Search for messages in Teams

Search for messages in Teams

You’ve got a few search options depending on what you remember about the person in the chat and the characteristics of the message. Take a look at these different methods.

Find a chat based on the person’s name 

Type the person’s name in the command box at the top of the app. You’ll see their name and any group chats listed. Select their name to go to your one-on-one chat with them, or a group chat to resume that one.

Search by name in Teams.

Find a message that has a keyword that you remember

Start typing a keyword into the command box at the top of the app and press Enter. You’ll see a list of results that include the keyword.

Filter to show certain types of messages

From the Activity feed, select Filter to show certain types of messages such as unread messages, @mentions, replies, and likes. 

For a more specific search, go to the Feed menu and select My activity.

Select My Activity in Teams.

Find your saved messages

To save a message, select More Options  More options button  > Save this message Save message icon in Teams .

To see a list of your saved messages, select your profile picture at the top of the app, then choose Saved. Or just type /saved in the command box at the top of the app.

Saved messages in Teams

Tap Search Search button and enter a search term or phrase. Tap Messages or People to narrow your results.

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