Microsoft Teams has some pretty powerful search options that are incredibly easy to use. Maybe you’re looking to find all messages from a specific sender, or all messages in a certain date range. You’re in luck because Teams can handle it and we’ve got a short guide on how to search chat history in Microsoft Teams.
How to Search Chat Messages
You can search your chat history by using the search bar at the top of Microsoft Teams. Simply search for the content of the message you’re looking for or the name of the sender. Don’t select their name in the search results that appear while typing as this will open a new chat conversation with them, just hit enter or click
Search for <name>.
How to Filter Chat History Search Results
Step 1: In the search results on the left hand side of Teams, click the
Step 2: Use the fields in the filters menu to narrow down your search and then click the
Microsoft Teams Search Modifiers & Operators
You can also use Keyword Query Language in the Teams search bar if you prefer modifiers over the filter method above. Below are some common modifiers you might find useful. Simply type or copy and paste these into the search bar to use them.
- “<exact text>”
- From: <name of person>
- Sent: <date>
- In: <channel or group chat name>
- X AND Y
- X OR Y
- X -Y