Reply to specific chat messages in Microsoft Teams

If you’re in an active Teams chat with one or more people, it can be a bit confusing when you try to reply to something that was said earlier in the chat. It’s scrolled off the screen, and people may have lost the context behind your latest chat entry. Teams now has a feature that allows you to reply to a specific chat entry and keep the context of what you’re responding to. Here’s how that works…

In this chat I’m having with Sandra, I wanted to reply to her “woo hoo” entry, but there had been other entries after that. To reply to that specific message, I hover over the message, click on the ellipsis, and select Reply:

That brings up a reply box that quotes the selected message. I can type in my response and click the Send icon:

Now in our chat, you see my response along with the quoted message I was referencing. This makes it SO much easier to figure out what exactly my reply means in context:

Please note… this only works for chats you’re having with individuals. It does not apply to conversations in a Teams channel.

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