Export your conversations to a document.
it would nice to have the feature to export your conversation to a document such as a word document or excel or to a file alike. this would be Handy if you need to send out the conversations to someone who you would not normally have apart of your team. this would save time and make it more user friendly. Also it will give the opportunity to store the conversation easily in a nother file
Carlton Anne Cook Walker commented
Please add this feature. The lack of this feature seriously compromises the utility of Teams, especially with my high school-age clients who communicate primarily in the chat.
I can easily copy chats in Zoom. Why is Microsoft so very behind?
Making a memo like this, but cannot use it now...
Really clumsy, would be useful to be able to somehow copy ALL chat to other places
James Latane commented
This would be helpful, as of right now when you copy/paste the text from a Teams chat to send to someone, the formatting is awful and any animated emojis get a picture of every single frame in the animation. This is a common enough need to warrant some better functionality here.
It would be great if we could copy all posts from a conversation to keep the history and paste it in a new or existing team
Microsoft appears to be doing this for regulatory/compliance reasons. But basic usability *is* a vital part of meeting regulatory/compliance requirements, because you can only manage the data that people actually use your product for, and people will use another tool when they can't do their job with yours. Then you have zero control. I'm going to be moving my teams away from this where feasible because it focused enough on productivity.
This is a critical feature missing from Teams.
Raj Patel commented
Please implement solution asap!
Laura Fouratt commented
Does anyone know a way that works now, even if it is tedious?
I add my vote, need this option.
It is a pain to keep track of so much being said in conversations. need this desperately. Slack has this and copying chat was a breeze in Skype/Lync. Not sure why it has to be so difficult in Teams.
John M. Mullen commented
Exporting a time range (default as full conversation, but not the only option) would benefit.
Peter R. Feldman commented
I would also like to add my vote and voice on this issue. It should be an easy thing to copy/paste or otherwise export Chats from a Team meeting - and now I see it may actually not be possible. Am hoping MS fixes this (provides this capability) soon!
Michael Bailey commented
Need this desperately. My mind boggles as to how such a basic piece of functionality like export to word is not available in a subscribed software package.
William Stucke commented
Being able to copy and export the text chat from an online meeting tool such as Teams is a fundamental facility, without which it becomes close to useless. People will naturally choose other alternatives.
Ken Tichy commented
I need this feature because it's soooo difficult to copy and paste a chat being that if it has pictures embedded then it gets all crazy - I ended up with every type of smiley and ugly face in a paste when it was supposed to put the picture that was in there.
Our company is looking for beta testers for a new Teams App that will allow to export team conversations in various file types. Please show your interest at email@example.com
Being able to export the chat conversation to separate document is basic functionality and yet NO explanation from Microsoft why this functionality is omitted from Microsoft Teams while Microsoft has no problem charging for this 'premium' product... I feel cheated!!!!!
Seems like pretty basic functionality that's missing. I have a long conversation thread and literally have to try to cobble together a bunch of copy/pastes across several segments of the conversation because select/drag or select/shift doesn't work, it drops chunks of the conversation. I can't believe this has been open for 3.5 years with 3590 votes and still no "fix"?
At least the ability to copy a Chat conversation from Skype was possible.
Backwards capabilities is a no brainer to move forward.
Teams must do this, so it can step forwards, instead of backwards, to progress, rather than digress
It would help encourage a company to adopt teams if it provided the same capabilities as Skype, rather than choosing to look for a competitor.
Karsten Meisberger commented
This feature is a 'must have'!