Forward Conversations to chat/another team/channel
I love this feature in mobile - would really use it in the Windows app/browser/Mac app. The ability to take a chat message, or channel message, and from the '. . .' menu have the forward option, where you can forward the message to another person, or to another channel/team.
That would help us use group chat for conversations outside of the team with non team members, then take the final message that has a solution to a 'problem' and pass it back to the team.
It would be nice to have this as it is already in skype desktop
Or even have the copy button on there so you don't have to highlight everything. That would be great too.
Or even, once forwarded, before you send, to be able to make adjustments to the message you are forwarding. The mobile app doesn't let you change any portion of the message when you forward it
Lesley Conroy commented
So.. this a great idea and should be sorted please? Surely it's a quick fix...
Thomas Bökle commented
It would be very helpful if this function were not only available in the mobile version. Information would be able to be forwarded more quickly to the person concerned without the hassle of copying and then the link no longer working, etc.
Ellen McCarthy commented
I just discovered this was in the mobile version and not in the desktop version and hope it gets added to desktop version soon, although the desktop version allows you to share the message via outlook. Sometimes though I want to forward the entire chat history or a portion; this should allow for a multi select option. Currently I have to take screen shots with the snipping tool to send it to someone else.
Marc Smaak commented
Indeed very useful feature. Often discussions start in a private channel because we want to keep it private form now or do not want to bother the others. As soon as the solution is found the last messages should show up in the right channel without copy and pasting the text.
Please add this feature to desktop!
would also be amazing if one could forward more than one message at a time
Marko Genzel commented
Definitely a flaw in the desktop app since it works already in mobile app. Please make it available in desktop app as well!
Srikumar Krishna Iyer commented
forwarding of items (messages, images, files etc) from one chat window to one or multiple contacts would be really useful feature.
At this point of time, one has to download the attachments again & re-attach in all the chat windows manually one by one.
This is really time-consuming.
Please consider this feature in future releases.
Steve Alleyne commented
Or the ability to add it as a thread to a team chat.
Augusto Ardiles commented
Please consider this possibility for the desktop app too
Gijsbert Tanis commented
Usually it's not just one message I need to forward, so multiple select posts and then forward would be best for me.
Forwarding one message already works in the mobile app. Please make it available also in the desktop.
Chris Schaedler commented
I would describe it as repost of a chat to another channel. but in general it is the same idea i guess.
Exactly! Or if one function posts an idea that I'd like to share with my broader team, I can easily forward the conversation (or at least the initial message) to another channel so that it clearly shows who it came from!