Microsoft Teams Quick Start


Collaborate in Microsoft Teams

@mention someone

When you want someone to receive a notification for a message you’re sending, you can @mention the person. You can @mention a channel, a team, a person, or several people.

  1. In the Reply or New Conversation box, type the @ symbol, then type the first few letters of the person’s first name.

  2. In the Suggestions box, select the person. Repeat for as many people as you want to @mention.

  3. For those who you @mention, the @ symbol shows in the message in their Channel and on their Team icon. Check your Team icon now to see if someone has @mentioned you.

@mention somebody

Stay on top of things with Activity and notifications

You can easily see when someone @mentions you, likes something you’ve posted, or replies to a thread you’ve started. A number appears or increments on the Activity and Chat icons and an @ appears on the Teams icon.

  1. Select the Activity icon.

  2. To view conversations that apply to you, select Notifications. Select Recent to view up-to-date Team conversations.

Stay on top of things with activities and notifications

Search for messages, people, or files

You can search across teams, channels, and files.

  1. Type a phrase in the Search box and select Select to start a search. .

  2. Select Messages, People or Files.

  3. Select the item in the search results. Alternately, you can click the Filter icon to sort or filter your search results.

Search for people, conversations, and files
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