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.
Chris Wiswell commented
Seeing trouble with this in Windows 10, created an animated .gif to illustrate (the "save this message" and "more options" buttons make this hard), but there is no way to submit an attachment here.
I'm upvoting this issue, and will file a separate one on uservoice. :)
suraj punugade commented
This is very common and implicit expected behavior. Atleast it should send a mail like Skype for business.
Absolutely insane, and makes it impossible to use!
This is a showstopper for me. It's practically impossible to copy and paste text from chat. I'd love to use Teams for chat as well but for now I will stick with Skype for Business.
Please fix this. I'm going to be avoiding chat now, except for the most trivial conversations. There are many occasions where a chat or parts of chats needs to copied and included elsewhere.
Mihail Musat commented
This is so counter productive. Must fix!
already voted, but also adding a commend in the hope to give it another bump, not be able to mark text from more than a single message is just bad, really bad. Are we supposed to send around screenshots again or copy 10+ messages individually???
Jesse Vaughan commented
This affects our entire company.. we are getting numerous complaints.. This is unacceptable behavior. win 10 x64
Closing the tool and reopening it has fixed the issue (not sure if this is another update or just a glitch).
BTW, this feature worked fine before (pasting multiline texts from clipboard), but around May 18-19th 2017 update stopped working...
I also support this idea, because in our internal system there is a capability to copy a ticket information for further sharing with peers. The copied text has the following format:
Userfriendly ID + Subject
Currently, only the first row is inserted and additional manual work is required instead going by URL.
Kimball Robinson commented
Makes me wish my IT dept would just buy Slack (the free version lacks critical features)
Any update on this? It has been posted over 3 months ago.
Yes, same issue happening with me too. Please fix this! It is impacting my ability to document my notes and conversations.
Please fix this.
Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
Microsoft Teams Version 1.0.00.13152 (64-bit)
David Moore commented
Something similar to Chrome's "Paste as Plain Text" would be great as an option while still preserving the original Paste functionality.
Please fix this. I need to be able to copy and paste long chat conversations into my notes in Microsoft CRM .. but right now I cannot.
Please, this is driving me insane!
The same issue happens on the Mac client as well, at least with Microsoft Teams Version 0.7.00.3101.
Eric Edwards commented
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.
Additionally when using an alternate theme like dark, 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 pallette swapping themes, please add appropriate measures for text copied out of or into the app.