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.
Michael Burton commented
Either change to Enter for a new line, or use Word-wrap. Currently sending half-finished messages, and this will be an issue if Teams is to become more widely used.
Arnout Nederpelt commented
I second this. Very irritating to constantly have to edit messages after accidentally sending them >.>
Very very very annoying! Please add a possibility to define it by the user.
Alex Puddephatt commented
MS need to get a handle on some common theme:
Skype / Teams / Outlook / Excel / Word / Yammer - there's no consistency with this.
Example - why doesn't Ctrl+Enter = Post in Yammer? So far I can't get any decent line-break control here in yammer (at least on this browser)
Good job there's the edit button (or double up-arrow in Teams!)
Jim Mundane commented
This is maybe the most annoying and stupid feature of Teams, and there are several instances or variants of this same request submitted (and I just checked the first search result page)
The best option seems to be:
Enter = New Line (Paragraph Break)
Shift+Enter = Forced New Line (No Paragraph Break)
Ctrl+Enter or Icon = Send.Fix it, pleeease!
I would like the option in the Android app to choose whether Enter is Send or not. Add it as a configuration in Settings.
There needs to be an option for phone and tablet users. It's driving me nuts!!!
Garrett Fuller commented
If you do a survey of popular applications that have messaging, I think you will find they have the option to control Enter Key behavior.
It's tough to get used to the enforced Enter to send behavior, because it is not consistent across messaging apps. There are few things as embarrassing as sending an unfinished message in a professional setting.
Please make this an optional setting.
Steve Bunn commented
I just started using Skype for business at my new job. Using Enter to send is causing me to send a lot of these types of messages. Please allow users to change this functionality, this is really an unacceptable design flaw for a business software. I think enough users are asking for this for it to be considered in any future updates.
Peter Tu commented
Try this workaround as we await the addition of this feature in Setting so we can turn it on or off. Here it is, using the "Compose Box" and you are "Shift-Free" for the time being. ,
Note that even if you are in the Normal Box (not the Compose Box), if you start with "1." it will take the Entre into the next numeric.
Christian Plante commented
This is driving me nuts. It is very easy to disable on other IM platforms...
We canceled roll out of teams because of this. I've been messaging Microsoft trying to see if we can get it fixed. Thinking of shifting to slack which is not ideal.
Igor Nikiforov commented
I do agree. An option to set Enter to add a newline and use something like CTRL+Enter to send a message is definitely a must-have feature for any IM/chat/messaging service.
Takahito Maruyama commented
It's definitely necessary function, especially for Japanese, who presses Enter so many times to enter characters. With Japanese IME, most chat apps send a message with Ctrl+Enter pressed. Users should be able to choose just Enter or Ctrl+Enter to send a message. I already send a number of incomplete messages to my boss. This could be good reason to quit using the Teams app.
Takahito Maruyama commented
Maybe better to combine with the following request to avoid the sum of votes separated...
Anyway, I completely agree with this request, even I know we can use "format" button so as not to send a message by pressing just Enter key...
Please do this!
After entering a series of incomplete one-liners to my colleagues, I found a brilliant work around. I type everything I need to in Word, print it out, then take a photo of the printout with my phone, then open the Teams app on my phone and send the picture! It works every time! [/sarcasm]
The *de-facto standard* for this is (and has been for decades, let me show you my age):
Single-line data entry (eg. mIRC): Enter = Send
Multi-line data entry: (eg. Outlook/Express back at least as far as 1995): Enter = new line, Ctrl+Enter = Send.
SIMPLE. Why change something that works?
+1. Sending on "Return" is very annoying. I know they want to make it more "chat-like" but it is a bad UI decision.
Most chat apps don't even send on "return" key.