Microsoft working on forwarding messages for Teams chats

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Forwarding a message can help you share information with someone who was not originally part of the conversation, making it easier for you to ask someone about their opinion on something. Forwarding messages functionality is a basic one available to almost all messaging platforms. Now, bringing joy to the users, Microsoft says its Teams messaging platform will also support the ability to forward messages.

You’ll be able to forward messages in Teams chats using the right-click menu. Not only that, but it’ll also be able to add context, clarity, and additional content to the messages being forwarded, similar to how it works on WhatsApp and many other messaging platforms. You can forward messages either to an individual or to a group chat. However, it’s clear whether Microsoft will put a limit to how many times users can forward a message in a day.

It’s currently possible to forward a Teams call to voicemail, another person, or a call group. A similar feature also exists in rival platforms like Zoom. As for forwarding chat messages, it’s possible in platforms like Slack, and now, it’ll soon be possible in Teams, allowing for seamless communication.

How soon will Microsoft add it? Well, according to the Microsoft 365 Roadmap page (feature ID 90585), the company is planning to launch the feature next month. However, it’ll be available only to desktop users at launch. And since this is a targeted release, not everyone will get access to message forwarding capability in November, even if Microsoft does release the feature next month. It’ll initially be available to select people and gradually be rolled out to a broader user base sometime later.

If you’re a Microsoft Teams user, have you ever felt the ability to forward chat messages is missing from the platform? If yes, how badly do you need it? Let us know in the comments section.

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