Just start a "Meet Now" meeting with yourself and then type something in the chat and then close the meeting and the chat will continue to be in your chat history. You've just now created your own personal chat.
Robert Duke commented
This used to be able to be accomplished by saving an individual message from an existing chat, but new versions of Teams have created a new "Saved" list.
My workaround is to start a new Teams meeting Titled "Notes to Self" with just myself as an attendee. Once in the meeting send a single chat message and you will then have the chat history available to you in Recents.
That being said, it would be nice to simply be able to simply add a "Note to Self" option.
This feature already exists, but is non-obvious to find.
How to message yourself on Microsoft Teams: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU_OXbEV5oc
Great way for support agents to take notes while working. Basically another personal folder accessible on all your devices.
Grant Angus commented
Would love this feature to be added. Makes a great way to send a quick message or upload a photo i can refer back to later. Used it a bunch in slack.
Lena Dutoit commented
Shagun Jain commented
A couple of things missing
1. send a message to yourself - it's very to do so in Slack
2. In chat with multiple members - how to notify the whole group? @general, @teams @everyone or whatever - none of this works
Thank you @rajagopal!!!
Click on "Meet now". Start the meeting without anyone in the meet. Send a "hi" in the chat. Leave the meet.
You have your own chat window as a "note to self". Dont forget to pin the chat
My use case: multiple machines with Teams on it, need to transfer a file between them easily.
+1 for sure. To manage personal risk, I need a place to make a time-stamped journal entry that only I can see, and it comes up with my searches. This allows me to search for past personal tags e.g. #lessonslearned_project_1 or #1on1BossMinutes. This also allows me to prepare my conversation messages and then copy and paste them in from the same platform with the same formatting.
The benefit: This helps me keep my boss accountable. He's getting old and forgetful, and I need a way to look back on my notes and keep him honest. Same goes with my project manager, who likes to bully, and this functionality helps me keep him honest with perspective. This also helps me solidify verbal conversations in my head, so that I have an easier time recalling them
For competitive context, Slack allows a user to enter a "chat" message to themselves, which can be searched for at a later date. While I could do this in OneNote or MS Word, it's more frictionless to do it in the chat tool of MS Teams.
Wow, does your software suck.
I need chat with myself.
+1 Need a feature for private chats and send a message to yourself, save private notes/images, etc.
Fight For Your Right For Features commented
my fudge was to create a private channel and not invite anyone so now everyone can see the channel but everyone is left out and sad.
ms you've always had the concept of 'my' why not 'my' chat.
Typical that Microsoft doesn't incorporate needed features from the get go. Quite disappointed since I use this at work, and need to document information for myself on my mobile device. I end up using the wiki and this takes multiple steps and is not quickly available. Signal has the option, why not Teams?
This would be a very useful addition to MS teams. Writing notes, To-Dos, Reminders and many more possibilities all within one tool, Teams. We need not hop over different tools to achieve all of these.
I'd like it because I'm new to Teams and want to try the formatting etc. on a message before I send it to someone, also to keep a note or reminder. Please add it!