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
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
Just imagine, you remember the question you have asked, and you find it with the search. Then you do not see the answer, because Teams only showing your part of the conversation. And going back in the conversation is painful and slow. So you end up asking again, and you get the answer: I already told you... :)
Eric Wolf commented
for those of us keeping time sheets and using teams it would be very helpful for those..."what was i doing in Teams on this day" type questions that come up all the time
Try searching a keyword on the conversation that you are looking for using the search bar then something will suddenly appear on the left side of the screen where in you can filter the date, mentions, people, attachments etc.
I need this functionality as well. My team has a lot of chatter, and scrolling back a few months is quite painful.
There must be a better way of scrolling back to a specific date! In such times myself and my work colleagues (15 of us) are using teams a lot more than usual. So while I understand if we wasn't working from home there wouldn't be so much conversation on there, but I am still sat here from 8.15am this morning trying to scroll to something from January 2020. I am currently on the 16th April - This is painful...
Leonida Golfrè commented
This feature has been requested from october 2019. Can you please work on that?
Please add this feature -- so important to trace back conversation
why did MS basically abandon every lesson learned from years of chat program dev and give us teams, the chat on this is such a step back, its missing so many features we already had.
Trevor Nichols commented
This is essential, the search might find a message related to what you are after but you can't jump to it in context in the history. Scrolling up to a message 6 months ago is insane.
Dumb that you cannot go back to the conversation from a specific day.
Radoslaw Jurewicz commented
I up this - I found my messages but going back through couple of months of history with scroll is very painful
Morgan Christiansson commented
This is ridiculous. It's not possible to scroll back more than a year through chat history to find what message I replied to!
Jeff Alexander commented
Very disappointed that this was not already built in. Makes me question whether Teams chat should be used for more than just idle conversations that you won't need to look up later.
Yes, we need a way after "finding" a message to view that time so we can see the messages around it. Otherwise what point is the "find".
Ethan Rabinowitz commented
such a needed and obvious enhancement
after doing "Find a message that has a keyword that you remember" you should be able to go to that spot in the chat...only seeing 1 message is usuelss...i search 1 keyword to look at all the messages at that time, and i currently can't do that
Ralph Burleson commented