We are working on a design with more density in mind. Until this design is solidified we are putting this item back to Under Review.
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Lets not beat around the bush and state the obvious: This resistance by Microsoft to change the space wasting design is probably due to some internal directive to that makes the Touch experience the primary requirement.
Teams as it stands is not designed for your traditional kb+m user, but Surface users. You can see the same thing with the recent Outlook re-design (increase in useless whitespace, BIG buttons).