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    Microsoft Teams Quick Start

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    Sign in and get started with Teams

    Sign in to Teams

    1. Start Teams.
      • In Windows, click Start Start button > Microsoft Corporation > Microsoft Teams.
      • On Mac, go to the Applications folder and click Microsoft Teams.
      • On mobile, tap the Teams icon.
    2. Sign in with your Office 365 username and password.

    Note: Teams is a part of Office 365, so you need an Office 365 Business or Enterprise license to use it. For details, see How do I get access to Microsoft Teams?

    Sign in to Microsoft Teams

    Pick a team and channel

    team is a collection of people, conversations, files, and tools—all in one place. A channel is a discussion in a team, dedicated to a department, project, or topic.

    The best way to get familiar with teams and channels is to pick a team and channel and start exploring!

    1. Click Teams Teams button on the left side of the app and then pick a team.If you’re not on a team and want to create one, see Onboard your teams.
    2. Select a channel and explore the ConversationsFiles, and other tabs.For more info, see Teams and channels.
    Select a team and channel

    Chat and share files in Teams

    Start a new conversation…

    …with the whole team

    1. Click Teams Teams button , then pick a team and a channel.
    2. In the compose box, say what’s on your mind and click Send Send button .

    …with a person or group

    1. At the top of the app, click New chat New chat button .
    2. In the To field, type the name of the person or people you want to chat with.
    3. In the compose box, say what you have to say and click Send Send button .
    Start a new conversation

    Reply to a conversation

    Channel conversations are organized by date and then threaded. The replies in threads are organized under the initial post so it’s easier to follow multiple conversations.

    1. Find the conversation thread you want to reply to.
    2. Click Reply, add your message, and click SendSend button .
    Reply to a conversation

    Have fun with emoji, memes, and GIFs

    Express yourself and impress your coworkers!

    • Click Sticker Sticker button under the box where you type your message, then pick a meme or sticker from one of the categories.

    The Sticker Sticker button catalog contains a wide variety of customizable stickers and memes—you can even upload your own! Check out Emoji Emoji button for smiley faces and GIF GIF button for animated GIFs.

    Teams Stickers Popular

    Share a file

    Sometimes words aren’t enough, and you need to post a file to a channel conversation.

    Tip: Teams works particularly well with Microsoft Office documents.

    1. In your channel conversation, click Choose FileChoose file button beneath your compose box.
    2. Select a file, click Open, and then Send Send button .

    You can always see all the files you post to a channel by going to the Files tab.

    File upload options for a message

    Collaborate in Teams

    @mention someone

    An @mention is like a tap on the shoulder—a way to get someone’s attention in a channel conversation or a chat.

    1. In the compose box, type @, then type the first few letters of the person’s name. You can also @mention entire teams and channels.
    2. Select the person. Repeat for as many people as you want to @mention.

    Each person you @mention gets a notification in their Activity feed. Check for a red circle next to Activity Activity button right now to see if someone has @mentioned you!

    @mention somebody

    Stay on top of things

    Notifications let you know when someone @mentions you, likes something you’ve posted, or replies to a thread you started. The Activity feed helps you stay on top of all your notifications.

    1. Click Activity Activity button .
    2. Feed shows you a summary of everything that’s happened in the channels you follow.
      • Click Filter Filter button to show only certain types of notifications such as @mentions or likes.
      • Select Feed > My Activity to see a list of everything you’ve been up to lately in Teams.
    Teams Activity Feed

    Search for messages, people, or files

    Searches cover your entire organization—all the teams and channels that you’re part of.

    1. Type a phrase in the command box at the top of the app and press Enter.
    2. Select the MessagesPeople, or Files tab.
    3. Select an item in the search results. Alternatively, you can click Filter Filter button to further refine your search results.
    Search for people, conversations, and files

    Set up your Teams mobile apps

    Get to your files from anywhere – at work, at home, or on the go.

    Set up the Office apps on your mobile device.

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