To build this idea out further. Currently we can mention @groupname, which reaches all people and @individualuser which reaches the individual users.
What i would like to be able to do is set up @mentiongroups. These would be custom group within the Teams Chat that is composed of individual users that are already in the Team Chat/Group.
An example of how this would work in the workplace. You have a cross function project team and you want to message just the sales team which could be 8 people of 32. Right now i would need to @mention the sales individuals and i don't want to use the @groupname as i don't want to bother all the non relevant people (creates a negative Teams experience). So what i want is the ability to create a custom group '@sales' which means i can now say "Hey @sales, what do you think of the new button on your merchandise ordering PowerApp?"
I totally agree with this option! Team do you think you can import the functionality from Skype or LinkedIn where this feature has already been refined?Simon supported this idea ·
We’re currently working on defining a compact mode experience. I will post more details when we have more to share.
I totally get why the feedback for this idea would be desired but group chats in apps like Discord or WhatsApp tend to be harder to follow. I think the design challenge is how to educate users to use the 'Reply' function to keep the conversation nested against the original topic. So it might be more of an education piece to teach users how to structure the conversation.