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.
This is a key feature of any chat application and is preventing me from using microsoft team in the first place
I agree, I would really like to have a copy of my chat as I am using Microsoft Teams to teach at work
Donald Prescott commented
It's been 4 years now - literally every other MSoft app allows CTRL-A or copying multiple pages. What gives Teams being blacklisted from this?
Please enable copy and paste messages on the chat. This is so annoying and even workaround does not work.
I work in a help desk. We often use teams as a backup method to contact the user when the chat drops in out default chat application (restart the computer, a BSOD, connection interrupted, etc.)
And we need to copy&paste the conversation held in teams, so we can archive the whole case.
Currently, the select text works randomly (sometimes it works and some others only parts of the text are copied, not the entire conversation and have to stay copying and pasting multiple parts of it...
Really, is that hard to just allow the text copying as in any other application, like skype?
This is a MUST!
Microsoft never stops just blowing me away. I hope a competitor can unseat them someday.
Andy Evans commented
This really needs to be addressed. None of the workarounds are really suitable.
Jay Collman commented
Should be able to Ctrl+A to select the entirety of messages in a Teams Chat. Even better would be a button or other menu option to copy entire chat.
I agree with Muhammad, anony, Raju, etc. and ask for a way to copy an entire chat in another format. Thanks.
Its been over 2 years we heard from Suphatra that they started working on it.
Any update since then?
Please can we have an update on this? Not being able to copy an entire chat is really slowing my daily work as all my communications in Teams need to be reported in another system. I'd appreciate a feedback on the timelines for this update.
Is this really going to come out? There are now competitors available and you are still not considering this option ????
Microsoft Likes to waste peoples times, since only bill gates time is important, did you not know? this sort of insane waste of time microsoft does with products should be illegal, and punishable by jail.
has this been fixed? Can I copy long conversations on teams chat yet?
Microsoft will never fix this. This is a request by a user of Teams, not an Administrator of Teams. If a common User could document their conversations, then the Organization could not claim plausible-deniability, that the conversation ever took-place.
Microsoft is extremely pro-corporate, and extremely anti-individual. Understandable. They know where the money comes from.
Dan Adams commented
PLEASE fix this :) it is unforgivable that that doesn't work yet!
Is this available now. Was it an oversight that it was never included to begin with
This is absolutely essential and a basic feature from day 1.
Not being able to copy-paste is a major drawback to using Teams.
Needs to apply to Channels as well as Chats within Teams