Share contact information of people in Microsoft Teams chats

Have you ever been in a group chat with someone you don’t know and wondered how to reach out to them? Or have you ever wanted to introduce a new colleague to your existing chat members? If so, you will love the new feature that Microsoft Teams is rolling out soon: the ability to share contact information of people in Microsoft Teams chat.

Share contact cards using Microsoft Teams

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How to forward chat messages in Microsoft Teams

The forward message feature is a new capability that will enable you to send chat messages from one chat to another. You can forward messages from 1:1 chats, group chats and meeting chats. You can also add additional content to the message in order to provide context and clarity for the recipient.

For example, you can forward a message from a customer to your manager and ask for their input. You can forward a message from a colleague to a group chat and share their insights. You can forward a message from a meeting chat to a 1:1 chat and follow up on an action item.

Forward a Microsoft Teams message

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How to create an Announcement in Microsoft Teams

In Microsoft Teams, announcements are a powerful tool for sharing essential updates and information within your channels. They stand out with their distinct formatting and offer a structured way of presenting important content.

This ensures that your message is noticed and provides extended visibility. It’s worth noting that announcements are exclusively available on channels, making them the preferred choice for highlighting important information and maintaining a clean and organized channel environment.

Microsoft Teams Announcement

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How to switch the order of new messages in Microsoft Teams channels

With the update of Microsoft Teams Channels, Microsoft has modified the way we view messages. The change, shifting new messages from the bottom of the window to the top, and this created quite a buzz in the Teams community. Some welcomed the adjustment, while others found it a bit upsetting. The discrepancy in behavior between chats and channels left many users yearning for consistency.

To bridge the gap and offer a solution for all, Microsoft is now introducing a feature that allows each user to personalize the placement of new messages in channels – whether they prefer them at the top or the bottom of the window. This update is bound to provide a more customized Teams experience for all users.

Switch the order of Microsoft Teams channel messages

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Enhancing Meeting Etiquette: Disabling Chat Write Access for Anonymous or Unauthenticated Users in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams has revolutionized the way we collaborate and communicate in the workplace, enabling seamless virtual meetings with both internal and external participants. However, the presence of anonymous or unauthenticated users can occasionally lead to challenges, particularly when it comes to maintaining a professional and respectful meeting environment.

To address this concern, Microsoft has introduced a valuable feature that allows Microsoft Teams administrators to disable chat write access for anonymous or unauthenticated users, effectively minimizing the possibility of inappropriate content jeopardizing meeting discussions.

Disable guest access to Microsoft Teams meetings chat

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Microsoft Teams group chat message copy links are now available!

In today’s fast-paced digital world, group chats have become an integral part of our daily communication. Whether it’s collaborating with colleagues or staying connected with team members, group chats keep us engaged and informed.

However, as group chats grow larger and messages accumulate, it can sometimes become challenging to find and reference specific information. Thankfully, a new copy link feature has arrived at Microsoft Teams to address this issue.

Microsoft Teams Copy links

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Revolutionizing team collaboration: Unleashing the power of Microsoft Teams new channel experience

Microsoft Teams has recently introduced a new channels experience, revolutionizing the way teams collaborate and communicate. With its intuitive design and powerful features, this update allows teams to stay focused on tasks, remain up to speed, and actively engage in real-time discussions.

Let’s dive into the exciting new features that are set to roll out during June 2023.

Microsoft Teams new channel experience

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How to use voice typing on Windows 11 for effortless Microsoft Teams messaging

With the rapid shift towards remote work, Microsoft Teams has become an essential tool for collaboration and communication in the modern workplace. However, typing out messages on the platform can be tedious and time-consuming, especially for those who have a lot to say.

Fortunately, Windows 11 has introduced a game-changing feature – Voice Typing – that enables users to compose messages in Microsoft Teams by speaking instead of typing. Whether you’re a seasoned user or new to the platform, incorporating voice typing into your workflow will help you save time, reduce stress, and increase productivity.

Microsoft Teams voice message typing on Windows 11

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How to download Microsoft Teams video messages

With Microsoft Teams, it’s possible to record and send short video messages in chats, if you are not yet familiar with this feature you can have a look to the article I wrote about it here.

While this feature is awesome, unfortunately it does not provide an interface to download the video file locally to your computer. If you want to download video messages, look no further, in this article I’m explaining a workaround to do that.

Download Microsoft Teams video messages

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I've been working with Microsoft Technologies over the last ten years, mainly focused on creating collaboration and productivity solutions that drive the adoption of Microsoft Modern Workplace.