Bulk messaging to 1:1 chats

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Hi, I think Teams should have a feature of bulk messaging to 1:1 chats. Often there is a need to send the same message to many users but this message is considered private or the discussion following the message is considered private so channels or group chats are not the way. Great example are HR people that often send messages to the company employees.

What's more, different message can have different receivers group.

E.g. 1: there is a summer trip and a message about a sensitive personal topic has to go through a private message to the people that have signed in for the trip.

E.g. 2: a system administrator collects information how employees manage company's private data locally.

 

So far I found that I can group people into named contact groups (click "Chat" on the left sidebar -> select "Contacts"). This is good - I can group people by a message topic. However:

- I still have to send the same message x times (x = number of people in this contact group) user by user.

- I can add only one person at the time to the new contact group - I would like to enter many @xyz and then click Add button.

- (minor, but helpful) there isn't a group members count number next to the group name. With large groups this is helpful to know that all the x members (x = a number) has been added. 

 

What do you think about this? Maybe there is another way I don't know about to achieve what I need? Every feedback is welcome.

 

 

 

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Hmm, I've found another site microsoftteams.uservoice.com with Teams feature requests. Somebody knows what's the difference between these two?