You’ve got a few search and filtering options to help you find messages, people, files, and other information shared in Teams.
- Start any search from the search box at the top of the app.
- When you type a word or name, Teams will start to make suggestions.
- Either click on one of the suggested items, or press Enter to get a full list of results.
- You'll see a list of search results on the left side of the app.
- Select one of the items to get a full view of the item.
Search for one-on-one or group chats
- Type the person’s name in the command box at the top of the app.
- You’ll see their name and any group chats listed.
- Select their name to go to your one-on-one chat with them, or select a group chat to pick up where you left off.
Search for group chats by the chat name (if it has one) or search by the name of the chat participants.
Search for messages
- Start typing a keyword into the command box at the top of the app and press Enter.
- You’ll see a list of results that include the keyword.
Search your current window with Ctrl+F
Use Ctrl+F (cmd+F on macOS) to search messages within a particular chat or channel in Teams.
Select the area you want to search—say, the chat you were having or the General channel within a team.
Type Ctrl+F followed by your search terms, then press Enter. All the search results from within that chat or channel will be displayed.
Select any one of the available results and Teams will scroll to the location of that particular message.