do not send messages when <enter> is pressed. change to another shortcut key.
I have to edit my messages several times because every time I press enter for a Carriage Return, it sends instead. I know the shortcut key for Carriage Return is SHIFT+ENTER but its not very intuitive and makes for miscommunication. Thank you for your consideration.
I wonder at what age it becomes young enough to not understand why it is called "carriage return...." ;)
Paul Kast commented
"Enter" = "carriage return"
"Ctrl+Enter" = "send"
so simple. But nooooooooooooo!
Walter Peters commented
Teams will replace Skype/Lync soon...but teams chat settings are missing... how about knowledge and functionaltity transfer from old to new applications? Is it really neccesary to reinvent the wheel??
totally agree, there should be a simple setting to toggle this to suit user preference. I just sent a message by accidentally hitting enter when reaching for #
Greg Davies commented
Ugggh, I couldn't agree more! The inconsistencies across 365 products are a hot mess!
Tim Bourguignon commented
This Enter or Shift+Enter behavior is so inconsistent with the uses of all other platforms...
"Enter" should be "carriage return"
"Ctrl+Enter" should be "send"
Please oh please change this, this is so painful 😳
On the phone you have to click a send button, why can we not have a similar option for the desktop version of Teams?
This is also inconsistent. In some settings, you can hit enter as much as you want without sending the message, in others, hitting enter sends the message. That's bad UX and we all know it.
People point out that entering "Editing" aka "Formatting" mode will turn it off on the desktop - ok then: How can I make it so I am always in editing mode for myself, or so that all channel messages only use or default to using editting mode?
Reno Tahoe Geo Associates commented
Hold down the SHIFT key and tap the ENTER key to go to the next line without sending the message.
This feature request is there for about three years (as well as other reasonable requests), people really want it and nothing happens. What's so difficult to implement such small feature?!
I'm now forced to use Teams in our company and I'm highly disappointed. It looks like a childish chat for teenagers for whom it's enough to smudge their fingers on smartphone displays, it lacks basic features and possibility of any customization which all other free messaging communicators have. I'm sorry, but it doesn't look like a paid product for professionals. Please do something with it!
PS: There is no "Advanced" section in preferences, maybe it was in the past(?), but not now. Using the "Format" button is not a solution, because after sending the message, it turns back to the default mode. Besides that, the input field in the "Format" mode is incredibly huge and cannot be resized. It's still easier to press Shift + Enter, which is not a solution.
Timon van Hasselt commented
@MJ: I have no Advanced option under Preferences in Teams (client and web version). Is this maybe something that can be disabled/enabled in the admin panel of Office 365? Teams version 1.3.00.13565 (I've enabled the developer preview also, but no difference)
Jeff Zirzow commented
me too, it used to work now its what i could consider malfunctional.
I agree - this is really annoying and affects usability. The fact it is different on mobile phone to desktop just means you keep pressing it more, forgetting!
Go into your Profile, Select Preferences, Advanced. Scroll down to the second section and click the radio button to "Start a new line by entering Cntl+Enter". This will free up the enter key to advance the line versus sending your message.
in the phoneapp you do not sent the text when you hit enter. strange that this is not the case on the pc app.
It is particularly confusing that "send on <enter>" does not trigger when writing in a bullet list but it does when writing body text. There should be an indication to the user in form of a toggle-button or similar that indicates if "send on <enter>" is active or not.
stop saying it's needs to be fixed, like is a bug guys, it is mildly offensive. also comparing with other apps where the code has been inherited. just stop being lazy and click the Format button...
Please fix this, it would be a massive help. Aside from making msgs look more professional. It also stops people sending. A. New. Message. For. Every. New. Line. Which. Is ... (you get the idea).
Composing message in Editing mode will prevent you from sending the message accidentaly. Just click A icon on bottom left. You can send the message by clicking arrow or CTRL ENter. Its hack, but works.
Agreed here as well. I frequently hit <enter> by mistake when going for an apostrophe.