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Microsoft Teams: Your message is too long. Please shorten it before sending

Published 16/06/2017 - 4 Comments



Microsoft Teams has a maximum message length, but I can’t work out the variable that set it off. At pure word count it appears to be ~2,400 words, but if you paste an IM chat from SfB with way less words all the line breaks/paragraphs seem to flag it too.#

I will see if I can find out the combination of factors that set it off.

Tom Arbuthnot

Tom Arbuthnot

Principal Solutions Architect at Modality Systems
Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Unified Communications specialist Modality Systems. He is a Microsoft Certified Master and MVP, blogger, regular on The UC Architects Podcast, and speaker at events including Microsoft TechEd and Ignite. He co-runs The Microsoft UC User Group London.


Kamil - 10/10/2017 Reply

Hi Tom,

Have you managed to control maximum messages lengths in Teams?

Khamees Elkhateeb - 08/02/2018 Reply


Did you finf a way to change the word count limit? and is it still 2400 as you mentioned above?

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