Teams and Channels
Better understanding Teams and Channels will help you work more efficiently with your Teams Owner to facilitate the best experience for you and your organization overall. Check out Microsoft's great introductory guides below to give you a better sense of how to make Teams work for you.
- Learn about teams and channels
- Standard and private channels
- Show, hide, or pin a team or channel
- Organize your teams list
- Manage notifications in Teams - You'll DEFINITELY want to read this!
- Send a message to a channel
- Send an announcement to a channel
- Send an email to a channel - NOTE: Please DO NOT give a channel's email address out to any third parties.
- Cross-post a channel conversation in Teams
- Share to Outlook
Using Chat in Teams
We highly recommend taking a look at these best practices for using Chat in Teams. There's a lot of awesome chat features in Teams, such as persistent chat (for groups, meetings, and individual conversations), GIFs, Immersive Reader (a read aloud feature), editing sent messages, etc.
If you have more than 20 people in a chat (the limit is 100 people for a private chat), the following chat features are turned off:
- Outlook automatic replies
- Teams status messages
- Typing indicator
- Video and audio calling
- Read receipts
Need more help?
If there's anything we can do to improve your transition to Teams, please let us know!
Also, once you're in the Teams app, click the Search bar at the top of the screen (or simple press Ctrl+E on your keyboard), then type /help and press Enter to get instant access to helpful Teams guides from Microsoft.