Allow copying whole chat conversations
Currently, it's not possible to select & copy more than one message in a chat. When I try to select two or more messages, the focus stays on the first message making it impossible to copy whole chat.
There are some really ugly workarounds like: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams/Copying-conversations/td-p/62849 which I don't consider a solution of the situation.
I want to be able to select multiple messages at once and copy them by hitting CTRL+C.
Thank you for your suggestion! We really appreciate the feedback and idea. We have reviewed this request and started working on it. I’ll let you know as it nears completion.
Michael P Wurster commented
This would be a great help not only to store the chat in an alternate location/format but also to search the conversation for dates or specific text. At this point, scrolling through a month of daily conversations is really tedious. OR.... better yet, put the Ctrl-F function in the chat app itself. Both would be extremely useful functions.
We are using Microsoft Team in our business however it seem we can’t use the forwarding message and replying message on Microsoft Team Desktop. It quite small feature but our user are requesting to use it. They always compare with viber or whatsapp
count me in
Count this as another vote for this feature!
Justin Tholl commented
Why is this not a thing? Please Microsoft build basic functionality!
Soooo, almost a year later... :) Slack has it, but still nothing here.
No updates? Wow? Amazed! This feature is LOOONG overdue!
Darrell Davis commented
Right now, you can select up to 10 messages & then copy them (you have to start highlighting within the message though). We need to be able to select a lot more than that at a time though. Going 10 at a time is painful - but better than nothing, like before.
Maybe allow any user to access any chat logs they are part of; want to be able to search through and copy/edit content to create kb documentation (in other apps, such as Office for step-by-steps, etc.) discussed in team chats.
Pat Bertulli commented
I would love for you to have this option. Skype has it -you right click and can pick, EDIT, COPY, Select messages (you can pick as many as you want), then you have the option to FORWARD. That would be great to have added, I am voting!
Brad Runge commented
Expected/tablestakes functionality that exists in all competitor products. Frustrating every time I need to piece together multiple cp/paste.
If teams is taking over for numerous other windows or office apps then it needs to have the same functionality that was available to each of those individual apps. Period. Without this you are hamstringing Teams and you will get a fair amount of pushback from users when a company tries to incorporate Teams into their software lineup.
Charlston Vita commented
Daniel Suh commented
Definitely we need this feature.. I can't believe it doesn't yet.
Started working on it 8 months ago. Really!?
Erik Jorde commented
Right click on conversation, copy conversation to text would be nice!
A better solution is urgently required. I can't believe this is something we have to beg for...
why is this taking so long?
cisco Jabber can do it!!!
It was always possible before until Microsoft took over and disabled it! Stupid!
I am also copying a chat of my girlfriend manually now. I am already scrolling upwards for two hours and am still not there. It takes ages this way! Such a waste of time!
Blake Buthod commented
Please update the status of this request.