Teams search changed, and is now useless

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I don't know when this happened but search has changed in teams recently, and it's unbelievably useless. Searching within a single conversation isn't intuitive. Took me forever to figure out how that works. But the biggest problem is that now when I search it returns results and in the past when I'd click the item in the results list, it would take me to that point in time of the entire conversation. Now it just shows me the single message and I can't see the entire conversation surrounding it. Since the conversation was back in July, and this is a person I talk to all day every day scrolling back to that point in time would take a VERY long time.

Basically we're encountering an issue in our development environment that happened previously and I fixed it back in July but it's happening again and I don't remember what we did to fix it. So I search for the term I need, get the messages around that time in July, and I see just that one message but I need to see the entire conversation.

This is a terrible change that wasn't thought through. How can I get it to rewind to that point in time without having to scroll up for 20 minutes?

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@GrowlinkRicky I noticed the same. Please note that they have on their roadmap for an extensive revamp of the search of Teams which they say is rolling out in november. In the little information I've found about it they support clicking a chat and going to that full conversation. So I think this may be a temporary issue.

 

I am also truly hoping that the teams search will also get some backend upgrades like searching in OneNote, searching the wiki, searching lists, searching tasks, searching OneDrive, searching Sharepoint sites and more. At the very least they could support the generalized Microsoft Search functionality with the connectors. Unfortunately I've been unable to confirm this and I think it's because this is actually just a very basic GUI revamp and nothing more :(

This was fixed a couple weeks after I made the original post. Clearly a bug. Search results now come with context.

@GrowlinkRicky it's still an issue for me. Any chat in a channel goes to the context of the chat, but any chat in a 1:1 only shows that single chat message. It's really annoying. Oh well I hope it's fixed for me soon as well :)

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Adding to this, scrolling through chat history is disjointed, jumpy, doesn't load all messages, and is bloody hopeless.

 

Clicking on a replied to message sometimes gives a "This message has been deleted" message. When it hasn't been deleted. It just hasn't been loaded in the cache.

 

Ugh.

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