Reply to specific message in chat on desktop app
Having the ability to reply to specific messages in a chat on the desktop app. This is available on mobile today.
Thank you for your continued feedback. As many people have pointed out, this is available on mobile today. Support for replying to a specific message is on the backlog for desktop. I’ll let you know when we have progress to share. Thanks.
Crazy. Not in sight this will be happened soon.
Abhishek Tiwari commented
It makes absolutely no sense that such a high value feature (makes the communication process so much smoother) is on the backlog despite it being requested for by so many users.
As 21,612 have voted, this is a must in Teams. Even non-paid solutions have it.
Can we get a newer response, as the latest official response is from May 07. Please make 21,612 people happy.
Frustrated Teams User commented
At this point, the ‘reply function’ to individual messages has become a UI standard.
This feature is crucial to effective and efficient communication, especially in the work place.
Work from home practices and communication styles are changing, rapidly, due to our currently global situation, internet connectivity, accessibility, etc. There is undoubtably an increase in IM platform usage, not only on Teams.
As companies and workers are communicating through IM at higher volumes now more than ever, the ability to keep track of messages in digital conversation threads is critical. It is very easy to loose track of which message exactly some is responding to, ESPECIALLY as users have various communication/messaging styles. I will not even get into how the number of chats, group chats, and ‘Teams’ within ‘Teams’ exponentially exacerbates this issue.
This feature provides:
Utility- high need/demand
Adoption rate- also very high
Effectiveness- users are able to understand the purpose of the feature
Efficiency- user are able to quickly interpret and act upon the functionality
Satisfaction- this thread alone demonstrates the diminished satisfaction of IM platforms that lack this feature
Every day this feature is not implemented on Teams for desktop serves MS a disadvantage and frustrates users.
Please add it asap.
Frustrated Teams User
Martina Barnett commented
Commenting to bump the priority of the feature. Very glad it's in the mobile application at least. It means a switch to the phone to answer 'in line' as it were where necessary to do so. It would be ideal if it could be on all platforms, please.
This is a must-have feature, how can this be on backlog !!! Swap the sprint stories
Teams User commented
Pleas add this to desktop soon. This is one of the most important features as we loose context in a long chat.
[Deleted User] commented
this is rediculous, when will this feature be resolved
Good day, anything yet on this?
Adriano Attolico commented
Waiting to see it on desktop soon
Please add this!
Please implement this function.
This is definitely a Must-Have function for MS Teams chat. Please make it happens in the next release.
Sai Krishna commented
You can type 'Shift + >' in chat box at the bottom and it provides a grayed box. Then Copy and paste the Specific message you want to reply. and hit "shift + enter" twice, it will give space to write your reply. Type name with "@" to address specific person
I would like to learn to reply to a specific chat in Teams like in WhatsApp.
Request you to kindly confirm if you can introduce this feature in Teams Chat. its useful and easy way of communicating in teams rather then typing it again and again.
I got this request or inquiry from users on almost all training when they first reach this application.
Andy Gorton commented
What does 'backlog' mean in real terms ? Is this actively being worked on or simply in a pile of nice to do ideas ? Really is an essential feature for me to persuade staff to use Teams Chat as their default tool rather than email
And as a correction, threads aren't available in mobile. Mobile basically copies the post and allows a reply. Doesn't keep threads together as in Teams Posts
How is this a backlog item lol
Please add this feature.