11-06-2017 10:51 AM
11-06-2017 10:51 AM
Good news! We're currently rolling out drag and drop for messages and conversations into groups in Outlook on the web first for First Release customers, then Standard release customers.
It's much easier to explain with a GIF:
Support for Outlook 2016 for Windows is coming soon--stay tuned.
You can find the documentation here: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/24e809db-70e1-45b7-8d54-efac7951dc95
11-06-2017 11:25 AM - edited 11-06-2017 12:27 PM
Nice update, it will make working with groups even easier, thanks for sharing.
11-06-2017 11:27 AM
Took you long enough... :)
Will the right-click move/copy functionality also work, or is it strictly drag&drop? Multiple items/threads? Does everything get dumped into the Inbox/Conversations folder of the Group, or can we drop Calendar items to the Calendar? The documentation is very poor on the details... :)
11-06-2017 03:41 PM
@Vasil Michev wrote:
Will the right-click move/copy functionality also work, or is it strictly drag&drop?
At this point, it's strictly drag and drop.
@Vasil Michev wrote:
You can drag and drop one thread at a time, or up to 100 individual messages at a time.
@Vasil Michev wrote:
Does everything get dumped into the Inbox/Conversations folder of the Group, or can we drop Calendar items to the Calendar?
Yes. While you can drag-and-drop meeting invites, it will not be added to the group calendar.
11-07-2017 03:16 PM
@Juan Carlos González Martín, you're not the only one looking for it--it is in fact coming!
Our engineering teams are working hard on it. I don't want to make false promises at this point, so I can't share anything more.
12-19-2017 08:02 AM
One question though, whay is it only possible to "Reply all" and not only the sender?
12-19-2017 10:37 AM - edited 12-19-2017 10:38 AM
When you reply to a conversation that you have drag-and-dropped, it behaves like any other email in your group's emails, which is by default, Reply all. One thing to note is that like any other email you reply to the group, the group will in the To line.
If you want to reply only to the sender, you can pop-out the email and remove undesired recipients.
12-21-2017 01:02 AM - edited 12-21-2017 01:02 AM
"Note: If you accidentally moved the message or conversation to the wrong group, you can forward it back to yourself and then delete the message or conversation from the group."
Are there any plans for a more convenient way to handle wrongly moved messages?
12-27-2017 08:02 AM
When will subfolders or categorization come to Group messages/conversations? It is nice to move a message to another group, but organizing conversations is more important to our adoption. We have teams that handle multiple projects and it would be nice to organize those conversations by project. Subfolders or even simply being able to apply flags/categorization to a message is one of the most requested features for Groups.
01-03-2018 01:24 PM
When will this begin working? I am using the OWA to try drag and drop and the option still isn't working for me.
01-03-2018 01:27 PM
We're still currently in targeted release as we were making improvements. Can you confirm that you are in targeted release? If so, send me a message and we can work with you to get it working.
01-03-2018 01:29 PM
I don't know that we are. We just migrated off of a GoDaddy Tenant to a Microsoft Tenant (no more third party), some of the migration didn't go so well, was hoping to use this to move email out of local PST to a new Group that has been created.
01-18-2018 08:45 PM - edited 01-18-2018 08:45 PM
Those who are already following the group in their inbox will not receive a copy in their inbox.
This makes sharing emails in a group kind of pointless. Can you please improve the feature to insure that those other members of the group will be able to get a copy of the email.
We need this feature to be able to collaborate on group projects. If someone receives an email from someone outside of the group, we need them to be able to move it to the group mailbox for record keeping. Everyone needs access to be able to read these emails.
01-19-2018 04:20 AM - edited 01-19-2018 04:21 AM
Totally agree! Really looking forward to this feature (being able to have subfolders/categorization in Groups).
Vote for it here: https://office365.uservoice.com/forums/286611-office-365-groups/suggestions/16984177-allow-users-to-...
Note: Status is set to "Working on it" but the status comment refers to dragn-n-drop... and it cannot be found in the roadmap either (https://products.office.com/en-us/business/office-365-roadmap?filters=).... so I am to looking forward to more information on when this is planned for targeted release.
02-13-2018 11:10 AM
Great, except it doesn't respect the permissions assigned within a groups' 'Delivery Management' section of properties in Exchange Control Panel. Members and even Owners of a group, who do not have rights to post (are not explicitly granted right to post through being added to "Recipients > Groups > Edit Group > Delivery Management > Accept Messages From:") to a group should not be able to drag and drop messages into a group. Period!
I've confirmed that the ability to drag and drop messages from your Inbox to a group a user doesn't have access to post into is intentional behaviour through closed Office 365 Ticket #30126-7369965 . If this continues we will have to look to move away from using Outlook Groups because it will no longer meet organizational requirements with these introduced changes.
02-28-2018 01:43 AM
We really need some more features to make this useful. I can not get the "select 100 messages" and drag and drop to work. First off, when you try to select several messages using control+click, it doesn't work, you can only control+click a few at a time. Second, the drag and drop doesn't work for me for multiple messages, only one by one.
Now, that just explains how the current functionality doesn't work. For future functionality, we need the following:
1. Drag and drop in outlook
2. Drag and drop all messages, not just some (I have a public folder I would like to move all the contents from but currently there is no way to do this)
03-13-2018 01:38 PM
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04-16-2018 10:19 AM
@Matthew Harahush, are you in conversation (threaded) view, or message (individual messages) view? In the conversation view, we've limited it to 1 conversation at a time.
@Johan Gustavsen, thanks for the feedback.
04-18-2018 09:17 PM
Hi Ethan - we are eagerly awaiting this feature for Outlook Desktop too.
Any details you have on a release date, I'd be keen to know please.
It will form an important facet of a how we want to use Groups for managing projects.
05-23-2018 04:14 PM
This has now changed to "Rolling Out" from in "In Development" - @Ethan Li, how can we enable our 0365 tenant to be included in the initial rollout of this? We would be very keen to have it enabled for testing rather than waiting for it to be bundled with a quarterly update. Cheers
05-30-2018 06:28 AM
@Ethan Li, Do you plan to offer more than drag and drop? If we are a member of many groups (more than 25) it becomes very hard to navigate within a randomly ordered list of groups.
It would be nice to have a right-click / toolbar button to «Send/move to group» that would open a popup window to search / select the group.
3rd parties products figured that out.