How to Add Custom Emojis to Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams has rolled out a feature that’s sure to bring a smile to your face – custom emojis! This new addition allows you to personalize your digital workspace and express yourself in ways that words alone cannot capture. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make your communication in Teams more expressive with custom emojis.

Microsoft Teams Emojis


How to Receive Notifications When a User Comes Online in Microsoft Teams

Notify when available was a feature available in the original version of Microsoft Teams and has now returned to the new Teams. This will notify you when a user comes online. This feature can be enabled by each user individually, and no admin intervention is required to start using it.

Receive Notifications When a User Comes Online in Microsoft Teams


How to Customize Your Microsoft Teams Group Chat with Custom Avatars

Microsoft Teams has rolled out a new feature that enhances the personalization of group chats. Now, every member of a group chat, including external users, can change the default group avatar to something more meaningful. This new capability aligns perfectly with the adage that an image is worth more than a thousand words.

Customize Microsoft Teams Group Chats Avatars


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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