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Reply to a Specific Chat Message in Microsoft Teams

Tim Timchur, Managing Director, 365 Architechs, is a qualified accountant, cybersecurity professional and governance and risk management expert.

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What is currently available?

 

Microsoft Teams currently provides rich chat functionality enabling users to communicate one-on-one in a group within private chats as well as have chat conversations within an active meeting. Engage with people inside and outside your organisation from any smart device.

 

Chat in Microsoft Teams includes features such as pinning messages in the conversation pane for better accessibility as well as custom notifications to suit your current situation.

 

What is coming soon?

 

Microsoft Teams is consistently building on existing functionality to provide more streamlined communication experiences for one-on-one, group and meeting chats.

 

The ability to reply to a specific message within a chat is an enhanced feature coming soon. This update will help maintain the context within the ongoing conversation. When available, users can select More options in a chat message and reply directly to it.

 

The quoted reply will ensure all chat participants can easily understand the message context.

 

What are the benefits?

 

Replying to a specific message enables users to hold more direct and focused conversations to enable more efficient communication.

 

What is Microsoft Teams?

 

Microsoft Teams is the digital teamwork hub for modern businesses, facilitating collaboration with workspace chat, audio and video conferencing, shared file storage and application integration. Teams is part of the Microsoft 365 family and is accessible via desktop, mobile and web devices.