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.
Thank you for your continued feedback, the team has this item under review. We will share an update as soon as one is available.
Aaron N. Cutshall commented
I have a teammate who left the company and as soon as he left his account was deleted. Now the chat data is critical for knowledge transfer. I need to export that data to a more long-term storage. I appreciate any viable suggestions.
Mike Stapel commented
Who allowed Teams to be rolled out to customers before this type of basic functionality was at least equal to the old (but trusted!) Skype.
This is complete hit & Mis, sometimes you can select and use the right click and Copy, other times you have to use Ctrl C and some times i find that i have to 'pop out' the Chat to be able to select and copy.
If you have a long string of multiple conversations, its very unlikely you'll get everything you want in 1 go. Complete nightmare, bring back the Skype functionality was easy !
Anthony Cluer commented
please do this! :) Allowing users to do this too would be helpful so us Admins aren't over-run.
I need and want to get a portion of chat with colleagues copied to OneNote for documentation retention purposes. I can't find any way to do this and some times copy/paste doesn't even work, especially if there's a screen shot in it.
Luis A. Valdes commented
Sometimes I would like to save off large portions of a Teams convo, simply because they are educational and place it into OneNote (for example).
Any option for this would be great.
5 years, Microsoft. This has gone from Under Review to Under A Rock.
Alain Rochon commented
Same here: would like to be able to print Teams conversations to a pdf file to archive them when needed. Thanks!
Hello.Please provision Teams chat export function by end users.
I am from ingersoll rand and we use to work in support side. we need to capture... all this chats as text file. i do not understand how come MS team did not realize this is important one and still they are working to fix this. i request you to fix this asap instead of taking years to fix it.
Here is a solution for this: it can export for backup and other needs as well as archive.
In addition, it supports move, copy as well as convert public to private and vice versa
Also available in Microsoft Appsource
Jeff Moden commented
I strongly agree with "RandomDave" on this thread. This is the type of thing that should have been in the product from day 1 and it takes 4.5 years for "the team" to even acknowledge it? I know you folks are under the gun but good lord.
Prakash Babu Jasthy commented
Copy the conversations to outlook like skype is always helpful and handy to refer the discussion points for similar issues faced in future and search in outlook folder. Now searching the conversations is challenging in Teams. Please enable the copy of the conversations to outlook feature in Teams.
Mark O'Hara commented
We need to export the content of channel chats for compliance requirements. There should be a simple way to export or save to Word or PDF. Select All, Copy is cumbersome at best (esp. for long chats where you cannot select all.) "Share to Outlook" reformats the content (it drops the exact time stamp in lieu of "x days ago" for example.) Printing from a browser only prints the viewable page not the full content. Exporting using PowerShell cannot be done by regular users. Other chat programs let you do this without much hassle. Let's make it easy for Teams users to have control over their content!
Basic functionality that should have been in the product since day 1, this would be super, super handy and my users ask for it frequently.
I'd rather have this than "together mode" or other fancy visual gadgets.
Just had a staff member move to another job, their teams data needs to be exported to save important info with clients etc.
To have the functionality to be able to export the chat to pdf or word would be great, that would be to export the entire chat including images that was posted in the chat. The reason is that one can't highlight the entire chat, copy and paste it into a word document as the images don't paste. Also, when trying to highlight the entire it would de-select some parts and then not copy the whole chat.
5 years and still nothing.
If this is an indie project, I can understand.
The automatic archiving of Skype conversations in outlook was super useful! That is of great value for my projects. I miss it a lot with teams.