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Note: Some experiences detailed below are only available in the new Teams. To learn more, see Switch to the new Microsoft Teams.

When you're in a chat, you can send messages that include files, pictures, and links.

Send a link

To send a link, select Format  Teams format icon beneath the message box, and then select Insert link Link icon.

Screenshot showing how to insert a link in a chat message.

Add display text and the address, select Insert, or copy and paste the link into the message box, and then select Send  Teams chat send button icon.

Once you send it, the message containing your link includes a thumbnail image and preview, which you can close if you want to. 

Note: Teams has its​ own ATP Safe Links security to verify that any link that you send or receive is safe to choose. As an added layer of protection, we'll let you know about a potentially unsafe link.

Use Teams chat in Microsoft Edge

There are two ways you can access Teams while viewing a webpage using Microsoft Edge.

When you open a webpage link from your Teams chat using Microsoft Edge, the chat window will follow you to the Edge browser so you can view the content and chat side-by-side. You can access your recent chats and start new chats directly from an embedded chat pane in the Edge sidebar, removing the need to switch back and forth between apps.

After you have opened a link from Teams for the first time, you will see the Teams icon appear in the right sidebar in your Microsoft Edge browser. You can open Teams directly from your Edge browser by clicking the Teams icon in the right sidebar. If you don’t see the Teams icon, select Customize  Plus sign icon and make sure Teams is switched on in Manage Apps.

To learn more, see Web links from Outlook emails and Teams chats open in Microsoft Edge.

Include a file or picture

To include a file or picture in a chat or channel message, select Actions and apps  Plus sign icon on the right side of the compose box. Select Attach file  Teams assignment attach icon from the menu. Then upload a file or picture from your computer or OneDrive.

Screenshot showing how to attach a file to a chat message

Send a link

Enter or paste a link into your message box.

Attach a picture

To attach a picture to a message, tap the Photo icon  Take photo for windows icon next to the compose box to take a photo or to open your photo library.

Attach a file

To attach a file to a message, tap the Plus sign  plus sign icon next to the compose box, select Attach  Choose file icon beneath the message box and then go to the file location.

From a chat or meeting, tap the attachment to open it with a Microsoft 365 app. In a channel conversation, tap the attachment or go to TabsFiles.

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