I believe sometime end of last year Microsoft has introduced the improved search function, where you could search for something and then search would return the single message you were searching for without ability to scroll up or down in the chat. So If you know you written something above or below the message that showed up in the search you were not able to see it, and you needed to scroll up or down for like minutes or more which was incredible time waster!
For months people were complaining the improved search is useless but Microsoft had different things to focus on.
Recently they managed to fix it in the Feature ID: 97510 and the fix made it to the GA for all instances: GCC High, Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant), DoD, GCC.
Now if you are searching for something, you find the message you can go directly to the message as well as scroll up and down to find what you were looking for! Incredible time saver.
Let your users know this is available again as I know even in our organization, I know people have complained a lot! It is the little things that make us productive!
Let’s make a calculation. Currently, #MicrosoftTeams are used by more than 270 million users globally. If every user searches 5 times a day, instead of 1 minute scrolling, it would take me 5 seconds to click on a button and get what I was looking for. So that means Microsoft has saved a world 275 seconds a day per user, or daily 20.625.000 hours for 270M users. If we take GDP per capita by the world bank and do a simple math Microsoft is saving the world 121M$ a day with this bug fix*.
Microsoft thinking about the world economy, while doing bugfixes ❤️❤️❤️❤️
*these are blunt assumptions, I took avg salary for the entire world $12262.9, I took the search time I spend 5 seconds at right now vs a minute before, I took 2080 working hours in a year.