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Find and filter messages with the Search bar in Microsoft Teams.

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Search for a message

  1. Select the Search bar at the top of the Teams app.

  2. Type in message keywords and press Enter.

  3. When message results appear, toggle between Top results and Latest results.

  4. To view more message results, select More messages or select the Messages tab.

Filter message results

  1. When you view more message results, filter them based on:

    • Type - to filter messages from just chats or channels.

    • Teams and channels - to filter messages from a specific team or channel.

    • From - to filter messages from a specific person.

    • Date - to sort messages by date.

    • @mentions me - to filter messages based on your @mentions.

    • Has attachments  - to filter messages that have attachments.

    • Hide apps & bots  - to hide message results sent from apps and bots.

  2. To clear filters, select Clear all.

  3. To expand and learn more about a message, select Go to message in a message result to see more context in the actual chat.

Search for a message in a chat or channel

  • In a chat or channel, press Ctrl + F, type in your keywords, and press Enter.

    All message results appear in the results pane.

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