Search Messages in a Channel
Rocket.Chat search supports basic search commands which work like Gmail search.
Rocket.Chat also supports the use of "regular expressions." Regular expressions provide flexibility to search chat entries in any language, even the ones traditionally a challenge like "CJK" languages (Chinese, Japanese, Korean).

Basic Search Commands

You can use these commands before or after entering search terms:
  • from:me to search for messages only created by the current user.
  • from:user.name to search for messages created by a specific user. The username entered must be the format without spaces (i.e., "john.doe" and not "John Doe.") Search for any mentions of a user by searching for their username.
  • has:star returns messages that are starred by the current user.
  • is:pinned or has:pin returns messages that pin in the current channel.
  • has:url or has:link returns messages that contain a link.
  • has:location or has:map returns messages that have a location attached.
  • before:dd/mm/yyyy, after:dd/mm/yyyy and on:dd/mm/yyyy return message that was created before, after, or on the provided date.
    Dashes dd-mm-yyyy or dots dd.mm.yyyy can be used instead of slashes. order:asc, order:ascend, or order:ascending sorts messages by ascending timestamp.
  • order:desc, order:descend, or order:descending sorts messages by descending timestamp.
    You can also jump to where a message is located by hovering the mouse over the search result and selecting jump to message.

Regex

These references tell more about the powerful world of regex:
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