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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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!
Jeff Forville commented
Trying to find a way to Search in Teams by Date or Date Range with results by Category and then detail. Such as Chats, Calls, etc. Then be able to view the detail within the results for the given Date Criteria
This thread is really about being able to scope the search feature. Whether it's a specific chat or a particular channel, team, open files view or any added tab feature. The Idea was posted Nov 2017 and MS has had it "Under Review" since August 2018! Any chance of getting some visibility into this review process as it's clearly a very, very in-depth process! This is a crucial business requirement, the search is all but useless if you can't hone the results in some way. Microsoft, please consider taking the voice of your customers seriously. Two years simply isn't good enough!
With Skype users had the ability to search chat history like you would when searching emails. This allows users to look back at messaging to find specifics on what was said in detailed discussions and view images easier. I would also suggest a tab within chats, not just for files, but to show images posted like you would in an iOS text conversation.
Jack Q W Cantwell commented
This really is a critical feature. With the ability to go back and look at older chats among a team, where important information of interest might be located, it's critical to have a search function that can be limited to a specific chat, whether in a team or between individuals or groups.
Rodney R commented
We're being forced to use Teams...please fix the search function! Integrating with outlook and having a conversations history folder would be icing on the cake.
David Cooke commented
Would like if the search feature would be able to search for any filenames included in a chat; not the contents of the file, but just the filename. Also, have the ability to search through chats for a given team; i.e. if we do find a term that was used in teh chat, there is no way to easily restrict the results easily - if we pick our Team, none of the chats are searched.
the inability to search your chat log for a string, then open your log at the point of the string is brutal.
I want to be able to search (or find) text within any teams context. So, if I am looking at a channel, I want to be able to do ctrl-f and find that text just like you would in a browser. It shouldn't matter if you are viewing a chat, a channel, a wiki, or whatever is presented, I want to be able find text within that view.
This feels like a huge feature to be missing. The chat space is the central point for collaboration in Teams. Often important information is shared in the chat and without having a search feature, you're forced to immediately log important information elsewhere. If you don't, or you forget, you're faced a brutally slow scroll back that can cause information to easily be missed. Please Please Please add this feature!!
Absolutely. The inability to search your chat log for a string, then open your log at the point of the string is brutal.
Amit Tiwari commented
We need this function, i speak a lot with my colleagues, is really hard to find a message from 1 month ago. Please make this function soon.
J Tenneson commented
Any update? The last review was 12 months ago?
An example of the functionality - Thunderbird has 2 search bars if you have multiple e-mail accounts set up. The top search bar (which ties to the existing search bar in Teams) and then a nested search in the 'working' pane for the e-mail account you're currently looking at.
Searches in the top pane search all e-mail accounts. Searches in the nested pane search only the in-focus e-mail.
By the same token, the top search would search all of Teams. The nested pane would limit to the Chat/Channel currently in focus.
PLEASE make this a reality. The chat search function in Teams is the least useful I've ever used to search for items in a conversation. I need to be able to search for messages and see the results in context. It's not helpful to be given the one message that matched my search result.The amount of time that it takes to scroll back in time to the date of the search result message is awful. It would also be really helpful for chats to be saved and sent to email -- like Skype does.
Harvey Scotton - Arm commented
This is a feature Teams defiantly needs!
I know I had a conversation with a person where we discussed 'Teams' but I need to search what the context was around that word but there isn't a quick and easy way of searching a 1-2-1 chat.
In consumer Skype you can do 'Ctrl+F', type the word and quickly scan through each time that word was typed which is really effective.
YES! Please make this available, there are so many use cases for this function to work. Especially considering you could do this with Skype for Business, the absence of the function is very hindering.
Paco Ortiz Lozano commented
I just lost 2 hours trying to scroll to a message six months old... I give up, scrolling in teams to search for historic information is so bad... :(
Terra Whitmeyer commented
Ditto this: "While Teams will show me the specific message that matches my query, it will not let be view the message in context of the history/thread so I could follow the conversation."
Searching messages is useless if we cannot click on the message and be sent to where it is so we can read the full conversation. It's impossible to get to a message I am looking for a year ago because we cannot scroll enough or properly.
Carlos Gongora commented
Please enable this feature!!