Meet the new Microsoft Teams channel calendar
One of the core functionalities of Microsoft Teams are meetings, and this feature just got an update that will make the scheduling and managing of channel meetings a lot easier with the channel calendar app.
Added to the roadmap in December 2020 it is already available to be used in the web and desktop clients worldwide, so let’s see how configure it.
With the new channel calendar, users can access all events in the channel from a central location; all members except for guests can add new events to the calendar and view the event details.
Teams automatically creates a new post when a channel meeting is created. It will appear in the activity feed and/or in a banner notification depending on user’s notification settings. Any user who has notifications turned off will see the event only when they open the channel calendar.
After scheduling the meeting, it becomes visible in the channel calendar and also in the global Teams calendar.
How to add a channel calendar
The channel calendar app is provided by Microsoft and is quite simple to setup and configure, to create your first channel calendar do the following:
- Open the channel where you want to add the calendar
- Click in the + icon to create a new tab
- From the list of apps search for Channel Calendar
- Select it and click on Add
- Provide a name for the new tab
After doing it the calendar will become visible to all the users and all members will be able to create new meetings from the channel directly.
Guest will be able to see the tab however it will display the following image.