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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Makes absolutely no sense to not have 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
Do it, please.
Please do it
Working in Teams feels like going back to the stone-age with the lack of a proper search function.
Please!!! Such a simple thing
june dayon commented
should be able to 'click to conversation' from search results. right now the only way i can find to do this is to scroll up endlessly until I get to the day listed in the search results. even then, as soon as you navigate away, the person-to-person chat goes back to current conversation and you have to scroll up again. search works fine for me, but actually using the results once the search is done is what is painful.
Matt Stupple commented
Would be great to make chat search easily usable/discoverable. Also I'd like to be able to search or filter for 'events' such as "XXXX added YYYY to the meeting" - this doesn't appear if I search for "added in:[channel]"
Caleb Kopitzke commented
How was this not default functionality? How has this not been added yet?
Dmitriy Chekmarev commented
Search using "In:Channel or group chat name" exists but it is really uncomfortable to type in a group name every time.
What user wants is to click "Command+F" or "Command+E" (who invented E for Find? is it sEarch?) and to have "In:CurrentChannelOrGroupName" already typed in.
Can we have this?
Ability to search a chat. Sometimes the need arises to go through a previous chat but getting to the chat just by scrolling is hectic. An option to search for a specific chat in the chat window would be helpful.
It's great, you have allowed for every chat to be stored, but what's the use of having a historical data if there isn't a way to search for items immediately? it's pointless. Please create the search function in chats, channel conversation and files immediately. Thanks
Control + F would be helpful while searching in long chats or team channel. When will this functionality be available?
I really don't want to search every chat I've ever had.....that's too many.