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Note: The new channels experience is available as part of the public preview program and might undergo further changes before being released publicly. To get access to this and other upcoming features, switch to Teams public preview.

Channels are the best place to collaborate in Teams, and we’ve introduced some changes that will make it easier for you and your teammates to work together. The new channels experience provides an organized and transparent way to share content and have engaging conversations.

Start a post at the top of the channel

Now you can start a post or make an announcement at the top of any channel.

A red box highlights "Start a post."

Add a subject and start your post. And when you’re ready to share your post, select Post

A red box highlights "Post."

Reply to a post

Go to a channel post. Scroll to the bottom of the post and the most recent replies, and then select Reply.

A red box highlights "Reply."

View posts from top to bottom

You’ll see the most recent post at the top of the channel, and you can scroll down to see the rest.

A GIF shows scrolling top to bottom in a channel.

Quickly see the most recent replies to a post

Go to any post, and you’ll see the three most recent replies. This makes it easy to quickly catch up on the latest activity.

A red box highlights the three most recent replies to a post.

See the full conversation

We’ve made it easier for you to immerse yourself in a conversation, so you can focus without distractions.

Select the link below a channel post.

A red box highlights a link below a post.

Then you’ll be fully immersed in the conversation. The most recent replies are at the bottom.

A full conversation in a channel.

When you’re ready to go back to the channel, select Go to channel.

A red box highlights "Go to channel."

Pop out a conversation

There are two easy ways to pop out a conversation into a separate window. Then you can resize or reposition the window, so you can multitask.

  • From a channel, go to the top of a post, select More options Teams more options icon, and then select Pop out conversation.

A red box highlights "More options." A second red box highlights "Pop out conversation."

  • From a conversation, select Pop out conversation in the header.

A red box highlights "Pop out conversation."

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