The search feature in Microsoft Teams is one of the most powerful and useful features you will use when wanting to quickly find information. There are a few ways to search for and find messages.

Depending on what you remember about the sender of the message or the characteristics of the message, a different way of looking for it might make the most sense.

Find a chat based on a 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 they’re a part of with you 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 Filter button in Teams 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.

Find your saved messages

To save a message, select Save message Save message icon in Teams just to the right of the text.

Message options 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