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
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.
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?