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!
You should experience significant improvements in copy & paste of images within Teams, as well as to & from Teams. We are aware of a few remaining issues, but the most common cases are resolved.
Thanks again for your patience on this one.
@ADMIN Alex (Teams Engineering, Microsoft Teams)
2019/07/18 "partially done"
2020/07/09 still not working. CTRL+V does nothing. My company migrated us from Skype for Business to Teams, at least you could paste an image in Skype.
Here is my challenge to you: in 9 days, it will be 1 year since your initial answer. The challenge is to solve this bug in less than a year. Have it fixed by 18 July 2020. Good luck!
Tony S. commented
@Barry Kearns - FWIW, as a shoddy workaround, I'm able to simply left-click and drag an image from a Teams chat to my desktop or a folder.
Barry Kearns commented
I'm still running into issues with copy/paste of images out of Teams on June 19th, 2020, 11 months after the most recent team member response from Alex. (Desktop App, version 1.3.00.13565 64-bit, updated on 6/15/20).
Can we get an update on when the "few remaining issues" are going to be addressed, and why the ability to copy an image out of Teams is not treated as a "most common case"?
If someone pastes an image into the chat window, on the Desktop client I can right-click on that image in chat and see exactly one option: "Copy Image". (Choosing that one option seems to do nothing useful for me. I select it because I want to save that image somewhere other than Teams.)
If I instead single-click the image in chat, it expands to a larger version, but there are zero options to do something meaningful with that expanded image via either click, or right-click on the expanded form. I can only dismiss it with Escape.
This "Copy Image" option does not work similarly to any other "Copy Image" function in any other application I can find, for one simple reason: I can't paste that copied image anywhere outside of the Teams environment. Copy and Paste is really not rocket science. The System Clipboard exists for a reason. Please use it.
"Copy Image" does me no good if there are no options to do something meaningful with that copied image. This has been an issue literally for YEARS now, and for the life of me, I cannot understand why.
I have a business need to externally save images that my co-workers post in Teams chat, but there appears to be no option within Teams to do so. This is ultra-basic functionality for anything in a Windows environment. We should not be seeing years of no meaningful progress on this very basic piece of functionality. This issue needs traction, and we need a meaningful way to escalate the fact that it seems to have none.
If this is a "user education" issue, can you please point out the supported Teams process for me to save an image (to a location outside Teams) that a co-worker posts in a Teams chat channel?
Any attention you can provide to this issue would be greatly appreciated, team members.
On an unrelated note, it would really help if team responses to UserVoice issues (and the original issue itself) all automatically displayed a date/time stamp on them, regardless of where they are displayed. It really doesn't do much good to see a response of "we're working on this issue, and hope to see some progress on this soon" if you have no idea if someone on the team made that observation two days ago, versus two years ago. Again, these are basic things, folks.
I'll attach an example, taken from https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public?filter=top&page=3 where I have no idea when Warren's comment was made. The data exists in both cases, it's just not being displayed on the summary page for some reason. I won't speculate as to why that is, because it would be less than generous.
Anthony Kiehl commented
This is not fixed. Using Control-V to put any images into Teams takes any number of minutes, and sometimes never uploads. I imagine there is a very hard marketing push right now for Teams, but can the bugs be fixed?
Nick Jongens commented
This still appears to be common issue. It'll resolve itself and just break other days.
Recipients see the image fine, but the sender is left wondering if the image was sent.
I've given up on copy/pasting from Teams-- I just use screen capture, and then crop it as needed. At least THAT has yet to fail.
I tried to use Win+Shift+S (Snip and Sketch) to snap and paste to Teams. It worked for several seconds and then broke after sending it. Really, in 2020 we have Copy Paste Issues in modern Applications like MS Teams and its still not fixed? Dear MS Teams Product Team fix it.
I now have a problem with the Windows client crashing when sending pasted images
Kelly Dennis commented
I can paste pics from Word and Snag-it into MS Teams but I can't paste pics from OneNote (desktop app). I can paste from OneNote into Word and then into Teams but this seems like an unnecessary hop. :) Win 10. Office Pro Plus 2016. Please fix. Thank you.
same problem here - using the snipping tool then pasting in chat (main window) works but shows a "broken link" icon after sending. For some time, it was possible to "edit" the message and paste again to fix it, but this doesn't work anymore either.
should be at the top of hotfix list really!
I tried to use Win+Shift+S to snap and paste to Teams. It worked for several seconds and then broke after sending it. Why won't it persist when pasting from the clipboard?
John Booth commented
Add me to the list of a basic feature. It sometimes works and sometimes just fails to paste. I've yet to encounter this on Slack. Maybe one day we can approach the speed and functionality of Slack folks?
Attempted to copy pasted graphic image from MS Teams group conversation. The copy seemed to work with no error or warning.
When pasting into Word or Outlook email, no content.
When pasting into MS Teams group conversation, it worked.
Very odd functionality.
This just started happening with me. Things were working fine and all of a sudden every time I paste an image it looks like it's broken.
This is still occuring on MS Teams Version 1.3.00.12058 (64-bit)
I have problems copying from the Snipping Tool directly into Teams. It makes it in there but it has to buffer for roughly a minute as a generic image icon before it will show the snip in the teams message.
Gareth Williams commented
I use the Windows 10 app and seeing this constantly, I work with an offshore team so we paste images over team chat multiple times a day between members and this issue happens every single time!.
It affects pasting to someone as well as expanding a pasted image as shown in the attachment. it really makes it hard to colaborate, i cannot understate how much this affects our teams ability to work with teams!!!!.
This drives me crazy. I have to paste into MSPaint and then into Teams. I most often see this issue when I am copying from SnagIt.
I've experienced an issue where most of the time I can paste directly from Techsmith Snagit (great program), but occasionally I have to first paste it into PAINT, crop the image, then paste into TEAMS.
Same issue, switching between chat threads used to fix it but today I can't enlarge any pic or else I just see a broken image icon