Quoted reply allows you to select messages in chat that you want to include in your response. It is a great way to add context and clarity with who you are conversing with whether it is a recent message or from one earlier in the conversation.

Flighting status

This feature is now available to everyone in Public Preview.

How to enable

  • Use an existing chat or create a new one. One on one, group, or meeting chat.
  • Example
    • User 1 writes multiple messages to user 2
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    • User 2 opens the menu on the first message to use the reply feature
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    • User 2 writes their response with the reply embedded
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    • Final result after sending it.
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  • A useful function available is being able to click on the quoted portion of the message. Doing this will highlight the original message and also move the chat display to that location.
  • The reply option is also available as a quick action by right clicking on the message you want to quote.


Note: If you need information about enabling the public preview itself, see “Enable the public preview for Teams” below.

Supported clients and platforms

Windows 10









Internet Explorer






No No No No No

* mobile already supported

Known issues

None known

Known limitations

  • Quoted reply is a chat feature. It is not available for channels.
  • This feature is supported in chats with external users except Skype for Business and Skype for Consumer as those experiences are plain text only.


Enable your Teams client for the public preview 


  1. First, IT admins need to set an update policy that turns on Show preview features. Learn how at Public preview in Microsoft Teams - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Docs.  
  2. Users then choose to join the public preview individually. See Get early access to new Teams features - Office Support ( for instructions. 


Summary of public preview features

For a history of features in the Office and Teams public previews, see Release Notes Current Channel (Preview) - Office release notes | Microsoft Docs.


Send us your feedback 

Got feedback on features in the public preview or other areas of Teams? Let us know straight from Teams via Help Give feedback 





Thank you,

Preview Team, @Jason Schumacher

Quality & Customer Obsession, Microsoft Teams