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Intro to Microsoft Teams
Intro to Microsoft Teams

Get started with Teams and Channels

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Teams and channels let you and your team share thoughts, organize information, and help bring everyone together in Microsoft Teams:

  • Team: This is a broad group of people who work together to get something done, such as a major company initiative, specialized projects, or just for fun.

  • Channel: This is a for a specific area within the larger team, such as a channel for design, marketing, or budget to support a team's objective, where people can have focused conversations.

    Use a channel to post announcements, hold meetings, share updates, and find files and information.

    Teams and channels menu

Try it!

Explore these tips to get teams and channels to work for you:

  1. Create a team and then create channels.

  2. Add details and decide between these channel types:

    • Standard: Anyone on the team can see this channel.

    • Private: Only invited people can view and access it.

  3. Once you're in a channel, create a post, choose a post type, and format it.

  4. Add an @mention to get someone's or everyone's attention.

  5. Try inserting an image or a file to increase participation among people, and then post it.

  6. If someone shares a file, you can find it under the Files tab in a channel.

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Overview of teams and channels

Create a channel

Create and use private channels

Work in channels

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