reply to messages
much like whatsapp where you can reply to a specific message and that particular message will be quoted alongside the reply. Also the function to reply privately to a message sent in a group setting would be helpful
Thank you for your patience. We are thrilled to that replying to a chat message in the desktop client is now available as part of our Public Preview. It is expected to roll out to the public ring over the next several weeks.
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Looks like it works on the mobile app but not on the Desktop version
I noticed this feature is available in the Android App but not in the desktop one. I appreciate if you can add it to the context menu of each message in a chat (or conversation) so we can reply to a specific message.
I can't figure why they added that feature for the phone app and not to the desktop version...
I do think this would be a necessary improvement. In a official tutorial I saw the reply was made copying the text of the old message and pasting in the new. Whatsapp should be the benchmark instead, with options like reply normally and reply privately.
Estuardo Salazar commented
The iOS version of Teams have the feature to Reply to a specific comment in any chat window, just like you do on other chat apps like WhatsApp. However, the desktop application of Teams on Mac lacks that feature. Could you give us the same contextual menu that shows those options when selecting a comment along with the existing options in the ••• menu? Pleeease!!!
Dominic Fisher commented
Yes, please. This is essential for group discussions.
C'mon Dev team @ Teams
Natalia Ramirez commented
Are there any updates on this? This is an incredibly helpful feature, it shouldn't be limited to channel conversations only. Capabilities should match those of the mobile app, which allows replies to messages in chat as well as channels.
When is this available? It is on the mobile app version, why not in the desktop version?!
Wow it's been more than a year since this feedback was provided but we've still not seen this. It's a very basic function/feature to have in chat applications.
This is a must-have.
I fully agree
Carla De Simone commented
Every one in my company hated Teams when we had to migrate from Skype because of this.
It's a shame that we have the feature inside Team-chat and not on simple chat. They supposed to be the same tool! Makes no sense at all.
I understand features being added to one platform before the the other first. Is this excellent feature even planned for the Windows Desktop app?
I second this. Would be useful. Also inconsistent features make it more confusing
Please add an option in chat that allows you to link your reply to a specific comment so that in group conversations you can reply to a comment that may be further up the chat feed.
This is possible in the mobile chat, but I cannot yet see it in the desktop or browser version.
Gert-Jan Buth commented
I fully agree! I hear a lot of people complain about this; they are used to having this function in WhatsApp, would be very convenient to have it in the Chat function of Teams too.
I think it would make the Chat function much more powerful, because it is more clear to which previous message you reply.
Darrell Davis commented
To keep better context in the conversation, we need to be able to reply to a reply - and have that appear directly under the initial reply (at least one level). Example: Facebook does this.
It would awesome to have that!
I want to be able to reply to messages just like in the teams chats under the General Chat Tab.