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Search only current channel / chat

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Occasional Visitor

Hi,

 

Can I easily search only in the current channel or chat?

 

I know that I can search using filters.

However, it takes some time to select channels and people. Also, if i search for another word, the filter will be reset.

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The filters is your only option client wise as you mentioned !The search function will hopefully be improved along the way

There are several user voices related to search in teams here:

https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public?query=Search

I also suggest to vote

Adam
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Agree with Adam here - search is rather limited at present and to vote for the uservoice.

Best, Chris
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Microsoft Search will change this in the future, but until we know what's coming, we can only wait
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@tinoue  Focused search per:

  1. team
  2. channel
  3. chat
  4. user

...are absolutely mission critical. So, please Microsoft.

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Best Response confirmed by ThereseSolimeno (Microsoft)
Solution
These are all there! CTRL+ F will search chats and channels now too
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This is not about searching FOR a given team, channel, chat, user but IN any such, in a focused manner.
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This is what I mean. The command bar and the CTRL+F do this for you
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Omg, this is so hidden! I didn't even think that CTRL+F would do anything else than hitting the search input. Thanks. Solved.
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Awesome!!
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@adam deltinger  So is this supposed to work for posts in channels? If I search using a word in one of my posts in the General channel, it doesn't return anything.