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Set the time zone

  1. Go to Settings in the top left corner of the app.

  2. Select the given team’s time zone under Team time zone, and then choose the best option under Closest city.

    Set the time zone in Shifts for Microsoft Teams

Set the start of the week

Depending on your organization's particulars, you may want to set the start of the work week to a different day.

  1. Go to Settings in the top left corner of the app.

  2. Choose the day of the week that you want your schedules to start under Start of week.

Turn on Open shifts

To allow employees on a team to view and request open shifts on the schedule, go to Settings in the top left corner of the app and switch the Open shifts toggle to On.

Add or edit time off requests

You can add and change the types of time off requests you offer to employees.

  1. Go to Settings in the top left corner of the app.

    Add or edit time off requests in Microsoft Teams Shifts

  2. Add, remove, or change the options people can choose to request time off in the Requests section.

Turn shift-based tags on or off

Shift-based tags let you reach people who are on-shift in real time. Notifications are sent only to those people who are on-shift at the time the tag is used in a chat or channel post.

Teams owners can turn on or off whether Tags can be used within Shifts.

  1. Go to Teams and choose the team in your list.

  2. Select More options  More options button > Manage team and then choose the Settings tab.

  3. Navigate to Tags.

  4. Use the toggle to enable tags for Shifts on or off.

Enabling Tags for Shifts in Microsoft Teams

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