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Microsoft Teams - Productive Conversations

Conversations in channels can be seen and searched for by the entire team. You can participate in conversations, like or save important ones, mention specific people so they see your message, and even edit a file that’s been added to the conversation.


Reply to a message

  • Select Select to reply to a conversation. Reply, add your response, and press Enter.

Like or save a message

  • Select Select to like an item. next to a message to show you liked it.

  • Select Select to save a message. to save a message for later. Select your picture to see your saved messages.

Start a new conversation in a channel

  • Enter your message in the Start a new conversation box, and press Enter.

Get someone's attention in the channel

  • Type Select to start an "at mention." in front of a team member’s name while you're creating a message to include them in the conversation. The person will receive an @mention notice. You can @mention a team or channel, if your admin enables it.

See where you've been mentioned

  • Look for the circle on the left next to Teams and Activity to see the number of times your name has been mentioned in a conversation. 

Co-edit a file

  1. If a document has been uploaded to a conversation or Files, select the file to open it. 

  2. Select Edit, and then select where to edit the file in the app or online.

  3. Select Select to start a chat. to continue the conversation while viewing or co-editing the file. 

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Keywords:channel, conversation, @, mention, tag, notify   Doc ID:85566
Owner:Niki G.Group:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Created:2018-09-10 12:43 CSTUpdated:2018-09-10 12:48 CST
Sites:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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