This suggestion is still planned. I don’t have further updates on timing, but will share as we have them. Thanks.Andrew Wilson commented
Please move the reply button bringing it in line with the initial post.
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`”
http://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/19224826Andrew Wilson commented
Could you please move the reply button to the same line at the topic. It takes a considerable amount of space and kills flowing conversations.