Capability to automatically detect the at symbol "@" for mentions (maybe against a collection of 'contacts') and the ability to detect the pound symbol '#' for hashtag creation.
Currently, the Avatar property is a string for a path, this is problematic and only support two scenarios (file and uri paths).
I'm requesting that this be changed to be of type ImageSource, which matches the paradigm used by all other Image controls in Xamarin.Forms. This would allow stream and byte sources as well as file and uri paths.
This doesn't have to be a breaking change, you can use an implicit conversion just like Xamarin.Forms Image source does. The only disruption would be if anyone assigned the string value in code instead of a binding.
The Conversational UI is a nice control , but it is limited. The Following will make life easier for the developer .
1) A Custom Template that can allow the user add buttons and customize the send button , like whatsup does, it has "Voice Note" , "Image Attachments" etc..
2) Also allow the user to be able to add images on the chat control itself.
This would allow the user to set advanced Entry properties and layouts. One such use case was requested: Set the Entry's MaxLength and add an inline "215/300" to inform the user of how many characters are left for that message.