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
+1 from me. Scrolling back 2 months to find a convo is frustrating.
Alistair H commented
You can get the post containing the test you searched for which isn't exactly amazing TBH considering the power of the machines and the broadband we have these days. Unfortunately to get the context of that post - which is needed as often as not - you have to scroll back, and this tends to take a long time. This needs fixing. People are spending hours looking for information.
This would be extremely helpful. Have just spent 1/2 hour trying to find a particular conversation and am still scrolling!
I totally agree that would be great if we can look back on conversations within a specific date/time range.
+1 on this. It would be great if we can look back on conversations within a specific date/time range OR if the search function would show chats below/after the searched query.
Sometimes, even if you're able to search for a keyword that you remember, you still need context as to what happened before/after that message.
I agree wholeheartedly. I can find where I asked a question by typing in a word I know I used, but when I click on the message, it only shows that message but nothing else. It would help if when we clicked on the search results it took us to that conversation rather than just displaying the individual message
I need this functionality as well.
Rob North commented
The problem I have is that I want to go back to a specific time on a specific day in a specifc chat.
Not possible, can get to a day with the horribly clunky Sent: search filter but not anymore accurate.
This feature is needed.
John Smith commented
from:smithj Sent>=2020-11-01 and Sent<=2020-11-30
Dan Rehart commented
In the search field, Type in Sent:12/23/2020 . This gave me all the messages sent on that date, regardless of team.
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
A must to have - That is unbelievable that such search is not part of the product.
Clint Banzet commented
@Rokxer 12/9/2020...the term is placebo.
This is a major bottleneck to Teams being an effective workplace tool - please improve the search feature asap! When searching by keywords, we can often find the specific lines that mention the keyword, but cannot see the entire conversation for context without wasting time scrolling as many others have already mentioned.
Maybe add a feature in the search results to allow "jumping" to a particular date and time in the main chat window. Alternatively, just fix the search by date functionality to allow searching by a specific date instead of providing the current useless ranges of "Last month", "Last year", etc.
Renato Ivancic commented
There is only option to search in today, last day, last week, last month in filter. But I need a filter where I can explicitly specify a custom day or a range of 3 days anywhere in the past for auditing, checking my working hours, searching for specific debates when I know at which date they happened and then I want to filter out exactly those dates. Its perfectly implemented in Slack for example.
I think this is really one of the basic requirements for enterprise grade communication tool especially in 2020.
If I would be Product Owner of Microsoft Teams this would be #1 priority.
Really need this feature in every day work....
Does anyone else click on [More filters], then "Select a Date Range" only to be given no option to input a range of dates???
William Muk commented
So frustrated with the search function in Teams. Please fix it now!
Yes. Right now experiencing the pain of scrolling.
Sometimes I think uservoice is just a band aid for users to feel better. Actual development goes its own path.
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.