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Editing a comment - cannot hit ENTER to skip to the next line.

When writing a new comment, I am able to use ENTER to skip to the next line. However, when I edit the same comment, I cannot use ENTER to skip to the next line. Please fix.

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  • Anon2 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agree this needs to be fixed. People start responding to the line of text I posted, before I finish composing the text. That's terrible.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate


    or: click the formatting "A" and just ENTER will work.

    I like having the quick post option... now that I know how to insert a line break when I need to lol.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Really stupid design decision. In a 1:1 chat I can image to do enter=commit, but in teams when replying to a conversation it is terrible. I think many people use substance instead of replying "Yes.I agree..".
    Why not make this configurable...
    It is so annoying that a post is committed when pressing enter, then selecting ... to edit the message again.
    Please make it do what this text box of your forum does...

  • Praveen S. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes it's very annoying, but try using <Shift-Enter> to drop down to the next line with in the compose box. Requires breaking out of that habit of just hitting CR <Enter>. Then you can either hit regular <Enter> or the paper airplane icon to send the msg.

  • Beth commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    +1 This needs to be improved. Pressing Enter should create a paragraph return, not post the message.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    +1. Enter should just create a new line, not send the message. I have sent half typed messages because I hit enter to go to the next line and instead the message was sent. Remembering to open the editor doesn't always work for me.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The easiest way is to use the format button (bottom left). It's an "A" with a paintbrush next to it.

  • Rolly commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Did Microsoft buy this from someone else and put their name on it?
    That would account for this 'mistake'.

  • Brendan Murphy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If you are entering a basic message/comment, then Shift+Enter will create a new line. If you open the Format toolbar, then Enter will create a new line.

  • Jase commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree with the others - this is a poor UI decision. When using Teams to send a message, Enter should simply cause a line break - as it does in every other MS application. (And, as it does on this very forum).
    When the user wants to send, they should hit Ctrl+Enter, or use the mouse (just like in Outlook).

  • Muhammad Zakarya Khan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    When I want to skip a line while commenting on a post in facebook and I press the enter key,then the comment is posted rather than skipping a line.Please help

  • Curtis Johnstone commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    +1 with the other comments. Teams really needs to change this behavior, or allow the user to customize it so that ENTER goes to the next line instead of submitting the chat.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is ridiculous coming from a major corporation such as Microsoft who build their business on the concept of user intuitive interface.

  • Miroslav Sevcik commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Usually, this is done as enter breaks the line and ctrl+enter submits.

    How hard it is? I know it is hard for MS as Skype for business can not do this up to this date...

    Though I found that the solution from Jerry Jackson is usable. It is not perfect for some quick typing but is OK to work with for the time beeing.

    Thank you Jerry you saved me with this advice :) Some of my posts were looking really weird with no line breaks :-D

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