Way to filter chats by date
So I was able to find the date that a piece of a conversation happened very easily, the search capability is amazing.
However when I got to the chat session it has been going on for some time and getting back to the date that I needed was slow.
would love some kind of option that you could go to which just shoed the days that there was a conversation. That way we could quickly scroll to the date and then expand the chat content for just that date.
Chat Window Example:
this is a test
7/3/2018 8:00:01 pm
It would be ALOT better if like so many other products that you search for a word and it will find it you can right click and say "Go to conversation" and will show the conversation around that word. Searching by Date currently doesnt work. It is the number one feature that i am asked about for Teams as they use the team rooms as collaboration tools and I been told to look for another product cause this is worthless.
Yeah this really needs to be fixed. +1 from me.
If people are going on conversation everyday and you want to go back to a conversation happened a month. Teams is a nightmare
With so many business conversation via chat now, the ability to go see the conversation in a specific date range is very important and essential. I am trying to figure out what had happened 8 months ago for an audit issue, and it had taken me 1.5 hour to only go back to 3 months. When we used Skype, the daily conversations were saved and could be easily located. We switched to MS Teams over a year ago, and I still think Skype is better.
Matthew Squicciarini commented
Microsoft, what on earth are you waiting for? Fix this problem already!
Alex Gallegos commented
Good news everyone! Administrators will soon be able to add *Custom Images to Meetings!* That means your meetings will be able to have a custom icon! Meanwhile, you still cannot revisit a conversation you had with a coworker more than a few days ago without *minutes* of tedious scrolling with no user interface fix. In this team-based collaboration software.
Folks. Flashy fun features MUST be prioritized lower than basic usability. Microsoft used to believe in that. Don't you believe in it anymore? How is this not fixed yet?
trying to scroll up through years of chat logs to get to the context of my search is infuriating.
I miss the good old days of skype conversations INDEXED in outlook :(
The search function is abysmal. Can't search in a specific group chat, it searches everything in Teams. Can't search by date. Can't pull up a group conversation. I tried scrolling back a month because that's where topic was discussed, it's extremely slow scrolling so I gave up.
is there a way to search for images by a certain person in the chats section?
How is it not a standard feature to be able to view more than one line of chat history by searching?
There needs to be a feature to let us pull up full pages of conversations. The date range in the filter is too basic. I need to pull up 4/1 and it's impossible. I don't want to scroll for days to get to a conversation I had 6 months ago or so.
I search for a word I know was specific to a conversation. Teams pulls up the word. I click on it and shows the person who said the word but it's a single line. There's no chat around what she said. Sometimes full chats are pulled up. Sometimes they're not. The search feature is so inconsistent it makes me sign out with a mighty click of the mouse WHAM :)
Chris Wong commented
Along with not being able to specify a download folder, this is such a huge step backwards that it makes me think Microsoft lost the development logs/histories from other apps like MSN and Skype.
Same story for me. Microsoft is holding features stupidly to be included in following releases. One day google will release an office and it's going to be a different story.
Search by certain words and being able to see the whole context of the conversation seems very basic feature. PLEASE. add this to the feature. thank you.
+1 This is a big problem with the message search functionality -- Need to be able to search by date AND need ability to see the context of the conversation around searched (and found) chat lines. Search is grueling and of limited use without these enhancements
EDIT -- Just realized from comment below that you can use the filter "sent: 11/1/2019" in the search bar for this and can refine that search further. This does not seem to work, however, to find one's own sent messages. It also does not solve the larger problem that search items are not shown in context of the conversation
Dave Blodgett commented
It's a glaring omission that the search feature allows you to find a given word or search phrase, but then not allow you to go to that line in a conversation. You have to scroll back manually, which is tortuously slow since once you get past a day back it seems like the system has to independently query each page of results. I had to scroll back 6 months in a chat with a person I correspond with a lot and it took me 20 minutes. And the worse part was that I clicked over to check another message and it reset my place in the thread back to the beginning. Really an egregious usability omission, and another thing Slack solved for 3 years ago.
Swithin Chandler commented
It took me about 6 minutes (using my fitbit stopwatch to time it) to go back to a chat from 11 months ago. Like Seamus originally wrote, the search is great! But getting back to the actual conversation so you can read the related convo, not so much. It's painful using the scroll bar. Please add a feature that allows us to skip back in time to the full thread at that time.
John Zabroski commented
I tried the workaround mentioned hear using search operators, and noticed that the result results are inconsistent. I searched for one phrase, found a hit on 4/18/2019, and then searched for "from:myuserid sent:04/18/2019" and that same message did not appear.
I would objectively say that Teams search chat functionality is buggy and missing features.
Use search modifiers
For richer search results in messages, you can use what's called Keyword Query Language. Below are the modifiers that Teams supports. Reminder: there's no space between the colon and the search terms.
In:Channel or group chat name
Subject:keyword from a channel message with a subject line