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
Stacey Stephens commented
When will this be a feature? Why would you have meeting notes available with the ability to invite external participants but no way to send them notes from the meeting? Currently I am switching between using meeting notes in teams for internal meetings and onenote for meetings which include external participants. Even integration between the two apps would be better!
Daniel Coppa commented
Who made the bigger mistake here:
the people who built a chat platform without this basic feature,
or me for adopting a chat platform that is missing this basic feature?
Doyle Srader commented
We are badly in need of this function as well. This is stopping us cold from making any serious use of Teams.
Our conversations in Teams are critical for our research analysis for ongoing product design decisions. Any workaround would be appreciated
It would be more than nice to have this feature. It is necessary to have this feature
Our conversations in Teams are critical for our research analysis for ongoing product design decisions. Any workaround would be appreciated.
I’m cleaning up some older channels but like to Export selected Conversations first
PLEASE add this feature!! It saves a lot of time in sharing context with others!! You can support the ability to say how many days / hours / months you want to export.
Hans Erik Jensen commented
this feature would have been tremendously handy for a long and important Group Chat that eventually got converted to a Channel. We could've exported the chat dialogue into a document (or even just a simple txt file) and uploaded into Files. Trying to copy out the text manually into an editor is very tedious, and we don't want folks referring back to the Group Chat.
Our scenario is, of course, best served by enabling a Group Chat to Channel conversion feature.
The Channel archive feature should be there for smooth working or moving one channel into another team.
Timmothy Frink commented
For Major Incident Management, conversation/chat is used for RCA by Problem Management team, as well as an artifact for audit (if needed). Yes, there is eDiscovery, but exporting the threads to a document that can be attached to the ticket is far more convenient for all parties. Trying to copy & paste a thread of any length beyond what is visible on screen is untenable. Even the built-in "Meeting Notes" is not exportable. The lack of an export feature, combined with the inability to archive channels, is extremely frustrating.
Mary P D'Arrigo commented
This feature would be very helpful especially as we migrated OFF teams to Slack
Rajaganapathy Murugan commented
Essential feature to add
Example of how an extract transcript would be a massive time saver:
Major Incident Management
During a major IT incident we can have multiple group chats running over the course of a few days.
Each chat has approvals, decisions, key timeline points that we need to record for post incident work.
Currently we have to scroll through the chat, wait for it to load each section, find the time line points awkwardly copy the chat or manual timeline it.
IF you happen to click out of the chat, you have to scroll back through the loading to get to the sections of the chat you need.
if we could extract the chat, this would allow us to highlight key points, copy paste them out and save a copy of transcripts for reference purposes.
Might get shot for saying this but... This is not a new feature.. pretty basic one tbh and even lotus notes could do it :\
This is needed to report our ticket trouble shooting activities. Right now we use communicator but need Teams to have the same capability.
This more than nice, this is a need. Teams would be a great issue response tool. As opposed to using email/chat/IM on mobile devices/phone calls we could set the plan to meet in a specific team. We have all the collaboration tools we need right there. But - then you need a way to present what happened to management, after action. The Team for issues would not be the best way to present this to management, we may not want management to be part of that team.
This and many other like circumstances require the ability to export a channel conversation within a message and a complete channel conversation.
Desperately need this as well.
Desperately required. Couldn't you at least create a Flow template for it...
Sarah Henry commented
Absolutely necessary to have something that creates a transcript of a chat. Either to export or auto-save to outlook like Skype for Business did.
Need this ASAP for ediscovery reasons. Having an absolute nightmare of a time trying to work with chats that save to outlook as individual lines v a conversation. Wasting DAYS of my time trying to force these into a usable format. It seems so simple that there would be a sane way of saving/exporting conversations.