Start a chat

You can start a chat with individuals and groups in Teams.

To start a chat: 

  1. Click the pen icon at the top left to start a new chat.
  2. Start typing the name of the person you want to chat with. This will show a list of suggested people.
  3. Click on the name of the person you’re after.
  4. Start typing your message in the textbox at the bottom of the screen and click the send icon 
  5. If you want to start a group conversation, repeat steps 2 and 3 before continuing with step 4.

Have fun with your messages!

Teams lets you have a little fun with your messages. Try sending an emoji, GIF or sticker! 

  1. Click sticker under the textbox where you type your message.
  2. Pick a meme or sticker from one of the categories.
  3. You can also add an emoji or GIF using the buttons.

@Mention someone

To get someone’s attention, type @, then their name (or pick them from the list that appears).

Type @team to message everyone in a team or @channel to notify everyone who favourited that channel.

Last modified: March 02, 2021