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Chat lets you connect with others, stay up to date on projects, and express yourself, whether you’re in the office, at home, or on the go with the Microsoft Teams app.

In Teams, you’ll see three types of chats:

  • One-on-one chats: to connect with people individually.

  • Group chats: to speak with a group of people at the same time.

  • Meeting chats: to ask a question without interrupting the speaker.


Try it!

Here are the top ten tips to get started:

  1. Start a chat and send your first message to a colleague or your manager.

  2. Add teammates to the chat to turn it into a group conversation.

  3. Choose a chat reaction to share how you feel about a message.

  4. Add an emoji or GIF to bring some fun to a conversation.

  5. Insert a meme to express yourself the way you want.

  6. Add a file to your chat message to share information.

  7. Type an @mention to grab someone’s attention.

  8. Mark a message as Important to make sure it’s seen and addressed in a timely manner.

  9. Name a group chat to give it context and pin it for quick access.

  10. Set your status so people know what you’re up to. Consider letting others know if your status is “🕯 Load Shedding”, or “📱 On Mobile Data”.