Export chat history
Skype keeps chat history in Outlook which makes it convenient if chat needs to be shared and forwarded to someone else. Can a Teams private chat be shared similarly, such as via an export to PDF?
we started to use this tool recently and found we could NOT get the chat history, which is a big blemish compared with other tools we used to have.
For we have meetings and need to record the info and would retrospect the record some time after. If It could not export chat history, all the information we have on this tool platform is hard to trace for discussion. it would bring too much loss to our work, which is unacceptable!
besides, I am not sure if the chat history would exist in the tool for long time. I know some tool that could not keep information for even half a year and all historical info missing later.
even the least unknown chat tools can help retrospect and download chat history, how come this business tool could not do it.
Please fix this. We need to export our Teams chats.
Chris Hutchinson commented
I've been working very hard to get my company to use Microsoft Teams and the other Microsoft tools much more. I'm going to have a really hard time getting my company to fully buy in to Teams if we can't do this though. Pity!
Ali Johnson commented
Also good for a teacher who can Export a private chat among students who are using it inappropriately. Right now you have to scroll through and screenshot 'bad' comments and you know kids . . that's lots of scrolling to find that section you're looking for as they text a lot!
Douglas Morris commented
How is this not a thing?
Geert Maurissen commented
As Skype can do it I would expected Teams to have that possibility.
Trying to move from mail to chat but then this would be a requirement as already mentioned this information also belongs to project history/data.
You can argue that the possibility to export chat history of the teams chat group is already available by the admins but it should be a setting on company level to allow/disallow on user level.
Is a requirement for moving from Skype for Business to Teams.
People use this to brainstorm about processes and business requirments and need the export afterwards to be sure nothing was missed.
Same archiving function as Skype please! Thank you.
Carlos Felix commented
Please add this feature, extremely important as in SKYPE this would a great addition. Conversation history is key and very important.. Please include conversation history please
Copy and Paste as HTML text (not hyperlinks) would be great.
We are creating chat groups as „virtual project/request room“. After the projects/request is closed we want to export the Chat history to kept it together with the other project or request documentation. From legal perspective we need to keep business relevant communication. Because chat is replacing Email more and more we need the possibility to export chat history of the teams chat group. I am aware that this is possible as admin. But this way might cause a lot of tickets in a big company like mine.
Mark Sim-Smith commented
We often get long chats when resolving incidents, and looking at a long chat history is tedious. We'd like to pull the chat history out to condense/summarise in a document. It's very hard to do this in Teams at the moment, due to slow loading of history and no find capability, as well as no copy/paste of multiple messages
I think it is not going to happen. Corporate point of view: data generated in corporate environment is corporate. Must not be possible to export by users, only by administrators.
Bottom line to compete with Slack and Asana, MS Teams needs chat history export! Law firms need this, Insurance industry needs this, medical industry needs this, WE ALL NEED THIS!
Is this still not possible?? It's been 2 years!! To have to forward each individual conversation thread is tedious!!
same archiving function as Skype please!
Can functionality be created in order to export to microsoft excel and view chat history (date field;time field; user name field; chat detail/message field) based on a date range entered.
I previously used a 3rd part app to extract the data from Skype in order to do this. I believe this would add great value if this was standard functionality.
Yes - chat history should be saved where a user can retrieve it - both for private chats and for Teams Channels chats.
It can be Outlook inbox (all the Teams channels starting a conversation back-up also in outlook) or in Sharepoint (for Teams that have got associated Sharepoint storage) - without a back-up for users, the content in a Teams chat is not felt very "official"
Mohamed Bazzy commented
I recommend to add a Graphics Mode feature to Excel. This would enable user to properly draw charts and figures with accurate dimensions and design. This should not be a CAD-like sophistication, yet a bit more advanced than the currently available on PowerPoint.
I want to see the chat logs in a useable format and as objects, not a PST or EML. I would like to see this added in the MicrosoftTeams powershell module