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.
Any progress on this? I would like to disable the return to send in Microsoft Teams Chat, and would rather just use the send icon below the text box.
Ansgar Kaupp commented
I have the same issue. They seem not to have UI-experts in their team. This is a major reason to consider other solutions.
Steven Edwards commented
I have seen a lot of posts below saying that this seemingly simple potential change has not yet been implemented but in case it has changed; can enter go back to being 'carriage return'/new paragraph etc instead of being the button for sending a message?
Not only is there the possibility of sending messages mistakenly when al you meant to do was to create a new paragraph but it also happens sometimes if you are repeatedly and quickly pressing backspace.
However, looks like this request/complaint/thread has been on this site for several years, so for now I guess I am just going to have to continue trying to be accurate with my pressing of any key near 'enter' and to remember to use shirt + enter for new paragraphs.
Very annoying. Seems so basic, not to mention giving the user control and not making things top-down is supposed to be the spirit of what Teams is all about. You would have thought something like giving users flexibility on this could have and would have been sorted a long time ago.
Brent M. commented
Mine seems to require a ctrl + enter as of today.
Stephan Keller commented
This serious and I guess easy to implement feature request is open since Nov'2017 and not realized, yet?
But with every release of Office365 the UI looks different? (With ever growing of useless white space.)
Who the ... does the priorisation of the features to be implemented?
Is this a really "UserVoice" forum or just an alibi blog / tokenism to give the users the imagination that MS is listening to them?
An intern could knock off this feature in short order. They could probably copy and paste the code from fellow Electron app Skype. Come on.
I too find the current pressing enter sends the message a pain in neck - it should not be the default.
Defending this behaviour by saying, essentially, "But my entertainment/gossip/advertising messaging service behaves in a different way" is beside the point.
Teams is supposed to be a business platform, not a rival to Twitter. Messages will be complex, multi-line and require proof-reading, they will not trivial "Yups", "Greats" and the like.
Teams should behave like a business programme (enter = new line; send, e.g ^S or ^enter = send).
After all, that's how this board works, "Post comment" button = send
Tomas Dybdahl commented
I so much agree - replace enter with ctrl-enter
I've hit Enter accidently so many times for several reasons.
Can we get a "user option" of sorts to turn off Enter as the mechanism to send messages and instead have to click the Send button with the mouse and/or use some keypress combination?
That would be SUPER helpful! Thanks.
To those that swear by having Enter be the Send command. I get it, but we all have different styles, finger shapes and sizes, keyboards, etc. Having the OPTION, everyone would get what works best for their situation.
Michael Fricklas commented
i completely agree. could also add a button for send rather than Enter! Way too many unintended sends
Do not send messages when <enter> is pressed. It is annoying and time wasting.
What's wrong with pressing the arrow key to send or Ctl-S to send?
agreed. Should have option to turn this off. or use Shift+Enter to send...
Stig Nygaard commented
100% agree. I keep sending wrong or unfinished messages.
Either make it possible to assign another shortcut or disable shortcut for this completely.
This is ridiculous. Change it back to Enter sending the message, Shift+Enter adding a new line like very other chat program on the planet! >:|
Teams is a messaging service, not a proposal-writing, collaboration tool. That should be done with shared documents in OneDrive or email.
Timo Kunze commented
In pretty much every program that accepts multi-line texts, ENTER enters a carriage return. I keep sending messages accidently in MS Teams because it behaves different and this is really annoying. It is also not consistent that you must press ENTER to enter a new list item, but must not press ENTER to enter a carriage return. In my opinion it should be like this:
- ENTER enters a carriage return or a new list item
- SHIFT+ENTER enters a carriage return within a list item
- CTRL+ENTER sends the message
I agree that the behavior for the first two actions is not 100% consistent either, but it is how most programs work. For me it would also be fine if ENTER within a list item enters a carriage return within this list item, while SHIFT+ENTER adds a new list item.
Dan Masci commented
Please add! This makes for SO MUCH miscommunication - especially when trying to send a message to a Client and sending a half-finished, non-proof-read, supposedly-professional message.
I agree with Bart too. Absolutely, 100%
Agree 100% with @Bart Read
+1 Good idea to stop sending on ENTER, and force using the send arrow instead.
Bart Read commented
Sending on ENTER is extremely annoying, and it doesn't help that the behaviour on ENTER changes when you enter a bulleted list or preformatted text.
I've lost count of the number of times I've sent a message when I wanted to add a new paragraph, and this can actually be a pretty serious problem.
1. You send the message unedited, people read it and start responding to it.
2. They end up responding to an incomplete thought: it's unhelpful and can side-track debate.
3. People may not notice or read your edited message.
4. All of the above leads to time wasted due to misunderstandings and clarifications.
5. All of the above problems are exacerbated when you're using Teams to communicate about an incident, where accurate and clear communication is key because people are under pressure to get the incident resolved as quickly as possible.
Please at least offer the option to disable ENTER as the shortcut to send a message, or offer CTRL+ENTER to send as per Outlook which, after all, is also part of the Office 365 suite and predates Teams by a couple of decades. Let's try to get some consistency across the tools here, please!