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    Bart Read commented  · 

    Again, in this remote first world, and particularly with people pairing on different tasks, the ability for both of them to screenshare with eachother at the same time would be invaluable. This isn't a transient requirement either. After lockdown we will continue to be a remote first company.

    At the moment the only alternative I'm aware of that does offer this functionality is Zoom. Zoom is far from ideal due to security concerns and questions around its Chinese operations and possible connections to the government there.

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    Thank you for your feedback! We are updating this as “Partialy Done” as our first step to solving for pinned posts has been released! Pinned posts allows users from a team to pin a message for everyone in the channel to be able to easily reference. While any message can be pinnable, we expect our users to use this feature to pin information like channel guidelines or important announcements. We know this doesn’t solve all pinning scenarios, and that there is still a need to make this easier for users to find, especially within the message list. We will share another update as soon as it is available.

    To learn more about showing channel info in Teams, please visit https://support.microsoft.com/office/show-channel-info-in-teams-61c3319d-a2c0-4b60-99b9-3226b9e248f9.

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    Bart Read commented  · 

    Please add this feature. We have moved to a remote first working model and plan to stay this way even after COVID-19 has passed.

    This means we're making more and more use of asynchronous, written communication as opposed to synchronous meetings, because we've found that too many video calls leaves many of the team feeling drained.

    As a result of this find ourselves creating channels for specific purposes, particularly around conversations or processes where regular updates are required. Within these channels we often want to pin a message at the top of the pane with links to related documentation (designs, shaping outputs, customer feedback, Sharepoint folder links, etc.).

    This means that everyone can easily find information they need without having to search, manage bookmarks themselves, etc.

    You haven't posted any update on this since September last year so can you please let us know what's going on?

    With so many now working remotely I'd suggest this needs to jump quite a long way up the priority list.

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    Bart Read commented  · 

    Sending on ENTER is extremely annoying, and it doesn't help that the behaviour on ENTER changes when you enter a bulleted list or preformatted text.

    I've lost count of the number of times I've sent a message when I wanted to add a new paragraph, and this can actually be a pretty serious problem.

    1. You send the message unedited, people read it and start responding to it.
    2. They end up responding to an incomplete thought: it's unhelpful and can side-track debate.
    3. People may not notice or read your edited message.
    4. All of the above leads to time wasted due to misunderstandings and clarifications.
    5. All of the above problems are exacerbated when you're using Teams to communicate about an incident, where accurate and clear communication is key because people are under pressure to get the incident resolved as quickly as possible.

    Please at least offer the option to disable ENTER as the shortcut to send a message, or offer CTRL+ENTER to send as per Outlook which, after all, is also part of the Office 365 suite and predates Teams by a couple of decades. Let's try to get some consistency across the tools here, please!

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