready to rollout MacOS notification support internally for testing – we hope to have it to the public by the end of this quarter.
This is the most important missing feature in Teams. It's right up there with an option to auto-hide gifs.