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Backup, export, printing, archive options

Can Teams chat and activities data be exported, printed, archived, and backed up/restored? Within Sharepoint or elsewhere? This could be necessary for a few reasons both during projects and for historical records.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Having the option to export conversations would be extremely beneficial as we need to document and have accessible historical data for potential audits or inspections.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Like so many others I consider this essential. Should be a basic functionality. Please MS get on it.

      • Roar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Exporting or printing of conversations/files etc. are must have functionality to have in Teams to make the application a relevant substitute to e-mail etc.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Year 2020 maybe? Will You make it before Microsoft decides to ditch MSTeams and start some new and REVOLUTIONARY (as usual) chat application project?

      • Dave commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        For engineering and project management functions it is almost required to be able to export or print an entire conversation to a PDF or similar format for archiving in SharePoint or OneDrive, attaching to email, or physically printing. Important decisions may be made in the teams conversation tab that need to be saved and referenced in other mediums.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Such a basic feature seems like something unbelievable in Teams. It's important to have at least the export function - as the current chat history is useless - trying to find something in everyday conversations is not user friendly at all. Going back to some point in time... just forget it - "the text placeholder fun" begins. Is it so hard to display more than 5-6 lines of text without the dreadful placeholder?

      • Brittany commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please provide ability for download/printing/archiving conversations in Teams. If Teams is going to take place of Skype it should certainly have the same core features.

      • Josh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes this would be very useful.

        It would also work as a workaround for other missing functionality like the inability to move or archive channels. Considering the only option Microsoft gives us is deletion for when we don't need channel or hit the 200 channel per team limit, we should at least be able to save a record of the conversations somewhere.

      • Michael Saulters commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Even the ability to just 'select all' and copy the text should be considered *essential*, but Teams only allows you to select a single chat bubble at a time. It's terrible!

      • Divya Kiran Kadiyala commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am looking for an option to save a conversation thread in the teams page. It would be really nice to save the thread as a pdf to get all the details corresponding to the issue at one place

      • Emeka OBINNWA commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I think 'archiving' is the tradition and standard for storing conversation history. However the questions that beg for answers are; where would the archive folder be located? would it be centrally accessible? who does the archiving: admin or any member?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would like to see an update from the (Microsoft) admin. Last update "this item is still under review" was made early August.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I need to be able to save certain parts of conversations in specific channels which I could use thereafter as an attachment to a report or a memo.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The end user should be able to export or "save as" chat sessions to a file in a platform neutral format. That would quickly enable other use cases including backup/ export / print / etc.

      • John commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any updates on this? I cannot implement this for our company until there is a reasonable method of exporting and archiving channel data.

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