MC285886: Reply to specific chat message in Teams Desktop

With this update, Microsoft Teams Desktop users will receive the long awaited ability to reply to specific messages in chat from the message actions menu. This will help bring more context into conversations. This feature has already been available on the iOS and Android apps. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81113.

When chatting in Teams, you will be able to reply a specific message. The original message will be quoted in the reply text box, helping everyone in the chat to more easily understand the message’s context. Quoted replies will be available in 1:1, Group and Meeting chats.

MC285886: Reply to specific chat message in Teams Desktop

Affected Workloads

  • Microsoft Teams

When this will happen

  • Standard: will rollout in mid-September and we expect it to be completed by early October.
  • GCC: will rollout in mid-October and we expect it to be completed by early November.

How this will affect your organization

Users have already been able to do this on mobile apps but will now be able to use this feature on Microsoft Teams Desktop as well.

Users have already been able to do this on mobile apps but will now be able to use this feature on Microsoft Teams Desktop as well.

What you need to do to prepare

No action required. Once available users will be able to use this feature on their Desktop client.

Message ID: MC285886
Published: 18 September 2021
Updated: 18 September 2021