This suggestion is still planned. I don’t have further updates on timing, but will share as we have them. Thanks.
Don't waste your time yall. Buy Slack/Flock/Chanty. Even SoundCloud comments section feels better than Microsoft Teams chats.
Submitted the survey. Things looking pretty good regarding to the Team/Channel layout, but there is still nothing about the Chat pane itself!
I seconded Kris motion (below me), mimicking Slack is enough for now. It will not be a creative decision, but it WILL give Teams a Fighting chance, if what we have now is what All Ms. Team can offer, it will be dead soon, it will be not a better alternative for Mail.
FIX. THE. CHAT. LAYOUT.
Are this compact mode will make the app easier to load? my current app that installed on my Windows 7 machine is sluggish compared to, say, Slack. Apart from that, in supporting this original post intention, I would very much like for Ms. team UI to be more simplified. Current setting is just not simple enough for senior workers to be able to adapt. You can take notes from Flock design but with better space management.
I agree on this. It's quite confusing for senior employee to differentiate between "start a new conversation" or to simply reply an existing conversation, why don't just make it look like Slack? it's simpler.
Hi Everyone – thank you for your patience. As was commented by someone below, Suphatra is no longer at Microsoft, but rest assured we are working on this feature.
What's better than Microsoft Team chat/team pane?
SoundCloud comments. It's sleek, simple and fast.
God they did it better than Microsoft. I wish I have that on Ms. Teams.
I don't think they ever give people their update timeline on Uservoice. So don't hold your breath.
Safe to say it will not be released this year.
Thanks for the feedback.
We are considering a number of ways to better integrate experiences across Teams, Outlook, and other apps. However, we don’t have any specifics to share on this request.
The feature team is still reviewing, there is lots of discussion about this item and I hope to have a decision soon.