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  1. Allow searching files with partial file name

    Allow file search using partial file name. I see the file when i click on Files icon but when i search for the same using partial name using the 'Search or type a command' box, it does not give any result. I have to give exact and full name of the file for the search to work.

    21 votes

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  2. Searching in Saved Messages

    We use Microsoft Teams at my workplace and we really like the opportunity to save documents, posts or photos. When there is a task and a deadline in a post, I just save it and then I can check it easily at the 'Saved messages' tab. So I won't forget it. The only one problem is with the saving posts is if there are too many posts then hard to find and manage them, so it would be essential and important that users could SEARCH only between the saved messages.

    21 votes

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  3. Text search option on individual chat or on a group chat

    Search options are very limited and not very helpful. Please allow to search a text in respective chatbox or respective group. Similar to how whatsapp is integrated.
    We are using Teams as a centralized chat option in our organization and its really difficult to search and traceback some of the information.

    20 votes

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  4. Provide "Open File Location" option in search

    When i search for files, i am unable to tell the location of the file from the search results. All it shows under file name in search results is "<<Team Name>>/Shared Documents". So we are unable to tell which channel it is and which sub-folder in the channel it is in.

    Can we have a "Open file location" option in context menu or have the file location shown in search results under the file?

    19 votes

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  5. navigation history

    Can the < > navigation arrows have a history (right click) to jump to a specific item, instead of doing a lot of clicks to go back and forward (alike the browsers)

    19 votes

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  6. Improve Mandarin(Traditional Chinese) keywords search within Channel

    Mandarin(Traditional Chinese) keywords search within Channel is not functioning well. We could see some words are there, but when we try to search for that keyword, it shows [no matches found].

    18 votes

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  7. Search Feature

    Teams should have a search feature. If it logs all the chat then it should allow the users to search keywords on all chats too.

    18 votes

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  8. Support the use of hashtags to be criteria for a Channel, like Search Folders

    Support the use of hashtags to be criteria for a Channel, kind of like Search Folders. That way, you can be made aware of all conversations about #topicofinterest

    18 votes

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  9. Switch focus to chosen team

    When searching for a team and clicking it, after I have found it, the Teams app does not switch the focus to the chosen team. That is very annoying because I cannot see channels of that team, if my focus is set on other teams within the teams list on the left side.

    18 votes

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  10. Find/Search > Go to Chat. should take you to that point in time during the chat. Not just the chat window.

    I want to search for a conversation within a full chat with someone. So, I use keywords in the search function. Teams will find the single message in which I used that keyword but single messages are out of context.

    The Go to Chat feature just takes you to that chat at the latest message. It should take you to that specific point in time in the chat so that you can see the full context of the conversation.

    Trying to scroll through days of endless chatter is cumbersome.

    18 votes

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  11. A filter option to show hiden chats

    If you want to find a hidden chat that you can't remember the name of because you hide it months ago not realising its relevance until a later date you should be able to filter by Hidden chats showing all the chats that have been Hidden.

    17 votes

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  12. Ability to Search within Saved Chats Only

    There is the ability to save chat conversations, however, need the ability to only search within those saved chats and not across all chats.

    17 votes

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  13. autoriser le classement par ordre alphabétique des membre dans une équipe

    permettre de classer les membres d'une équipe par ordre alphabétique par exemple.

    16 votes

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  14. Show all channels when selecting Team from search results

    I have hundreds of teams each with multiple channels. I will search for teams by name. Selecting the team takes me to the General channel, but there is no easy way to get to the other channels from there. I have to click on the team icon, click on the settings, go to the Channels tab, and then I can pick the channel I want.

    16 votes

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  15. Allow us to search messages with specifying posting date in Microsoft Teams

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    Microsoft Teams のメッセージの検索について
    Allow us to search messages with specifying posting date in Microsoft Teams


    ■Description(内容):
    Microsoft Teams のメッセージの検索にて、メッセージの投稿日の日付を指定して検索できる機能の提供を希望します。

    I would like to see the feature to search messages with specifying posting date in Microsoft Teams.

    16 votes

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  16. Diacritic insensitive text search

    Currently the message search is diacritic sensitive. Fox example, if you type a phrase like "naive" or "resume", the result set on the Messages tab will contain the exact matches only, therefore the alternative forms like "naïve" or "résumé" will be missing, and vice versa.

    This behaviour particularly affects non-English languages where accents are frequently used and it makes text search inaccurate.

    It would be nice if all versions matched regardless of whether diacritics were typed or not.

    16 votes

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  17. Save chat history

    Please provide a way to save chat history. The search function only appears with the chat box with the searched word in it and not the whole conversation.

    15 votes

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  18. Please add CTRL + F in Microsoft Teams to find things easier in chat history

    Hi! It would be nice if you can add a seach feature. Please add "CTRL + F". It would really help rathen than scrolling up in chat history like 5 days ago or worse, weeks or months ago.

    Thank you.

    15 votes

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  19. search conversations

    The Search in Teams is not finding parts of keywords in the start of a conversation, only in the comments. If you search for the complete word, it will be found in the start of a conversation.

    You can find an example in my screenshot (sorry for German inside that screen).

    I expected that this is an error/incident. But Premier support told me, that this is "by design". So now we have to vote for a default function of every search...

    15 votes

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  20. filter/sort non-channel unread chat messages

    "/unread" should also reveal unread non-channel chat conversations.

    "Feed" should also include non-channel chat activity.

    Also, implement (or create option to) sort unread non-channel chat messages to above pinned messages that are not also unread.

    15 votes

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