Fix pasting of images
Pasting images is somewhat supported - see https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public-preview/suggestions/16925587-ability-to-paste-images) but is not correctly implemented (at least on Windows).
Using Google Chrome, if I right click on any image on a webpage and select "Copy Image", I can not paste it into Teams. I can paste this on competitors products, such as HipChat and of course into MS Paint.
There are different issues pasting from other browsers. Edge and IE both paste a blank image. Firefox has similar behavior to Chrome (nothing is pasted at all).
This is a very common use case - pasting an image from a web page. Please make it work!
Hi folks, I’ve gotten a number of emails reporting this bug is back. Augh! Sorry about that.
I’ve let the team know so we can find-and-kill this bug. Will let you know when a fix is deployed.
Yep, I also still cannot paste images from OneNote to Chrome. Thank you Annonymous for the workaround pasting into Paint then c+p into Chrome again.
For what it's worth, my teammates and I share images this way daily. The workaround is to paste into paint, copy the image again, and then paste into teams. Or save the image, open in paint (or photo viewer) and copy/paste into teams. Very inconvenient.
this was 18 months ago and it's still not working... How hard is this to fix?
Aaron Roach commented
It's been almost a year and a half since this bug has been acknowledged, and still nothing has been done to fix it. I understand that this may not be an easy fix, but this is some very basic functionality that should be expected of pretty much any chat client at this point.
Jacky L. commented
It has been a while :(
Any Update on this one?
The variant of this problem that I see is an inability to paste images between OneNote and Teams chat (in either direction), both Microsoft Office products...
NB I can paste images from Snagit to either of them.
Workarounds are several and easy but it seems amazing that copy-paste of images doesn't work in 2018.
I have found a bit of an amusing workaround. I paste from my browser into MS Paint first, then copy and paste from Paint into Teams. It's never failed this way yet.
Jake Edwards commented
It's really hit and miss. Please make it reliable.
It's november 2018 and the bug is still here!!!
I can+t believethat copy/paste could be a problem for so many years...
Still working on it?
Right-click "Copy Image" in chrome, then paste to outlook. Nothing. Paste to Paint - works fine. Paint is crazy simple. Fix outlook please.
I also experience this bug on a daily basis. It often feels like the overall dimensions of the image has an effect on it (large screen grabs seem to fail more often than not for me), but I've definitely had smaller images fail to paste as well.
WooLand Polanski commented
Any status update on this issue/bug, been over a year since latest update.
BTW: note that this issue is much larger than described in the OP. Just to be clear: this is not only a chrome thing but pasting images from any program sometimes works and sometimes doesn't.
This is a very buggy bug in the sense that it is difficult to predict when the pasting of images will work and when it wont. So it might be a nice start if someone from Microsoft could clarify what the intended behaviour actually is. Is pasting of images from clipboard supposed to always work? Or only certain formats? Or only from certain programs?
Of course I think it should always work (at least for all common image formats), but clarifying what Microsoft currently wants it to do would help to determine what behaviour is a bug and what is a nuisance that should trigger a feature request...
See also various reports of this issue here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams/Microsoft-Teams-Paste-Images-To-Conversation-From-Buffer/m-p/281564
David Cooke commented
I am still having this problem when copying from SnagIt into Teams. Is there an update on fixing this?
Still not working , paste in teams inside chrome. Also not working in Client app installed on Windows 10. The client app did work until a couple of weeks though...
I suggest some automated regression tests for the future?
Any updates on this?