1,151 votesArthur PRUDENT commented
Please reconsider this feature which has become the norm in IM apps (Slack, Messenger, Whatsapp, Snapchat etc.)!
This feature request is still being reviewed. The team is working hard to make numerous changes with regards to notifications, but they haven’t forgotten about this item.
I hope to have more details soon.
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`”
Adding any emoji as a reaction remains under review.
I am marking this as partially done to let you know a new reactions bar with Like, Heart, Laugh, Surprised, Sad, and Angry has begun rolling out to all users.
We have been iterating on different designs and are starting to test internally. I don’t have a timeframe but will keep you posted.
Thanks for following our suggestion to vote this up on SharePoint. It worked! SharePoint has confirmed that they have already started working on this and I’ll be getting an ETA from them after the holidays. -Suphatra
This item is still on the backlog.
We’re currently working on defining a compact mode experience. I will post more details when we have more to share.