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LSNCM
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Hello,

 

I've read a number of forum posts that state this is not possible. That's more than a little confusing, given that here on the forum, new conversations are on top and then the conversation itself runs with the newest conversation at the bottom. I like Teams and appreciate what it gives me and my coworkers, but it makes itself more difficult to use than it should. Please add this. Looking through the forums and general search history, it's not an uncommon request. 

 

Thanks,

Luke

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Hi!
This request is posted on the teams uservoice and has been declined!

I would suggest to vote for it anyway, cause they might think about this again if the number of votes go up!

https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/16951462-sort-conversations-so...

Adam

@LSNCM the logic is that Teams is a chat tool rather than a forum. In a chat tool you expect to be writing a new message at the bottom and then see a history of messages above that, like WhatsApp, Slack, iMessage etc. You still scroll downwards as your view starts at the oldest unread message.

 

Alerts are shown in newest->oldest should be keeping you informed about anything addressed to you, when you are visiting a channel you are expected to be wanting to see all the activity since you lasted visited.

 

 

@Steven Collier I don't know about yours, but my iMessage shows most recent conversations first, and once expanded and/or opened, each new message is at the bottom. Same with the forum here. That's the standard for very chat program I've every used, from ICQ and AIM on. 

@adam deltinger Done! I saw that before I posted and couldn't believe that the developers took two years to decline it. The logic that has been presented here and elsewhere is pretty faulty, in my mind. Ah well.

@LSNCM as does the chat area within Teams.

 

I assume you are referring to channel conversations, these are considered a single thread rather than a series of conversations, there's no separate view of conversations only, so the thread is oldest to newest.

(Sorry late to the party) But Stephen, they are a series of conversation in the channels and not one long conversation, hence the ability to 'reply' in the individual posts.

Seems like some wires are getting crossed.

The entire Conversations UI needs to be flipped; put the "new Conversation" field at the top and sort the conversations so the newest appear at the top.

 

I would at least like the option to set it up like this. Too many people think it's a chatroom and just start new conversations when they should be replying.

@Steven Collier 

 

I think it is extremely short sighted to think of Teams conversations as just chats. If you had the ability to sort / filter / search by date / person / subject / keywords, Teams would be even more useful than it currently is. Being able to quickly find those nuggets of ideas / problems / solutions to whatever the team is mandated to work on days or weeks after the conversations happened, is where the gold is in this tool in my opinion. Comparing to WhatsApp/Slack is selling Teams short.  

 

Teams seemed to be aspiring to much more than chat. I hope the product team change their mind on this point. They should be shooting higher... 

  

@Renato_DeGasperis Search is very effective in Teams, type something in to the box at the top of the screen then use the filter funnel to narrow your results. See ...

 

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This thread is about people asking to change the default order that messages appear in a channel, not search and filtering.

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