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Timestamps for EVERYTHING

There should at least be an option to turn on timestamps instead of just the date.

Also team meetings should have this too. I can currently see that there was a meeting and how long it lasted however it doesn't even display the date it happened.

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    Jonathan shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  AdminSuphatra (Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Teams) responded  · 

    Marking this ask as complete.

    Also note that timestamps have a new home — we heard that people were having trouble finding the timestamps for sent messages, so we moved them inside the message bubble itself. Now, whenever you’re in a channel or a chat, you’ll be able to see the date and time a message was sent (and whether or not it’s been edited).

    If you have any questions, please feel free to ping me via email or on Twitter at @skprufo.

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    • Ignacio commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

      I'd add that any editions should have timestamps. No need to display the previous iteration but still display a timestamp entry for each one.

    • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

      Great idea. Time stamps gives us the ability to see when we added a comment, commented on a Planner workflow, etc. Gives us the ability to follow up reasonably from management standpoint/perspective.

    • Andrew Krammen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

      It would be useful to see timestamps (hh:mm:ss) for every message sent or received, not just for the time a contact initially started talking.

    • Jozef commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

      Hi, I would prefer to see meeting start time and duration, but I guess this format wouldn't be consistent with format which you already have for "one to one" calls.
      So I think it will be enough if you provide meeting end time, exactly as in "one to one" calls.
      There is no need to make it more complicated with timestamps for accepting and leaving meeting.

    • mallen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

      Something I wish Teams had that Consumer Skype did really well - when I wanted to copy/paste what someone said in another chat, the timestamps carried over in the copy/paste text. This feature is especially missed since we don't have a good way to archive or export chats. Please enable the Chat timestamps to be copied and pasted.

    • Paul Watson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

      This is very important for us. We currently use Slack for our global support for incident management. We track troubleshooting steps, incident update, etc. in a #incident channel and then use those comments later to create our Incident Report. Without a timestamp it is impossible to accurately track the incident timeline.

    • Jim Lim commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

      This definitely appears to be fixed, unless we're misunderstanding whats been asked for here. I see date and time on all my messages, next to the name of the sender of the message.

      It is also localised to my region, which is what I would expect, not the ISO standard format.

    • Rickard commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

      Please while addressing, follow the l10n setting, so that we can get ISO standard timestamps, e.g.
      2017-01-19 17:59:10

    • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

      And more importantly the date/time stamps should be made less intrusive, they are currently using too much space und too much height real estate

    • Stephen Roca commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

      What do you mean by this because it seems that there is already a time? I see "Wednesday 3:12 PM" or "11/15/16 3:25 PM" in my messages.

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