Allow unlimited message search over all chat history, not just the last 6 months/20 results
Almost needless to say, Skype 7 had no such limitations.
We have been listening to your feedback. In 8.33+ you can see all the results found for your message search. No more 20 limit.
We’re still working on a solution for the 6 months limitation. I’ll post an update when it’s available.
This is insane. I recommend using Slack or some other service. Skype is dead and they are not making real simple updates that are severe limitations.
Nikolas Gough commented
Friends, you can't just remove the option to search history before the six months. We are a lot that uses skype for business, and without search for more than six months, its hell finding info.
I can't believe Microsoft can't find a solution for this in 2020 if its cost money then lets us pay for being able to search. But please fix it soon as possible.
Hey, can we have a status update? It's still a problem but it's been over a year.
Almost a year ago, and I still cannot search messages older than 6 months. I have crucial work related information stored in my chats that I cannot retrieve. Good thing my company is switching to a different service. You've ruined a great app by removing crucial functionality.
FUCK you with your fucking features of shit. well fucking done to ruin old skype. i cannot fucking search in 2019 in a fucking chat. This is fucking ridiculous.
It`s limited to fucking 6 months. IN 2019 when we have so freaking much power and Gigs of RAM we cannot search in a fucking chat.
Any progress report please Microsoft?
I'm trying to piece together an important timeline of comments for work, across multiple chats, and its impossible to find them...even if you scroll back in to the right period we can't Ctrl A, Ctrl C to copy text elsewhere and search through it - this is a critical business and home facility!
AgroSBY New commented
Its been more than a year & nothing is change
wow... welldone team skype
Aaron Krall commented
It's kind of amazing how you nimrods manage to make your product worse and worse with every edition, maybe get new jobs
I have been trying to get to months back in the conversation and I am furious as to how long it is taking. When will you remove the 6 month limitation?
I've been scrolling through my chat history for 5 minutes now, and I only got to september it is painfully slow and need to go to roughly 2013. That would mean I would be scrolling for 20 minutes straight just so find what I am looking for... I got better things to do, thanks.
This is nuts, the search was working in Skype 7 but with the forced update to Skype 8 almost all of the good features do not work anymore.
I can't even share a screen in full screen mode but that's a different story.
Every new version is worse than older ones!
James Smith commented
M$ is pushing that **** to us - many users already gave up on skype!
James Smith commented
6 months you can not recover a feature that you destroyed!!!
It is the shame that you are killing skype with all that changes and cutting functionality ;(
Allow search on mobile version of Skype
Re last post about Skype not finding a simple search string from todays conversation... I'm using v184.108.40.206, so "In 8.33+ you can see all results found for your message search." just doesn't cut the mustard. If it can't find it in todays textual messages, what chance of finding anything reliably in any other prior day ?
The issue with poor searching was so chronic even in the older Skype versions that I had to get a utility developed that allowed MUCH better searching that Skype was never capable of. Trouble is that with the death of Skype 7.x and no access to the online conversation threads for v8.x, Microsoft dropped all of us in the deep brown mess they insisted on still calling a "search". I still believe that giving us access to local storage of conversations would be beneficial to reduce the strain of searching through Gb's or Tb's of historical data, in addition to providing MUCH better online search results. I mean, I'm looking at a result right now that I want Skype to find, a simple string of numbers, "1291973" from a discussion TODAY and all Skype can show is "0/0" found. Search results like this has been par for the course for YEARS.
Add this feature, scrolling up even a week takes forever. If you guys even care about your customers as the last response from you was in December. Shame on Microsoft.
so many of us have amazing memories or important information on skype and with the update we can't see any of these old messages.
Please add a feature that lets us see these again if we choose!!!!!
So I've noticed that there's no way to search for and view messages or pictures that have been sent more than 6 months ago unless you decide to scroll all the way up. I was hoping that there could be a way to easily access these older messages