In Skype for Business, IM saves in a Conversation History folder. This would be helpful to have since I can't find saved chats in Teams.
Chris Hutchinson commented
I have a hard time understanding why this isn't a feature after seeing complaints about go back 3+ years.
[Deleted User] commented
Can't believe that such a basic and usefull function is still not available. Such a waste of time, again.
There are so many reasons why the ability to save the chat from a meeting is helpful and should be a standard and easy feature. In education, most meetings require evidence of attendance. To grade them, to fund them, etc. The chat log is perfect for that. Or would be except that it is currently unusable for that since it can't be saved. Please enable this feature!
S Peck commented
This feature was standard in Skype for Business. Since MS is replacing Skype for Business with Teams, why wasn't every Skype feature required to be in Teams? Saving, copying, forwarding of chats, moving channels, and more needs to be basic features. Skip the bells and whistles and make the basics work, please.
we have been following up on this particular piece frantically, but no response till now, this is one of the crucial service that needs to be enabled.
as pointed out by many, we would like to share some of the instructions sent via teams to other teams via mail, this is not rocket science, get it done ASAP.
Gavin Bollard commented
Just had a long conversation with a user working through various support options. The problem now needs to be escalated. What I really wanted to do was be able to email the chat to the support desk so that they know exactly what we've already tried. Save or Print to PDF would have been ideal for this. Please add this feature.
Dear Microsoft, many chats become an important source of discussions you want to use for continue working on other nice Microsoft tools like Word or Excel.
Skype did have this option to save the chat to your Outlook's conversation. You removed this feature because you thought that keeping the conversations for 30 days was going to be enough. That's a valid use case but not the one we're talking about here. Hope you realize the use case you made a burdern now. Like the other comments in this thread, selecting and copy and pasting is a real burden and sometimes undoable because the multiple lines.
Terrible. Just terrible. I have a colleague who likes to hit enter after almost every word. Not only drives me nuts but is absolutely infeasible to copy/paste since only one message can be copy/pasted at a time. What a disaster. Skype chats were superior. I miss the days of ICQ. :-) On the positive side, messages read on my phone in Teams are available on my desktop when I get back to my computer, unlike Skype. At least we have that.
Please use same storage method for chat history - absolutely not good for projects and work to have no older chats automatically stored - I loved the way it worked with Skype.
Agreed! It won't actually copy my full chat in one go! Our minute-taker could use it. Apparently, I need to copy and paste small bits at a time. What a pain.
You have to select and copy+ paste into Word or something else. Process is currently very manual, so I agree with the original poster that it would be nice if we had one that generated to the same place as Skype did. (organized by day)