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.
This item is still under review. No new updates at this time.
It would be extremely beneficial for the Chat from a TEAMS meeting to be downloadable. Our professional developments with School Districts is all we are doing right now, and we believe this will be part of the new norm. Having a record of the questions that everyone asks during the PD is helpful for us as well as the school district. Please work on it!
Can I vote for this feature?
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Yes please, Zoom and Skype have this very useful functionality that is becoming more important.
Dave R commented
Without this ability, Teams is more or less useless for serious project documentation work. Please move up the priority on this issue.
Nick Wall commented
Yes please. Ideally should enabling "save this thread" or "save this channel" to a variety of formats, although PDF would be a pretty good start. The current "share with outlook" starts to come close on an individual thread level, although doesn't include the types of things that are useful as evidence. Needs the option to include the time stamps of each message, and a summary of the participants in the thread, i.e. associated email address.
James McHattie commented
As a govt org we need the capability to save chats similar to the current capability in Skype (CNTR-S that stores the thread in Outlook Conversation History). If we are to switch over from Skype to Teams this will be a significant loss in functionality and a risk for records mgmt.
We are heavily utilizing teams since we're working from home and the posts have now become project artifacts. It would be ideal to be able to export all the posts and attachments to archive with the rest of the project documents.
Being able to print or export conversations is essential to be able to demonstrate what someone has said later. I can't even copy and paste the conversation in Word or Notepad so I can print it from those programs. In the area above where the call buttons another can be added to be able to print or export the conversation.
Kimberly Miller commented
This is a VERY important feature if we are to use teams for large (more than 50 people) meeting that have a lot of Q&A
Joe Hart commented
As of today, there are 3280 votes for this basic feature and there have been no Admin comments since August of 2018. Any updates on the "Under Review" status? Functionality on the roadmap? ETA?
In my case, there is corporate policy to keep only the last 3 months of Chat conversations. As a user, I need the ability to save these important conversations locally so they aren't lost. Brute force message-by-message copy/paste or page-by-page screenshots can't be the suggested solution.
I really enjoy using Teams but this is a gaping hole that should've been addressed long ago.
David Felix commented
please do this, it's important to safe keep some brain storming activities and for "future memory".
Rob Retter commented
"we have archiving, search, eDiscovery, etc. as part of the compliance features for IT admins"
Oh, thank you ever so much! It's just so lucky that ^$#!ing IT admins can do those things!
any updates in 2020?
Pretty standard functionality required for longer term records management of our project artefacts when teams are decommissioned. An update would be great too.
We are also waiting for this feature. In the meantime we "save" channel-chats als large screenshot by grabilla.
Bilgehan TOMRUK commented
This back-up is quite crucial for us to generate training material from the data mentioned in these conversations.
If no solution is discovered we have to give up this functional platform of MS Teams.
Please allow us to export chats! Out of desperation I have tried copying and pasting into a Word file, which is tedious and doesn't even work properly. Segments of the chat are always omitted upon pasting.
How is it that the functionality on Teams does not allow you to export the chat feature to a document? That seems so very basic and efficient. Example, I led a call on Teams yesterday with approximately 60 people and there were well over 100 comments in the chat feature. The information gathered is very helpful for others to help them inform their decisions. The current platform would have me do individual copy/paste of each comment and/or doing individual screen captures as I scroll down for all comments. Both seem very mundane and obsolete. Why is this not an option on this much newer platform than other web-meeting platforms?
Liz Wells commented
I found a work around. it just let me copy and paste small sections of a meeting chat into a Word document, so I captured all the chat in a few Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V moves
Any update on this "under review" item?