Search inside specific chats with other people and the ability to jump to the message so that the surrounding messages can be read and not just that message.
not all searches can be pinpointed like a phone number. I remember the context but not the specific message. I can find the message in the general search then have to go into that chat and scroll to that date. Searching within a specific chat with another individual would be much more useful than searching all my chats.
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@warren, I don't understand how it can be in review and not AT LEAST in the roadmap. I'm a fan of teams but search sucks! I'm a msftee and that's just useless if you don't had a filter
Yes - agree. The chats are horrible long and it would be a great help to have simple full text search (minimum)
May I suggest a minor adjustment?
I would like to be able to search through all chats/teams containing a specific person.
Andreas Hagendorf commented
And why the **** there is no wildcard search?
Zachary Hensley commented
Is there a feature roadmap somewhere accessible to the public? It would be nice to see what things are taking priority over this.
Is it possible to extend search to include body text of emails that have been sent to a Teams Channel?
Adrian Venutra commented
Searching within a channel is needed.
Adam Oakley commented
Definitely Need this!
I just spent 15 minutes trying to find the specific message that was literally one line away from what was displayed in the search results.
I had to scroll-load-scroll-load-scroll-load-etc 6 months back in a conversation until I found the message I needed
OMG Microsoft, so basic feature! How do you think people are using chats that stores history?
Teams is developing quite the reputation within our org for being a wasteland of information that cannot be found later. It is frustrating that you know you had a conversation with someone recently, but you can't target that chat and search the chat history. The results of global search are too numerous to wade through. Just a suggestion: https://www.elastic.co/
I suggest Feature team download Tencent QQ and then directly copy all the features of it !!!!
Maciej Michałek commented
@Waren, what is happening with that? It's really annoying, that search is not usable. Please analyze such scenario: I rembember, that in some chatt i mentioned certain words, i.e. some class name. I'm looking for this word, and I find it. I see even the date of the message. But I can't see surrounding, so it's useless for me, cause I can't find answer. Please, finally do something with that. Search results should direct my to point in chat, so I can just scroll both ways to see surrounding messages.
This feature is in other major collaboration tools such as Discord. It is essential for traceability.
The fact that it has been missing is a major oversight.
Michael Stenberg commented
This feature could make Microsoft Teams a very effective tool in troubleshooting, helping, assisting, finding information and more.
As is, the feature I thought Microsoft Teams always had in competition to Slack doesn't exist. So Microsoft Teams is effectively a pointless software solution that doesn't work?
When will Microsoft Teams get this feature?
As is, Skype's own ability to search through old conversations is better than the non-functioning ability Microsoft Teams has and it's odd this is lacking in this software.
What actual solution then does Microsoft have as a alternative to Slack? As is, this product is pointless. Please make this feature as soon as possible so the Microsoft Teams solution can be the amazing solution I know it can be to greatly assist me with my job, collaboration and more. You have all the other great tools but this is something that was basic and I never thought would be missing from Microsoft Teams (I was wrong and greatly disappointed).
Really still under review? I can't even search on my calendar appointments.....
How is this still under review and not MVP for the product? If we're supposed to be moving our communication out of email and into this real-time world, and we can't search productively in all the noise this creates, the tool quickly becomes useless. With email I can enforce organizational rules that eliminate the need for much of my search, but in this forced chaos that isn't possible.
What does it take to get this addressed?
Kris Avi commented
More than a year to review, really? How long is the list of things to review if it never got the review answer.
Other issue I seem to find is that in the snippets it does not even search, sometimes when sending some snippets to coworker and trying to find them again means scrolling specific chat trying to find it. In Slack you can search or mark all the snippets a lot more easily.
I would consider this base functionality for any professional messaging/communication service, so I am really surprises this is not yet available. Searching for some not-so-specific data will result in thousands of hits when I search in Teams, because it searches *all* teams, channels and chats that are visible to me. Sometimes, the search term just cannot be made specific enough so it will only hit that one conversation, so having the ability to narrow down *where* to search is really essential functionality.
Similarly, once I found an entry, I usually need not just this message, but the conversation surrounding it, so having the ability to directly jump to the message found is also essential functionality if Teams is intended to be the "one-stop communication tool"
Vivekanand Dubey commented
I don't think anyone reads this thread or gives a **** about user feedback at MS Teams!
Vivekanand Dubey commented
So it's been 2 years since this topic was added in UserVoice, and its still not there. What's the point guys! There're tools with highly customizable searches out there, but MS forces us to use Teams which feels like stone age when it comes to searching! Highly disappointing and extremely frustrating!