Disable send message on pushing ENTER / Shift-ENTER
When typing a message I can never tell if pushing ENTER will:
- Start a new line
- Send the message
If i'm writing a bullet point list, ENTER gives me a new line.
If i'm just writing a line of text, ENTER sends the message.
Or at least it seems like that. Thats my point, its confusing.
Some apps take Shift+ENTER as a new line, others see that as a send command.
I'd like to turn off all those shortcuts, and just use the Send button to send with my mouse. That way I know whats going to happen.
I agree with the option of choosing yourself what to do the ENTER key.
Agree with you all and note there is even an icon to send a post. We don't need Enter to do this.
So glad its not just me. Please make Enter-to-send an option MicrosoftTeams, not the default; its not very intuitive.
Ammann Daniel commented
Pls, Microsoft: *In Settings, add the option to remove Send-on-Enter*. Release this change ASAP. Nobody must hate Teams again because of that inconsequent behaviour. – And a tip for free: For every new user, make this option the default. This is a bit more complicated to be implemented, but new users must not hate Teams ever again because of that inconsequent behaviour.
I totally agree with the comments to date, but WHAT'S THE FIX???
This thread is now 2.5 years old and I still cannot find such a setting in Teams. And worse, there's absolutely no input from Microsoft!
Donna Henderson commented
Totally agree as new user off Slack but may go back. I've sent Too many messages by mistake before it was finished. It should at least be a setting option.
Totally, this is really annoying. Sooo many times I've sent a message by mistake before it was finished. It should at least be a setting option.
Igor Nikiforov commented
I do agree. An option to set Enter to add a newline and use something like CTRL+Enter to send a message is definitely a must-have feature for any IM/chat/messaging service.
Takahito Maruyama commented
It's definitely necessary function, especially for Japanese, who presses Enter so many times to enter characters. With Japanese IME, most chat apps send a message with Ctrl+Enter pressed. Users should be able to choose just Enter or Ctrl+Enter to send a message. I already send a number of incomplete messages to my boss. This could be good reason to quit using the Teams app.
After entering a series of incomplete one-liners to my colleagues, I found a brilliant work around. I type everything I need to in Word, print it out, then take a photo of the printout with my phone, then open the Teams app on my phone and send the picture! It works every time! [/sarcasm]
The *de-facto standard* for this is (and has been for decades, let me show you my age):
Single-line data entry (eg. mIRC): Enter = Send
Multi-line data entry: (eg. Outlook/Express back at least as far as 1995): Enter = new line, Ctrl+Enter = Send.
SIMPLE. Why change something that works?
Swaroop B commented
After entering a series of incomplete one-liners to my colleagues, I found a brilliant work around. I type everything I need to in a text editor like Notepad or Word, then copy and paste into Teams. It works every time.
Matthias Bartosik commented
Also, autocompletion of @names requires you to press enter to accept the autocomplete, the same key you use to send. I can't get used to this at all. I would prefer to have enter only add newline and autocomplete, not send.
my return key worked fine for several months until today. microsoft, a little help please.
Yes, since there a send button, don't interpret a carriage return as a send. It stops your messages from being proper bits of readable text and turns them into "Tweets"
Yes! This is driving me nuts and causing me to have to go back and edit my messages. Very annoying!
Exactly my thoughts!!!
Megan Weise commented
I agree, I would like to be able to completely turn off the ENTER to send. I have deleted/edited dozens of messages this week already.
I need Enter as a New Line (while Ctrl-Enter to send message is OK)
Barry Brittenham commented
I might write many lines of text in a message, that means having to either open up the edit box or using Shift+Enter for every line, but I send the message only once ever. Why make me jump through hoops to do the thing I do the most, and make the thing I do only once easy? That is just bad UI design.