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.
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Please add this functionality!
CTRL-A - CTRL-C or STRG-Select does not work. It does not copy more than a small part of a chat
please add copy chat fast !
Maria P. commented
Have you tried this one?
Also available in Microsoft Appsource
Rajan Katwa commented
Who was the architect of this product ? Teams gets used as a productivity tool. Which means a lot of times, discussion that took place in teams needs to be stored in a CRM system as well for future reference. Something that is as basic as copy and paste is missing from product and 2 years after getting commitment from Microsoft, it is still nowhere.
Victoria Mackey commented
Is there a way to integrate a copy or conversation flow like Skype did with Outlook. Skype had the Conversation History function in Outlook that made it easy to forward conversation info or take the conversation history as documentation when you needed to have documentation. So one example why this is important to me is that when a conversation about purchasing has been in chat and the approval to complete a purchase is in chat it is required to maintain the documentation that you have approval to purchase an asset. Chat is great for sharing the information and ideas to make a decision but my end requires paperwork and the documentation to support that paperwork
I believe this is done on purpose. Because that would prevent the boss from covering his R's when not being helpful. Hence, this functionality will never become reality. But Teams really really does appreciate the input.
Cannot wait for this to happen.
Can you please keep in mind like Skype where the copy/extract/export/save/... will use real full dates and times and names.
11/20/2020 11:12:34:567 AM John Doe
11/20/2020 11:20:34:567 AM Jane Smith
Given Copy and paste is fundamental to most things done in the Microsoft environment it seems crazy that this is not available - there is another similar vote of 2400+ people saying it is needed.
2 years later - still nothing is done to solve this issue. Can we please have a solution.
C Tomas commented
I agree, I regularly rely on that capability on Skype and wish it was available now that my workplace is transitioning to Teams.
Peter Spielvogel commented
Being able to copy full chat would be very helpful.
Don Matulek commented
Any status update two years later?
So where is the solution. Two years on this feature is still not possible. Disgraceful. I do not like Teams but this missing function makes me dislike it even more.
Two year anniversary of "working on it"
Sammy F. commented
- Click the start of the conversation (right before the name of the person who initiated the chat).
- Scroll down to where you want the selection to stop, hold down SHIFT then click there.
-The conversation will be selected.
- CTRL + C
Status update or something?
I takes so much time to get a conversation out of teams so I can share it with my ... team. Is everyone at MS using slack? I can't fathom that this isn't something that is being asked for internally as well. There must be some way for me to copy/export these messages. "Working on it" for 2 years?? MADNESS.
Having a transcript of the chat is fundamental for meetings. Not everyone in our meetings is internal and can go back and check the chat.
If you highlight all the text in the conversation, then Ctrl-A, then Ctrl-C, then Ctrl-V it should work
Suphatra, is this really going to get done? How can this take 2 years to complete?
Not being able to save conversations makes TEAMS my most hated application ever.
I am pushing management to get off this product due to its poor feature design.
If this get done before I get my way and we move to Slack be sure it allow export of ALL conversations, not just Teams conversations.
I am amazed and disappointed it has taken this long . . . but not surprised. MS is too big and customer satisfaction is no longer important because they have the market. This is always the first failure of a monopoly.
Really really poor feature to not allow more than 10 or so messages at a time. This is a basic and should have been completed upon development. Business will have to rely on this and you have no provided an update for 2 years.