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Reply on Desktop App?

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Hello, may I know why it's 2020 and replying to a comment is still NOT A FEATURE on desktop app?

Why things like video background made the cut but not Replying To A Comment on Desktop?

This is 2020 and literally every single communication app can do that, but not a chat app geared toward enterprises?

 

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@depwnz Well, I hear you on this one. For what it's worth it's "on the backlog"...

 

https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/39353152-reply-to-specific-mes...

 

If you would like to do it manually.

 

1. Mark the post/reply and copy it
2. Go to the "Type a new message" field (bottom) or choose "Reply"
3. Press shift and >
4. Paste and press Enter twice
5. Reply

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That is on the backlog. Vote for it and comment on uservoice.

https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/39353152-reply-to-specific-mes...

 

You can reply to a chat message in mobile app, but it would be great it worked in channel conversations too.

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thanks mate
I saw that it's on the backlog last year and it's still "on the backlog" now. I mean, how hard is it to code the most simple, but most important feature that already works on mobile?

I use that quote button but it's such a chore.
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for security reason, I only use Teams on my work laptop.
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Maybe not so hard to develop that but they also have to consider other things like compliance, notifications and other stuff. So it is not just that function they have to develop. Also they have x numbers of developers, so Microsoft must consider how important a feature is to their customers. I guess a feature like Together mode creates a bigger buzz among customers than a reply function.

 

But as I wrote, vote and comment on the uservoice. Comments are important for Microsoft to see why something is needed.

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@Linus Cansby 

... also have to consider other things ... like the background? Sure, the background is much more important than compliance & notifications ...