Teams - Chat

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Chat is at the center of whatever you do in Teams. In Chat you can either talk one-on-one with someone or have a small group chat.

You start one-on-one and group chats the same way, by selecting the Chat tab in Teams, and then selecting the New Chat icon which is found at the top of the chat list.

One-on-one chat

  1. Select the New Chat icon in Teams

 New Chat icon

  1. Enter the person’s name in the To field
  2. Compose your message in the New Message field
  3. Select Send a message icon to start the chat

 Send icon

Group chat

  1. Select New chat button in Teams at the top of the chat list
  2. Type the names of the people you’d like to add in the To field.
  3. If you’d like, select the down arrow to the far right of the To field and type a name for the chat in the Group name field.

Group Name field

  1. Compose  your message in the New Message field
  2. Select the Send icon to start the chat


Once in a chat, you’ll be able to send messages that include files, links, emojis, stickers, and GIFs—whatever you need to get your point across!


Write a message:

Enter the text of your message or the link to a file in the ‘Type a New Message’ field at the bottom of your screen

New Message field

Use the buttons below the field to control the look of the message or add things to it

The ‘A’ will enable you to change the font or font attributes or a message

Font button

The exclamation point enables you to change the urgency of a message

message urgency options

The paper clip gives you the opportunity to share a file from your OneDrive or to upload a file from your computer. Note: There is no option to send a copy of a file from your OneDrive.

sharing options menu

The emoji, gif, and sticker icons open galleries with a large selection of each.


The calendar icon will open a new meeting request with the name of the person or people you  are chatting with in the Invitees section

Calendar icon

The Stream icon will open a dialog box giving you the ability to insert a link from Stream. Stream is the Office 365 video storage solution.

Stream options in chat


The Praise icon will allow you to send praise icons to someone