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.
Guilherme Taffarel Bergamin commented
Fix copying too, because for some weird reason copying from Teams can only paste in Teams. Can't paste it anywhere else! I have to absurdly screenshot the image if I want to have it in the clipboard to paste elsewhere
John Canares commented
I usually copy-paste images from/to Trello, or other chat softwares like Slack, Discord, Whatsapp (because I use these chats to communicate with my clients) with ease. I had a very smooth work flow until I started using Teams. I can't just copy paste images given by my clients (from other chat softwares) to Teams, so that I can quickly show it to my team, I have to download it then upload it in Teams which is SO TIME CONSUMING!
Come on Microsoft! Get your $hit together. Your competitor chats can do this without problems (I can copy-paste images from Slack to Discord or vise-versa etc), why can't you???
I'm paying monthly for 365, please make it worthwhile! I'm having second thoughts now.
I am using Snagit all the time, and Teams chat STILL does not support pasting of images with transparency.. c'mon Microsoft get your $hit together.
Phil Varu commented
Still can't copy from Snagit and past into MS Teams.. Please help.
it's unfathomable - unable to cut & paste to/from clipboard. isn't this a default behavior of a windows app?
Using the Snip tool (shift+win+s), the image will appear, send, and then not show up when it has been sent. Only uploading saved files seems to be permanent.
Makes me wish I was using Discord.
Barry Nelson commented
Select a load of text and images and you seem to get random results of wether it works and on which bits when pasting it into another chat window - this should be easy stuff!!
There should be a facility to multi-select multiple chats (including images) - right click and copy/send to another teams users chat window.. I do this so many times a day and it often does not work..
not fixed at all. the lack of this feature really reflects poorly on Teams being a communication tool.
And forwarding feature of files/images/etc within Teams would be greatly appreciated too.
Still not fixed over four years later.
This is not fixed
David Rayna commented
Still no copy/paste from Teams to mspaint & others @ 5/21/2021
Back to snippy...
first time cop from image file and paste to teams, it is ok
then from teams cut what you just pasted, and paste in other line, it broken.
Both original image or target image are disappear
I can paste images just fine but if I revisit that same post a couple weeks later, the images (or their thumbnails) no longer appear and are instead replaced with a broken link thumbnail. This is in an org wide general channel so it's a pretty bad look.
As of May 11th, pasting images is still randomly not working. Running latest Teams version.
Thibaut Rivoalan commented
It still pathetic. How come something so trivial need this much time to fix. It still does not fully work. The copied image can be pasted to MS outlook but not ms paint. But once pasted outlook it can be copied from there.
Kristen Belcher commented
Doesn't work pasting into in-channel meeting invites within teams; cannot attach an image or copy/paste. (MacOS)
Image copied in a remote desktop pastes OK in other apps (such as Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.) on the local computer but won't paste in teams.
Atul Gaur commented
As on 07 Mar 21 I am unable to paste images to MS Teams