Microsoft Teams on the desktop will let users reply to specific messages next month

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Microsoft Teams is working on some important updates that will improve the overall user experience. Indeed, the company is adding quoted replies, an expanded emoji picker, and more, as reported by the German website Dr. Windows.

Microsoft Teams is updating its desktop app with the ability to quote and reply to specific messages in a 1:1 chat or channels, making it easier to understand the context of the message, especially in larger group chats. It’s a pretty handy feature that the Teams mobile app has already offered for a while, so it makes sense that Microsoft is now planning to bring it to the desktop experience.

Microsoft is also working on an expanded emoji update that should offer users “more fun and expressiveness” in its Teams collaboration platform. As promised last month, the company is increasing the number of emojis in Microsoft Teams from 85 to more than 800. In addition, the app is adding a skin tone selector, category selector, as well as a shortcode picker to the built-in emoji picker.

Finally, the Redmond giant is collaborating with its key partners to add third-party digital signature support to the new Approvals App in Teams. This means that users will be able to create their e-signature approval using 3rd party providers such as Adobe Sign and DocuSign natively within the Approval app.

The Microsoft 365 roadmap listings hint at a possible release in April 2021, with the features currently being categorized as being under development. Obviously, that’s always subject to change since Microsoft keeps pushing these timelines quite often. We will keep an eye on the roadmap to keep you updated, so be sure to stay tuned for more updates.