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Senior Member

Hi

 

We seem to have an issue when copying conversations either under Chat or Teams. The good old "selecting the stuff you want to copy it" does not work.

A workaround seems to be seleting the first word or line of text and then Shift+Down for 1sec or so until it selects a larger portion of conversation.

 

Any thoughts on this.

 

Thanks

Albert

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Bueller? This is exactly my concern - any ideas? The workaround above does not work for me.

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I have the same issue please go to this link and caste your vote so that they take care of this feature ASAP

 

https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/31918531-allow-copying-whole-c...

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Hi Team,

 

any plans to implement this useful feature? 

 

Thanks 

 

Cheers,

Gonchik Tsymzhitov

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When will this much needed feature be added? We really should not struggle with such a basic task in software in 2018, should we? And for the love all good in the world, please get rid of the bookmark, like, etc. icons on the upper right of the message. Those things are constantly messing with me when I'm trying to click a link or select text. Sooo frustrating! They should either be moved or invoked in some other fashion.

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Select the necessary message or several messages with the left mouse button (LMB should be pressed, do not let go) and press the key combination on the keyboard Ctrl + C.

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trying for a chat that is several screens long and this does not work

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Thank you for the response, Michael, but have you actually tried this on multiple responses? It simply does not work! And then the ridiculous icons that appear on mouse hover completely interrupt the copy effort as well. Ugh! Such basic ridiculous implementation that some simple user test cases should vet out. Sloppy testing and/or sloppy coding!

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If you've ever actually tried this you'll see how clunky this is.  It doesn't work well at all for a conversation that requires more than one page of scrolling.

 

Can we get a real answer please?

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@Albert Strašnov 

Yes, this is pathetic.

Two years later and such basic thing still causes so much frustration. It seems that user experience is not that important anymore. I have impression that what counts now is number of features and nice looking UI.

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@Mark Dye Totally agree. Very frustrating since they are promoting a complete move from Skype to Teams when Teams doesn't have the same (very useful) functionality as Skype. 

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@nirgal If only features and the UI mattered to MS with regard to Teams - neither apply to Teams, though I do say in many ways it is better than Slack.

It looks like a project was done during a team's code whatever you want day. Copy / Paste / Select and Select All are the foundation of modern computing. If you can paste images into something you should be able to copy them out. So at the least the copy paste has to be RTF.
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I've noticed that "copy" feature is back. Well done!

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@nirgal I can select all the text by clicking and holding the left mouse button and moving it down. I can right-click on the selected text and select Copy.

 

Only problem is that it doesn't actually copy. It won't paste into Word.

 

What a shambles.

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@Alan Cossey i had the same problem but found I could copy and paste from the browser version of Teams (as opposed to the desktop app)