Reply to a specific message in chat

It’s easy to reply to a specific message in your chat. This way, people will have helpful context when they read your reply. In chats, there can be many replies back and forth. When you reply to a specific message, you add clarity to your one-on-one, group, and meeting chats. 

  1. On the left side of Teams, select Chat  New Teams chat icon  to open the chat list.

  2. Find the chat you want, and then go to the message you want to reply to.

  3. Hover over the message and choose More options  Microsoft Teams more options icon  > Reply.

A red box highlights the more options menu on a message. Another red box highlights the first option in the menu, which is reply.

4.   The message you selected will appear in the compose box. Type your reply in the compose box and select Send  Teams chat send button icon.

A preview of the message that you're replying to shows in the top of the compose box. Underneath is a red box highlighting the send button.

Reply to multiple messages at once

  1. Hover over a message and choose More options  Microsoft Teams more options icon  > Reply.

A red box highlights the more options menu on a message. Another red box highlights the first option in the menu, which is reply.

2.    Repeat step one for each message you want to reply to.

3.    The messages you selected will appear in the compose box. Type your reply in the compose box and select Send  Teams chat send button icon.

A preview of multiple message that you're replying to shows in the top of the compose box. Underneath is a red box highlighting the send button.

How to find the original message

When you see a reply to a specific message in Chat, it’s simple to find the original message. Select the message preview in the compose box or in the chat, and Teams will scroll up to the location of that particular message. 

A red box highlights the preview of the message in the compose box.

Note: If the original message is more than 30 days old, you’ll need to scroll through your chat history to find it. 

It’s easy to reply to a specific message in your chat. This way, people will have helpful context when they read your reply. In chats, there can be many replies back and forth. When you reply to a specific message, you add clarity to your one-on-one, group, and meeting chats. 

  1. Select Chat  New Teams chat icon  in Teams. Then find the message you want to reply to.

  2. Press and hold the message, and then select Reply.

A red box highlights the second option in the more options menu, which is reply.

3.   The message you selected will appear in the compose box. Type your reply in the compose box and select Send  Teams chat send button icon.

A red circle highlights the send button in the compose box. Inside the compose box, there is a message preview and a typed reply to the message.

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