Do you hit ENTER in Microsoft Teams for a new line and accidentally post partial messages? Try this hack

Me too! I have been doing it regularly. I’m moving between applications and my brain just fails to switch to “Teams” mode and remember that I’ve got to hit SHIFT+ENTER to get a new line. This leaves me frustrated with posting partial messages (or messages I wish hadn’t been sent as I wasn’t finished).

Frustrated with forgetting to hit SHIFT+ENTER in Microsoft Teams and accidentally posting partial messages
Frustrated with forgetting to hit SHIFT+ENTER in Microsoft Teams and accidentally posting partial messages

Solution: Hit the Format button (the first button with an icon of ‘A’)

This hack may be able to help you. It does require some forethought, but I’ve found my brain is having a much better time remembering this than SHIFT+ENTER.

Simply don’t use the standard inline reply box if your message is going to be anything longer than a few words.

By default, the first message extension (just under the inline input area) provides a richer editing experience.

In this editing experience pressing ENTER gives you a new line as you would expect – how novel!

Not only that you will find you can make your messages look a lot better with some of the options available here.

20 thoughts on “Do you hit ENTER in Microsoft Teams for a new line and accidentally post partial messages? Try this hack

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  1. Excellent, thank you so much, I totally agree what is the point of the send arrow (paper plane) if the enter key does this. Microsoft sort yourselves out!

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  2. Just started using Teams and became instantly annoyed when I hit return and it sent my opening salutation. This option is marvelous, really appreciate the feedback. Thank you.

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  3. Thanks, your post was very helpful! I thought I would add that if you DO post a half-finished message, that you can easily edit it rather than leaving a series of messages. Just click the dots for more options at the top of the message and choose ‘edit’.

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