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Microsoft Teams - Private Conversations, Calling

In Chat, you can have private one-on-one or group conversations that are not in the public team channel.

Create a new chat

  1. Select Select to start a new chat. to the right of Search box.

  2. Enter the names of the team members you want to chat with. You can add up to nine people in a group chat.

Share files on a chat

  1. Select Select to attach a file. in the Type a new message box.

  2. Select a file. You can add files from your computer or from your OneDrive for Business account.

See your chat thread or shared chat files

  1. Select Chat, then select a person, persons, or bot under Favorites or Recent.

  2. Select Conversation to see your chat conversation thread. Select Files to see files shared during the chat.

Turn a conversation into a call

  1. Select Select to start an audio call. or Select to start a video call. to turn the chat into an audio call or video call.

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Getting the best messaging experience

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Keywords:microsoft team private conversation calling office 365 channel chat group   Doc ID:79491
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2018-01-19 12:54 MDTUpdated:2018-05-23 15:09 MDT
Sites:New Mexico State University
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