Ctrl+F to search within a specific chat or channel
Thank you for your feedback. Contextual search within a specific chat or channel is now available. To search for results specific to a chat or channel, go to the chat or channel, and press Ctrl+F (or Cmd+F for Mac). Please refer to this article to learn more:
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Matthias M commented
..and all the other standard Office keyboard shortcuts. -Wouldn't it be nice to have a context menu when right clicking also..?
In version 1.3.00.13565 this feature is implemented.
Cntr+f set the "/find" command in the current context (chat/channel).
Geoffrey Hammel commented
What is the hold up on a Ctrl+F to search within a specific chat or channel ?
Ctrl+F is so ubiquitous... Three years later and still waiting for such a basic feature.
Absolutely essential and needed - without it the chat functionality is sub-standard!
Got to have this feature. Can you please make it happen?
Right now I'm searching for something that only happen within the past 45 days. It's taking me forever to just go back a week.
Crazy how an app that's marketed for business, has no search tool.
Today I have to move from Skype to Teams and it's a nightmare. How am I going to look for conversation in the group that is talking about that specific file and library we are working with? The conversation that happened last year in the group?
If You can have FEED exported than it can be searched with alternate engines ..
With no search option the whole program is unusable !!!
It's so time consuming to find something on the chat convo. Hope you devote time to have this feature available ASAP.
[Deleted User] commented
Wait you're advertising Teams on TV and you can't even Ctrl F, laughable.
Looking forward to "Microsoft Teams: Contextual Search" due for release CY2020 (see https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=64017)
I hope it includes the option to view the entire thread for each search result as part of the wider "context" (see https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/19594636-search-results-should-show-the-full-thread and https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/30971131)
I could not wait - something so easy, daily needed, is missing - hope for not a long time :).
Almost every day I want this feature
It would be amazing if you could get this to work. It is hard to find sepecific key words in a chat / channel.
Bradley Pring commented
How is this 2 years in development? Please push this forward in your sprints, very useful tool everyone would use.
This is now a three years old request and it hasn't been done. Not even a part of it.
The "working on it" tag looks more like a "Not gonna happen" tag...
Unbelievable for a tool marketed for companies...
This would be so useful. Currently using the Search tool, no matter which chat you are in, searches the entirety of teams - even returning results from before your own account was live and messages from user accounts that no longer exists. That in itself is useful, but if you know it was in a certain chat, there is no way to filter the extra unnecessary items out.
I think some people on this enhancement request aren't aware that you can currently search in a single chat or channel using the search bar at the top.
Search results appear on the left, and include chats with single people and channel discussions.
Andrew C commented
This seems like a no-brainer, please deliver it ASAP!!!
However, in the meantime, From: To: and In: pretty much set you up to be able to search any conversation