Add hyperlink to jump to Last Read
Add a static hyperlink in chat to jump to the Last Read section similar to the hyperlink to view new messages.
Darryl Hadfield commented
We're moving solidly into MS365, and yes, this is certainly needed.
This would be a HUGE help. Teams is a tough sell in my organization and it would be great to teach the less savvy users to check certain channels each day and use the "Last Read" link. Many of those users are upper management, and having their support would make adoption so much easier. They still prefer email.
This is one of the most challenging parts of working with MS Teams. When there is an active chat, and you've been away for a while (say, because you are a global organization and you're collaborating with global team members on a critical issue over night), trying to scroll through the chats to find the "last read" line is extra cognitive effort that I don't need to waste. Just give me a way to click to "last read" and let me use my mental energy on something really important!
Clay Gamble commented
Yes! Or an option so when you select a chat it opens at last read.
Richard Huss commented
This would be incredibly useful. I work part-time and it is so hard to catch up with the ongoing Teams conversations when I am back at work each week.
Scott Richardson commented
This would be super helpful, as our organization has a lot of loose teams and channels that we are expected to monitor asynchronously.
James P commented
potential duplicate of https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/31778038-last-read and https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/37403263-chat-s-to-open-where-they-were-last-read-to-avoid and https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/37894801-button-to-take-me-back-to-last-read-line-in-conv - combined they have more than 100 votes on 2020-04-21
Yes, we absolutely need this. When users go on vacation or are away from the office, it can be difficult to locate the last message you read. You must scroll until you see the faint "unread" message above the last message. Please include this feature!
Toby Bierly commented
Slack (the gold standard for group chat) always starts at the Last Read location so users can easily pick up where they left off. Or they can easily jump down to the latest new messages at the very bottom. Why can't the Teams programmers have done basic research on basic functionality that is most useful in a group chat application? Time after time, Teams is lagging behind Slack in functionality. If it weren't free (included in O365 bundles), no one would be changing over to it.
Went looking for this... we have team chats that can go on after people leave. They come in the next day and want to catch up, but right now that means lots of scrolling to try and find the "last read" indicator. It would be great to be able to jump directly to the last read comment.