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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!

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      • NK commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • Aaron Roach commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's november 2018 and the bug is still here!!!

        I can+t believethat copy/paste could be a problem for so many years...

      • Mark_colorado commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • Brian commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • Christoph commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • Christoph commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am still having this problem when copying from SnagIt into Teams. Is there an update on fixing this?

      • Micael commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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...

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