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.
Would be great if the threads within a channel could be named/titled.
Mike G commented
I think Teams chat is trying to mimic mobile messaging apps like Android Messenger. As others have stated, Shift+Enter or Tab+Enter (full Compose mode) are intended for longer messages. However, discoverability of these key combinations is poor. New users in particular get frustrated by this default behavior.
For these reasons, I agree with most here that Enter should never send by default. At the very least, this behavior should be globally configurable by owners/admins to make the user experience more consistent. In that case, this should also be user-configurable in case some users prefer a mobile messaging experience.
I've had my teams, along with my clients and partners all adopt Teams. This is one of the most frustrating things amongst others. Can Msft just fix this and stay consistent?
MS Outlook : Enter = CRLF, Shift+Enter = send
MS Teams: Enter = send, Shift+Enter = CRLF
WTF! Pressing Enter in Teams is the most frustrating thing about using this product.
Hit TAB and Enter to expand the compose box, then you can hit ENTER without sending!!
Note that if you are in the 'Format' mode (little 'A' and paintbrush icon), then simply hitting ENTER will NOT deliver comment but will add a linebreak.
When you expand the compose box, you can use CR and not send messages. :)
I agree with everyone else. CR should NOT send messages. It is super annoying and messages get send before they are finished.
Jeff Schwisow commented
I agree 100% with the comments below that having ENTER instantly send your message is a poor design decision; particularly given that there is a SEND button (the paper airplane icon) below that looks ideal to fill the role. It is somewhat ironic that hitting the ENTER key in this forum adds a return and doesn't post the comment...
Just to re-iterate what a couple of folks have said below...SHIFT + ENTER does add a return (skips to the next line) to a message.
Additionally, (and this is pretty cleverly hidden from view) using the keyboard shortcut SHIFT + CONTROL + X opens what they refer to as the expanded compose box. This box not only uses the convention that ENTER creates a return but also has a host of message formatting tools (e.g., font formatting, bullets/numbering, hyperlinks, code snippets).
In short, messaging functionality appears to be pretty extensive but the UI design decision-making is pretty poor.
Richard Reiffer commented
It could be a profile setting for your preference (like LinkedIn messages) where you can define enter as a CR/LF or SEND.
Andy Sims commented
Agree with everyone.
Chat is a multiline option.
"Enter" on its own should NEVER NEVER EVER commit the text, this is different to every other app I use.
Teams should be a seamless product not something I have to relearn.
Paul Beiler commented
Please use the same format you do other places (yammer, outlook) … Ctrl+Enter will submit/send/etc. ENTER should skip to the next line.
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.
SHIFT + ENTER = LINE BREAK
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.
This is a HUGE pain in the @#$ !
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
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.
+1 This needs to be improved. Pressing Enter should create a paragraph return, not post the message.
+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.
The easiest way is to use the format button (bottom left). It's an "A" with a paintbrush next to it.