Cisco Spark

Find People, Spaces, Messages, and Files

Search in Cisco Spark makes it easy for you to locate what you're looking for. You can use Cisco Spark to search through the history of your conversations to find people you're talking to, spaces you're in, messages you received, and files you need. You can perform a general search on everything or use the search filters to narrow the results.


Cisco Spark recognizes your text as you type and looks throughout your spaces to find the matching people, messages, or files. The more you type, the more specific the suggestion becomes.
This search filter is not available in Cisco Spark for Web.


 

Secure Searches

When you first sign in to the Cisco Spark app, your spaces, messages, and files load with all of the most up-to-date activity.

To get the best search results, just wait to start your search until you see all of your spaces display. When you search, you can be confident that it's secure too, just like your other conversations in the app.

Due to these extra steps in security, search results may be inconsistent between clients. For example, you may get different search results when using Cisco Spark for iPhone and iPad and Cisco Spark for Windows.


 

Search All Content

If you're looking for information, but can't remember where you saw it or who sent it, you can search across all of your conversations and filter down the results as you go.
  1. Select the magnifying glass in the upper right or left corner of your app.
  2. Enter text in the search field.
    The list shows some of the matching results. Choose from the available options to filter your search further.


 

Search for Content from Someone

Use this option if you remember that what you're looking for came from a specific person. If you remember who posted the information you need, but you can't remember any other details, you can search for messages and files just from that person. Use the From: a person search filter to narrow things down to manageable results. Cisco Spark searches across all spaces that you share with this person, including your private conversations.
  1. Select the magnifying glass in the upper right or left corner of your app.
  2. Select From: a person.
  3. Enter the first few characters of the persons name and select the person from the available list.
  4. (Optional)To filter results on a space that the person is in, type in:, and then select a space from the list.
  5. Enter additional text, such as report, to narrow down your results even further.
  6. Select the message or file in the search results to go directly to it.


 

Search for Content in a Specific Space

Use this option if you remember a snippet of a conversation that you had with someone in a specific space. Perhaps you have a question to ask and want to find the space quickly. Use the In: a space search filter to find the specific message in that space. You'll get a list of spaces that contain the term you searched for and can narrow down your search even further by adding more text in the search field.
  1. Select the magnifying glass in the upper right or left corner of your app.

    Tip
    If you're in the space you want to search, you can use these keyboard shortcuts:
    • For Windows—CTRL+ALT+F
    • For Mac—CMD+SHIFT+F
  2. Select In: a space
  3. Enter the name of the space you're looking for.
  4. Select a space.
  5. (Optional)To filter results on a person in the space, type from:, and then select a person's name from the list.
  6. Enter additional text to narrow down your results even further.
  7. Select the content in the search results to go directly to it.


 

Search for a Specific File

You share files in Cisco Spark all the time. But when you belong to many spaces where many files are shared, it may seem overwhelming to try and remember where and who shared those files when you want to refer back to them. No need for search filters in this case. You can enter part or all of the filename in the search field.
  1. Select the magnifying glass in the upper right or left corner of your app.
  2. Enter all or part of the filename, and then if you see a filter, select to show only messages and files.
    If you or anyone else has shared a file by that name, you see it listed in the Files area of the search results.
  3. Select the item in the search results to go directly to it.

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