Hey guys, thanks for the feedback – we hear you loud and clear. After talking this over with the Engineering team, I confirmed this will remain on the backlog and we are actively considering how to accelerate.
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I'm a front-end developer on a Mac, frustrated with the keyboard issues and wanting to switch to Linux instead. But my team uses MS Teams, so I'm stuck. (I'd rather suffer the keyboard issues than switch to Windows, even with WSL).
This is closely related to the #1 UX/Design feature request: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/17408641-please-create-a-professional-compact-chat-layout
This suggestion is still planned. I don’t have further updates on timing, but will share as we have them. Thanks.
May I suggest adding a new "Chat" channel type where the view is more compact (and chat-oriented), like Slack? This would allow keeping the old format for those who want it - maybe call the existing view "Flow" or something.
Our team is switching to Teams from Slack, but I'm afraid our online text-oriented meetings will suffer in the current forum-like view. Socially, a chat-like view feels more like sitting around a table and talking, whereas Team's current layout feels more like a bulletin board.
This feature is still being reviewed by the feature team. No decision has been made yet. I’ll keep you posted.
The primary problem to me is that Teams channels work more like old-school forums and less like chat rooms.
If a new type of "Chat" channel could be created (formatted like Slack channels), then Chats/Teams tabs could be merged.
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.
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`”