What you need to know
- The ability to quote messages has been spotted in the Teams 2.0 app on Windows 11.
- The mobile versions of Teams already support quoting messages.
- The Microsoft 365 roadmap mentions that the feature could roll out to the desktop versions of Teams as soon as this month.
Microsoft Teams already supports quoting specific messages on mobile devices, but at the moment, it lacks this functionality on its desktop apps. That seems likely to change soon, as Microsoft MVP João Ferreira spotted the ability to quote messages in the Teams 2.0 app on Windows 11. The desktop version of the feature looks just like its mobile counterpart, which allows you to quote a specific message within a message of your own. Similar functionality is available on many messaging apps.
Microsoft first mentioned this feature back in June 2021, but it hasn't been available to try out on desktops. Ferreira has been able to use the option in the Teams 2.0 app on Windows 11 and the folks at OnMSFT have been able to make it work in the leaked Microsoft Teams Preview app on Windows 10.
Right now, the option to quote messages only works when using a personal account with Microsoft Teams, but that will likely change. The Microsoft 365 roadmap says that the feature is in development and could arrive on desktops as soon as this month.
Here's Microsoft's description of the feature:
When chatting in Teams, you will be able to reply [to] a specific message. The original message will be quoted in the reply text box, helping everyone in the chat to more easily understand the message's context. Quoted replies will be available in 1:1, Group and Meeting chats.
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