Maximum message length is too short.
Quite often when sending code snippets between team members we often have to create a file with the code and upload the file. The other team members then need to download the files and open them, instead of being able to copy and paste directly from teams.
I spent several hours this evening trying to hack my way around encoding an image into a card via Power Automate. I tried uploading to SharePoint, direct URLs, and several other methods because the base64 encoding supported is not compressed. If I could compress the JSON message then it would just be a few KB. As a user I'm wasting a lot of time getting around these sorts of limitations.
Ramin Baradari commented
For development teams that communicate in Teams it is essential that we can exchange code snippets, stack traces, logs, formatted data (JSON,YAML,...) and other lengthy and often structured content with ease.
Slack is doing a great job in that regards. MS has a lot of expertise with VS Code and maybe they can give some hints and inspiration for MS Teams.
Unbelievable unprofesional limitation. Every other messager can do this except this one. Huge problem at work, suddenly you can not sent the output to your colleage and try whatsapp online
a 'slack' style snippet would indeed be VERY useful!
Sydney Lacey commented
I'm running into this problem when forwarding emails to an Events/Tasks channel on our Team site. Our whole purpose is to reduce the reliance on email and having people use their email folders like a permanent filing cabinet. When we get an important policy email from someone in our organization but outside of our Team, I'm sending that email to the appropriate Teams channel so it can be located easily. It works great... attachments are right there... nobody has to hunt through days, weeks, or sometimes months of emails. However, longer emails get the notice that they must be downloaded to be viewable. Today I had one that I actually had to chop into three sections and add the actual text as comments. And yes, I'm already cleaning up the emails that I forward, removing unnecessary signatures, distribution lists, and replies that aren't pertinent to the information that must be kept available.
Same goes for copying excel cells.
I'd like to see an official response on this purely to see what the official character limit is. Can't find it published anywhere and looking across the forums I can see that different people are hitting different limits:
When writing a company-wide message / update - you don't want to be writing it piece-meal. We want to be able to send a decent length note in one message and now we are having to paste it into a document and share that instead which is really annoying
Alexandre Chatelain commented
I don't understand why there is only 4 votes. Everyday we are sharing code between teammates and one of the best feature of slack is this ... there is no limitation to almost anything on the content you share ... I feel like teams is another Skype for Business and you guys didn't get it ... it is a good step forward but far from slack.
For example, Slack (gasp!) knows when you drop a whole bunch of code in, and automatically creates snippets which you can view directly in their desktop app.