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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David Thomas commented
Wish I'd realised that I can't copy chat streams before telling everyone to use them - what a pain.
Now I have to copy each individually - please fix this.
Do please hurry up. This is basic functionality. Who on earth decided to leave it this late to implement it?
HULYA C commented
I've just started to use teams and it was really disappointing to see this basic copy function is not available for whole chat, Hope it is solved soon after almost 2 years!
A need it too.
I am amazed to see that the bread and butter of Microsoft function copy and paste are not there.
SfB had conversation history in outlook which was handy to know. At least that should have been kept alive with the MS Teams. At the end of the day, they are conversations. What's the ETA on this
I see Microsoft has been working for 2 years on this higly complicated copy/paste functionality. Any idea in how many years we could expect this to work?
Daniel Buss commented
Is Microsoft simply not supporting this product? This is a BASIC functionality whose lack SERIOUSLY degrades its use.
This feature looks to be still not enable in Microsoft teams.
Any updates - when can we get this feature in MT?
I need this important funktion really! Now!
Jay Kean commented
18 months and still not done? This app should have been window office foundation code features from the start. Copy Paste RTF should have been in there from day 1. My company is forcing Teams on us over Skype Business - Cut off is June but no one uses it any longer because we got the read the riot act and use Teams - boo hoo. Why do company insist on moving to inferior use of computers? The Cloud (in general) is ****. Sharepoint and OneDrive Arggh. frustrates me to no end. I have to upload and download files now rather than just dragging and dropping. On a UNC path you could drag and drop stuff no problem sharing was easy. Just right click an object file or folder while holding shift and get the "Copy as Path" then paste into an email to a colleague. Everything is just harder again, like back in the day of terminals and main frames. In Teams I can have folders in the files tab but is just a lot harder. So the Cloud (does not matter if its Google, AWS or MS) - good luck there - wait until it gets a COVID of its own. We will all be back to the Stone Age - back to Brick & Mortar stores.
You can do a print screen of Microsoft Teams and paste in numerous places and crop if necessary. Copy and paste, come on Microsoft.... step it up!
DeWayne Kuhn commented
What is the timeline?
If you don't have a long conversation you can select and copy up to 8 messages at a time and paste onto word or excel
Sometimes copy (Ctrl-C) works, some times it does not.I can copy multiple messages in a chat if it's not too many, does not span a day, and does not contain images.But I'm uncessfull when I violate some combination of those.
Our enterprise platform just moved from Skype to Teams. Same complaint as everyone else for these past years. Skype would at least save Conversation history in Outlook so you could archive/forward as needed. ..and then our IT has put a time limit on all Teams messages so they vaporize after ~20 days
Still not fixed, and NO ctrl+A does not select all in microsoft teams.
Wow, there is so much year 2000 thinking in these comments.
It works for me if I click at the very top of the chat window and then do Ctrl + a to select all then Ctrl + C to copy it. It then allows me to paste the entire contents of the chat.
Teams is not an improvement over Skype for Business. Don't understand why Microsoft put out a product inferior to older product (Skype). What happened to progress and not regression?
Can not IM privately anymore, see more than 4 people pictures in a meeting, or cut and paste a chat?. Come on Microsoft. Have to use Zoom now. Sad...Sad.
Kindly share the progress on the feature. It's been well over two years now since when this post has been reviewed...This is a very important feature that is affecting the clients