Technology giant, Microsoft, has started rolling out a “New Conversation” button into Team Channels experience.
The addition is to better separate new conversations from thread replies in Teams channels.
Principal Project Manager at the company, Vincent Bellet, announced the innovation in a new post on LinkedIn.
“Our challenge was to fix a clear usability issue without bringing any friction for content creators and people willing to engage by responding to a message. We spent a lot of energy to find the right balance between qualitative and quantitative feedback to get to today’s milestone. I am very excited to introduce this change worldwide, hope you will welcome this change too!” he explained.
The new feature replaces the “Start a new conversation” text field and is expected to enhance experience on the Teams collaboration platform.
In its initial stages, the button will be made available to selected Microsoft Teams users and later to the rest of the userbase.
The UserVoice request was posted on their forums in May 2017. Since then, a sum of 9,457 Microsoft Teams users have endorsed the proposal.
Many other users agreed in the comment section that the User Interface needed an upgrade imperative to preventing users from unintentionally starting new conversations in Teams channels.