A temporary alternative for message forwarding in Teams: Share to Outlook

Microsoft Teams currently doesn’t have the Forward chat option which sometimes makes it a little harder when you have to share a chat with someone else in the organization. There are valid use cases where we need to refer to a particular conversation in Teams and forward chat option would definitely be a handy add-in there. However, the new feature called “Share to Outlook” can also be used as a temporary alternative in such scenarios (not in all cases obviously).

In Teams, you now can forward a message embedded to an email. Let’s say i want to forward the following message to few people in my organization.

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To do this, I can simply hover to your desired conversation and click on the three dots.

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And, click on “Share to Outlook” option from the dropdown list.

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The send email flyout will pop up. Simply add the recipients and customize the subject or body as required and send it out.

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This may not be a replacement for message forwarding but at least an temporary alternative for situations where you need it the most.

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