Note: Loop components in channels 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.
Collaborate with Loop components in private, public, and shared channel conversations. Once a Loop component is sent, all users who have access to the channel will be able to see and contribute to the Loop component.
Getting started with Loop? See First things to know about Loop components in Microsoft Teams.
Send a Loop component
In the post compose box, select Actions and apps > Collaborate with Loop .
Select the type of component you want to insert into your message.
Enter content into the component.
When ready, select Send . Everyone in the channel conversation will be able to edit the content inline.
Tip: @Mention people inside the component to show where you’d like them to contribute. They’ll get an activity feed notification that brings them right to the component.
Edit a Loop component
Simply click where you want to add or edit content and start typing.
When editing, you can type / to insert things like an @mention, date, or even a component. If you want to comment on existing text vs. edit it, type //. This will attribute the comment to you.
Tip: Pin the message containing your live component in your channel's info pane for easy access. To do so, select More options >Pin.
View activity and access
If others are editing while you’re viewing the component, you’ll see different colored cursors within the text and you’ll possibly see text being edited as well.
Avatars appear in the upper-right corner to let you know who is viewing, editing, or has recently edited the component. Hover your cursor over any avatar for details.
Select See who has access to understand who can view or edit the component. Avatars of people who have viewed the component at least once appear here, too.
Share a Loop component in another channel or chat
Go to the upper-right corner of the component and select Copy component .
Switch to the channel or chat where you'd like to share the component.
Go to the box where you type a message, and press Ctrl + V to paste your Loop component into an empty channel or chat.
The people in your original channel or chat and in this additional channel or chat will be able to edit the content. No matter where people are editing, the component will always show the latest updates.
View and edit the file on Office.com
Loop components are automatically saved to OneDrive once sent in a channel or chat. Here’s how to navigate to the file on Office.com:
1. Select the linked filename at the top your Loop component.
2. The file will open on Office.com, where you can view and co-edit the content.