Copy & Paste is tempermental
Users reporting multiple copy/paste issues for text:
Can't paste multi-messages. Often, only the first line pastes, the rest disappear. As one user puts it: "On the Windows 10 desktop client it is nearly impossible to copy multiple messages from the chat history. A fraction of a second after letting go of the mouse, the highlight collapses down to a single message."
Can't paste in general: "Copy & Paste is tempermental, when i try to paste text in from other sources it simply doesn't paste, but then if I only copy a few (3-6) words then it does. It means I can't do something as simple as pasting in a paragraph from an email, which I can definitely do in Skype for Business."
Can't copy/paste from Skype for Business.
When using an alternate theme like dark theme, copying messages out of Teams brings its background with it, meaning if you paste it somewhere else it has that dark gray background.
When copying something into teams, it preserves its original font color on top of the dark background, causing problems with visibility. If you are going to allow palette swapping themes, please add appropriate measures for text copied out of or into the app.
Feature request is still being worked upon.
Can you please make sure you get to this some time soon? I really hinders adoption as it's one of the first few things a user does and it fails so badly.
PLEASE FIX THIS.
This is basic functionality that is essential to have in Sales when discussing technical aspects of an order with my engineers. Please fix this!
I get the facebook url of the page and person I'm messaging self pasting writing a message and it's very annoying. Idk why it does it and no links on searches over it. makes me think it's a virus.
Jeff Rudolph commented
This feature would be highly useful as we frequently use our chats for postmortem reviews. We like to be able to pull text out of chats to review with management and improve our processes. Cutting and pasting line by line for hundreds of lines is just not efficient. Thanks.
I can rarely (if ever, as I recall) copy from or paste into Teams. Very frustrating. I'm on a MacOS Sierra 10.12.6.
If there were other ways to get conversations out, then I wouldn't need to copy out of Teams. For example, there are other feedback topics and conversations automatically syncing to "Conversation History" in Outlook. That would be great! Or maybe a "Save" option. I want a way to get specific conversations out, to save them into my non-Microsoft project system, similar to how I could "Save as Email" and attach into TFS Projects at my old company that had more Microsoft products.
And then, when conversations are out, I want them gone from Teams, not endless history of junk that makes the search experience worse the more gets piled in there.
I'm still experiencing this problem. I used to be able to ctrl+c with my finger still on the mouse button but not even that is working now
Lance Case commented
Would this be separate from image copy/paste? I have not experienced the text copy/paste issue -- I paste URLs on a near-daily basis without problems. However, image copy/paste intermittently fails on me. I can often paste without issue to share screenshots and other images, but sometime nothing will happen and I must save the image locally and attach it to my message manually. When it does fail, I am able to paste the image to other applications like Word and Powerpoint, but Teams just won't pick it up.
If this issue should be in separate ticket, I'd understand that.
Neil Arrowsmith commented
Any update on this? It's really, really bad. Is there a chance this is being missed because there are so many other threads complaining about variants of the same thing?
Similar behavior is observed when copy/pasting from Skype.
Caroline Eckford commented
Yep this is basic functionality that should just work
Same here Jamie, indeed very frustrating! Right click paste or ctrl+v not working anymore.
Using Windows 10 with the latest Microsoft Teams Version 1.0.00.19451 (64-bit) -- 7/21/17.
The work around for me. Paste into Notepad, then paste from Notepad into Teams...
that's correct. Try copying formatted text from Word and paste into Teams chat. Nothing happens.
Jamie Thomson commented
for other people stumbling across this. I'm reliably informed that this has been fixed and the fix is in the process of getting deployed out to everyone.
this is an unbelievably painful issue, please fix asap!
this is really an annoying issue and should hopefully be easy to fix (issue also seen with Win7 btw)
Jamie Thomson commented
I concur. I've arrived at work this morning and am seeing the same, and I've verified it with two other people.
I copy (CTRL+C) some copy text from an email and then try and paste it into a new message in Teams (CTRL+V). Nothing happens. The text doesn't appear.
At a time when we are in the midst of taking Teams from an internal PoC to rolling it out to the rest of the company (of >1000people) this is embarrassing. People will hit this problem quickly and will instantly dismiss Teams as somethnig that doesn't work - and I wouldn't blame them.
This is symptomatic of a general deterioration in the message editing experience in Teams in the last few months.
-The backtick feature of markdown works sporadically (at best), sometimes it converts the text to italics
-Sometimes pressing up/down/left/right arrows on my keyboard to navigate around a message that I am editing simply doesn't do anything. Sometimes pressing the up arrow actually scrolls up through the channel and the message I'm editing disappears off the bottom of the screen.
This experience is horrible and has been getting worse and worse ever since you introduced markdown.
We detected a bug on multiple PCs in Teams desktop version. When text is being pasted to Teams nothing happens. The same text is being pasted regularly in other apps and browsers and it works.
This issue also happens when multiple lines of text is being copied from a Teams group or channel to let's say Microsoft Word. If you want to copy and paste the text back from MS Word to Teams, it just doesn't work.
This happens to all text that has any space in between the characters or at the end of the sentence. Or if you copy multiple sentences from word that were devided by empty space.
The workaround is to always select only the characters and manually remove any extra spaces. This is very annoying.
Joseph Hawkes-Cates commented
I've noticed that if you copy any text from a message in Skype for Business you are not able to paste that text into the new message area for Microsoft Teams. I can copy the text out of Skype for business and paste it into any text editing software and then copy it out of there and paste it into Teams, but I can't copy-paste it directly from Skype. It seems like there is an issue with Teams processing some meta data from Skype for business which prevents it from allowing the paste although there is no error visible to the user, it just doesn't paste it.
My company is large so although my immediate team utilizes teams primarily a lot of other teams are still using Skype for business as their primary messaging solution. This results in me moving between the two applications several times a week.
For the type of business we have that involves lot of inter-office communication this becomes an issue for human resource. I need to be able to copy and paste conversations between our upper management.