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  1. Help us SEARCH and FIND things in Teams

    We want improvements to search:

    CTRL+F SHORTCUT
    I wanto to find messages inside a chat or channel with CTRL+F.
    It’ll allow me to quick search messages in a specific conversation.

    PARITY TO SKYPE SEARCH
    Like in Skype chat, we need to be able to search text strings from conversations

    IMPROVE SEARCH RESULTS VIEW
    I feel as though the conversation view looks a bit cluttered as is, and conversation threads are not as readily identifiable as I had hoped they would be. Some suggestions are: Add the ability to include a Topic Header for a conversation so that you can easily…

    1,388 votes
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      112 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      This feature request has moved to the planning stage. There have also been several small updates that have gone out already, as well.

      I’ll keep you posted as I hear more about coming updates.

      -Warren

    • Specific search

      Search inside specific chats with other people and the ability to jump to the message so that the surrounding messages can be read and not just that message.
      not all searches can be pinpointed like a phone number. I remember the context but not the specific message. I can find the message in the general search then have to go into that chat and scroll to that date. Searching within a specific chat with another individual would be much more useful than searching all my chats.

      187 votes
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        30 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Integration Delve Profiles in Teams

        Make Delve Profiles (own Profile and that of others) available in Teams and include profile content in Teams-Search.

        Delve Profiles are good fo showing skills and projects of our employees.

        But the Profiles and there information are not accessible in Teams which breaks our usecase.

        85 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Search bar location

          The search/command bar in the middle of the very top of the window is not a very good location. Decades of UI/UX work to train users to click there to DRAG the window and now it's a giant search box. Perhaps the ability to move it to a different place or make it expandable if you want to would be nice. Or option to hide it. But right in the middle of the top of the window is a terrible place.

          81 votes
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            22 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Improved search that searches through everything

            If I´m trying to use Teams as my main hub of communications it would be handy if teams search can search for anything and everything.

            It would search my emails, files, chats, team discussions, groups, sharepoint etc. Basically the extent of my O365 reach.

            To many times a file can´t be found as you can´t remember where you put it, to many times you can´t remember if the discussion was via teams, email or chat etc.

            62 votes
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              5 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • search

              Wildcard search!
              When searching in chat messages i will not get a hit on 'test' when a message contains 'testing'. Exact matches should be first, and wildcard matches later.

              58 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • channel search

                Add a search box into each channel so i can search all conversations within that channel only including all history of the channel.

                57 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add search to channel

                  Add a search bar specific for a channel (with keyboard shortcut)

                  56 votes
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                    7 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    You can search inside a specific channel by going to the channel, putting your search term in the search bar, then pressing enter on your keyboard. Then, you’ll see below the search bar a little tab that says “In this channel”. If you click that, you’ll see all the search results for the term in that specific channel.

                    If you have any questions, just tweet me at @skprufo.

                    Suphatra

                  • Take me to the target message: Search performance in chats

                    Searching for something works (mostly), however if the thing you're search for is sufficiently far back in time, then it's nigh impossible to actually get results back. Clicking the message says "go to chat to see the rest", but clicking on that does nothing but take you back to the chat at the current time, rather than the target message. If you bookmark the message and try to get at the location in chat via that, then the client just lags and eventually crashes. (while chewing up 100% CPU) Tried the desktop client (developer preview), web client Chrome, web client…

                    50 votes
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                      4 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Search previous messages

                      I know this is new but "Search" is very fundamental to the success of any product. When messages gets pretty long and you remember that you had this conversation before, you search for it. Right now, I don't see a way to search previous messages.

                      50 votes
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                        10 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Searching

                        Would like to be able to search within a chat and across chats easily. Searching within a chat is not possible and searching across chats is

                        48 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Chat search feature

                          It would be nice to be able to search a chat for a keyword or phrase to make it quicker to look back for something

                          42 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Search on Partial Names

                            I'd like to be able to search on partial names. For instance, if I'm looking for "Robert Smith", when I type in "Rob" I may get 20 people proposed. I want to be able to type in "Rob S" and get Roberts with a last name starting with S. However, the search currently does an exact match. So "Robert" != "Rob" and "Robert Smith" falls out of the results.

                            Given names in Teams:
                            "Robert Adams", "Rob Dean", "Robert Nice", "Robert Smith"

                            As is:
                            "Rob" matches "Robert Adams", "Rob Dean", "Robert Nice", "Robert Smith"
                            "Rob S" matches no results

                            Would like: …

                            25 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Improve the Teams search tool

                              When I search a keyword, I would like to have all the Teams that contains that keyword in the Team name.

                              23 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Find in Conversation

                                Ideally there'd be a way to search / find / filter directly in conversation pane. The search on the upper left of chat just shows me conversations where it appears but I want to navigate and highlight each occurrence of a search string within a conversation thread - particularly long ones with long comments where my name is mentioned.

                                23 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add team member - Search in GAL

                                  When searching for new team members, search only for users not hidden in the GAL.

                                  22 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Selecting Team from Team Search Results Should Highlight and Expand Team on Left

                                    I have a few hundred teams. When I use the search under Teams to find the Team I want, and click it, it does show the correct team on the right, but suppose I didn't want the General channel, suppose I wanted another channel, now I must click the team name at the top ("Team_Name > General"), then click "Channels" and click the channel I wanted.

                                    This is because in my list of a few hundred teams, I cannot be bothered to scroll through the long list of team names on the left navigation tree.

                                    It would be better if,…

                                    21 votes
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                                      5 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Search content by partial strings

                                      We are not able to use a partial string when searching in conversations or for names of files shared in conversations. Example: file name is "Collaboration Productivity Overview." I can use one of these words and find the file, but I cannot use part of a word such as "collab" or "Prod" and locate the file. It finds onlt references that used these exact characters. This becomes a problem when we are looking for reference to a client, whose name is spelled in several different ways by different users. If we could enter just the first few letters, or use…

                                      20 votes
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                                      • Search Results "Go to the chat" link should take you to the result entry within the relevant chat

                                        currently the "Go to the chat" link when you're viewing a Search Result takes you to the end of the chat.
                                        It should bring you to the right date and time, so that you can see the search result in the context of the conversation.

                                        20 votes
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                                          6 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Ctrl-F support (Focus on "Search")

                                          Ctrl-F should focus on the search field, like Skype.

                                          19 votes
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