Can bots search messages?

Charlie Kane
Occasional Contributor



I'm working on a plugin that integrates with Microsoft Teams. I'd like to know if a bot can access the history of all messages in a channel (not only the ones that mention the bot) to find a specific one? It seem like a useful option, but I couldn't find it here:



Perhaps bots are not a correct tool to solve this problem. In that case, what should I use?


Best regards,


2 Replies
Do you want it as a feature for people to use or for admin use?

For normal users I think. I'm not sure what would be a difference between "admin" and "normal user" search. Both have full access to message history, isn't that right?

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