Support hashtags in channels and DMs
Allow clickable links on #hashtagged items ... in a channel or group, perform a search within that group.
For DMs and conversations, search all of your conversations
This request is still on the backlog.
Even if #hashtags is not possible, some form of being able to tag comment threads would be really great. For example, in one of the Teams I'm in we have just wrapped up a valuable conversation thread that had 35 replies. If we could somehow tag this conversation to search for later that would be great!
Marco Cucinato commented
Using it on Slack, I think it is a very useful tool to find old threads
Linu Raj commented
As an ex Slacker, I miss #hashtags in MS Teams.
Pat Chase commented
we need this functionality
To expand slightly:
Message authors and other users should be able to use tags on individual messages to set relevant contexts. Readers should be able to use tag-based filters for both: setting notifications specific to tags and to filter a channel's history to specific context based on a tag or combination of tags.
This feature would really help us move from short emails to teams, We are in danger of having messy chat streams or numerous new chat teams without it.
Michael Kölbl | RIS GmbH - Gem2Go commented
#hashtags will help in many places
This is definitely a roadblock in adoption. Topical info is often blackholed, tags would help.
Roger Burns commented
In order to get away from email and move to Teams as the internal communication tool hashtags (or other method of applying a category to a "new conversation") is required to easily search for ideas or topics that belong in General or other Channel.
Chris R commented
This is a much needed feature IMHO. (not so humble, actually)
Git-r-done MS Teams Team!
This would be a great way for our team to be able to post a #bestpractice as it comes up and for our members to be able to read the newest #bestpractice as it is posted on the channel. To be able to quick look back at ALL #bestpractices posted this would be an extremely helpful feature.
We're not moving from Yammer until Teams can at least equal it in terms of practical use and not having hashtags makes it unusable for me at the moment.
For instance, throughout the year as we think of items for next years budget, on any group, users simply post their suggestion (in the context of the group/conversation they are in) and add a # "2020 Budget" . Then, come October/November it is childs play for me to do a quick search and pick up all the items across all the groups in the company to make sure I've captured everything that's been considered and asked for throughout the year. MS Teams...not so much, very poor.
#hashtags............ please! it's 2019 bruh 👋
Any update? Even onenote does not have this feature for mac :P
James Truxon commented
just came across this because I assumed this was already a feature... definitely need #tags, please!
Absolutely one of the key updates that could sharply increase usability and enhance user experience. Our team is looking for an easy way to retrieve all conversations cross-channel related to a specific topic. I am actually surprised that this feature is not supported yet. Go #tags!
Ziad Q commented
+1 and I'm speaking on behalf of a team of 100 people here in our organization...
Being able to search by #hashtag or to filter messages in a room and/or team and/or across all teams/rooms that contain a certain #hashtag is absolutely necessary.
Agreed. Without this feature the use of chats has been limited in a business context.
This would be great for searching