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Is there a similar approach to disentangle the flow of conversation in Teams Chat? A lot of the discussion is currently in the chat window.
Short answer: No.
Chat is for ad-hoc work with short-term context.
Using it for a discussion or conversation – which is usually not a ad-hoc and has long-term context, will lead to confusion.
The additional effort required to scroll and correlate is the minor problem.
Most important problem is, even if you put that extra effort, you may not understand everything that is there.
More input and less output means Inefficiency.