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.
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.
Swaroop B commented
After entering a series of incomplete one-liners to my colleagues, I found a brilliant work around. I type everything I need to in a text editor like Notepad or Word, then copy and paste into Teams. It works every time.
[Deleted User] commented
Ctrl + Shift + x gives you an expanded control box where ENTER does move the cursor to a new line, and Ctrl + ENTER sends the message.
It would be ideal if Ctrl + ENTER was the send key press in the normal control box.
This function was an option (probably for years) in versions prior to 220.127.116.11 and should be put back in place.
Anyone who types on a computer regularly can have an issue with the send on <enter> function. One wants to make sure you don't erroneously send incomplete or uncorrected messages.
Matthias Bartosik commented
Also, autocompletion of @names requires you to press enter to accept the autocomplete, the same key you use to send. I can't get used to this at all. I would prefer to have enter only add newline and autocomplete, not send.
Stéphane-Gabriel Mérizzi commented
This is all fine if you are using a desktop or laptop, however I can't press shift + enter on my phone..
Can't find anything in the settings either.
my return key worked fine for several months until today. microsoft, a little help please.
my return key worked fine for several months. today it started to function as a send key. i did not do anything that i am aware of to change the setting. very frustrating.
Ideally there should be a way to switch 'Shift-Enter' and 'Enter' functionality OR simply just disable 'Enter sends message'. Seems very close to a deal breaker for use of the application sadly.
Derek Bezuidenhout commented
Yes - definitely agree that there must be an option to turn off "enter-to-send".
Shift-Enter is not intuitive, and it makes for difficult typing (and re-editing) when composing longer posts - some of which do add value.
Hi on my macbook it's is "option" and "enter" together to create a new line - I really wish there was a way to disable it permanently too
Jeremy Kowalski commented
Shift-Enter will also give you a new line without needing to change any settings...
Completely agree - should be able to 'turn off' the use of 'enter' to post the message. How can you make a new line?
Yes, since there a send button, don't interpret a carriage return as a send. It stops your messages from being proper bits of readable text and turns them into "Tweets"
Andrew Figueroa commented
This is a duplicate of this idea: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/30990691-disable-send-message-on-pushing-enter-shift-ente
(I agree with this idea, but just forwarding others and increasing the likelihood that they will be combined, increasing the vote count)