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  1. Help us SEARCH and FIND things in Teams

    We want improvements to search:

    CTRL+F SHORTCUT
    I wanto to find messages inside a chat or channel with CTRL+F.
    It’ll allow me to quick search messages in a specific conversation.

    PARITY TO SKYPE SEARCH
    Like in Skype chat, we need to be able to search text strings from conversations

    IMPROVE SEARCH RESULTS VIEW
    I feel as though the conversation view looks a bit cluttered as is, and conversation threads are not as readily identifiable as I had hoped they would be. Some suggestions are: Add the ability to include a Topic Header for a conversation so that you can easily…

    574 votes
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      under review  ·  64 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add search to channel

      Add a search bar specific for a channel (with keyboard shortcut)

      45 votes
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        3 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        You can search inside a specific channel by going to the channel, putting your search term in the search bar, then pressing enter on your keyboard. Then, you’ll see below the search bar a little tab that says “In this channel”. If you click that, you’ll see all the search results for the term in that specific channel.

        If you have any questions, just tweet me at @skprufo.

        Suphatra

      • Search previous messages

        I know this is new but "Search" is very fundamental to the success of any product. When messages gets pretty long and you remember that you had this conversation before, you search for it. Right now, I don't see a way to search previous messages.

        40 votes
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          8 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Take me to the target message: Search performance in chats

          Searching for something works (mostly), however if the thing you're search for is sufficiently far back in time, then it's nigh impossible to actually get results back. Clicking the message says "go to chat to see the rest", but clicking on that does nothing but take you back to the chat at the current time, rather than the target message. If you bookmark the message and try to get at the location in chat via that, then the client just lags and eventually crashes. (while chewing up 100% CPU) Tried the desktop client (developer preview), web client Chrome, web client…

          34 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Improved search that searches through everything

            If I´m trying to use Teams as my main hub of communications it would be handy if teams search can search for anything and everything.

            It would search my emails, files, chats, team discussions, groups, sharepoint etc. Basically the extent of my O365 reach.

            To many times a file can´t be found as you can´t remember where you put it, to many times you can´t remember if the discussion was via teams, email or chat etc.

            32 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Chat search feature

              It would be nice to be able to search a chat for a keyword or phrase to make it quicker to look back for something

              31 votes
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                3 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Search capability in chats

                I'd like to be able to have search capability (Ctrl-F) in chats

                25 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  we have this!  ·  v-brorob responded

                  You can search your messages by typing your search term into the search bar, and then clicking the “messages” tab that is directly underneath the search bar. You can also get to search using Alt + E.

                • channel search

                  Add a search box into each channel so i can search all conversations within that channel only including all history of the channel.

                  13 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Find in Conversation

                    Ideally there'd be a way to search / find / filter directly in conversation pane. The search on the upper left of chat just shows me conversations where it appears but I want to navigate and highlight each occurrence of a search string within a conversation thread - particularly long ones with long comments where my name is mentioned.

                    12 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Search on Partial Names

                      I'd like to be able to search on partial names. For instance, if I'm looking for "Robert Smith", when I type in "Rob" I may get 20 people proposed. I want to be able to type in "Rob S" and get Roberts with a last name starting with S. However, the search currently does an exact match. So "Robert" != "Rob" and "Robert Smith" falls out of the results.

                      Given names in Teams:
                      "Robert Adams", "Rob Dean", "Robert Nice", "Robert Smith"

                      As is:
                      "Rob" matches "Robert Adams", "Rob Dean", "Robert Nice", "Robert Smith"
                      "Rob S" matches no results

                      Would like: …

                      11 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • planner

                        In the Planner is impossible search.
                        How can I find any text, ...

                        10 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Search content by partial strings

                          We are not able to use a partial string when searching in conversations or for names of files shared in conversations. Example: file name is "Collaboration Productivity Overview." I can use one of these words and find the file, but I cannot use part of a word such as "collab" or "Prod" and locate the file. It finds onlt references that used these exact characters. This becomes a problem when we are looking for reference to a client, whose name is spelled in several different ways by different users. If we could enter just the first few letters, or use…

                          9 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • search

                            When you search for a team, then click on a team, the navigation pane does not move to that team so you can't see the channels. You still have to manually find the team in the list to see the channels within the team.
                            Clicking search result should make the navigation pane jump to that team and expand it to see the channels.

                            9 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Search Results "Go to the chat" link should take you to the result entry within the relevant chat

                              currently the "Go to the chat" link when you're viewing a Search Result takes you to the end of the chat.
                              It should bring you to the right date and time, so that you can see the search result in the context of the conversation.

                              9 votes
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                                4 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • It would be helpful to be able to search Subject Lines or # identified words

                                It would be helpful to be able to search by Subject Line or to be able to mark key words with a # to search later. When I search for #, any words that I have marked with # would show up.

                                8 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Searching - go to chat

                                  When I finally find the message that contains a phrase that I was searching, I would like to see it in a wider context. By clicking 'go to chat' I understand 'go to chat, where the phrase was found'. Now 'go to chat' leads me to the last message from the chat.

                                  7 votes
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                                  • Improve the Teams search tool

                                    When I search a keyword, I would like to have all the Teams that contains that keyword in the Team name.

                                    7 votes
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                                    • Searching

                                      Would like to be able to search within a chat and across chats easily. Searching within a chat is not possible and searching across chats is

                                      6 votes
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                                      • Channel search results should open the whole thread

                                        When searching for something from a channel conversation, the results returned are atomic, so I cannot find the whole context of the thread.

                                        Repro steps:
                                        1) Have a conversation in a channel about a complex topic (in this case, using a VPN)
                                        2) Allow several other conversations to happen in channel, where scrolling is no longer a convenient way to find it
                                        3) Search for your old conversation by keyword
                                        4) Select the proper result in the search results pane

                                        Expected: You are now at that post in the conversation
                                        Currently: A lot of results are in the "main" pane,…

                                        6 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • control f fuctionality

                                          a way to search within the window you have open.

                                          Similar to browser functionality and word/excel

                                          6 votes
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