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Send messages to Skype for Business users from Teams

Send messages to Skype for Business users from Teams

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Skype for Business vs. Teams

Send a message to a Skype for Business user

You can use Microsoft Teams to chat with someone who’s using Skype for Business. Simply start a one-on-one chat with the person you'd like to message, and they’ll get your message in Skype for Business.

Remember: If the person you’re messaging has ever used Teams, your messages will always be sent there. People who use Microsoft Teams and also have an on-premises Skype for Business account can’t currently send messages to or receive them from Skype for Business users.

Group chat with Skype for Business users

Unfortunately, group messages can’t be sent to people using Skype for Business. However, whenever someone invites you to a group conversation from Skype for Business, you’ll get a notification in Teams. Then you can join the conversation back in Skype for Business.

Skype for Business vs. Teams

Being able to chat with someone on Skype for Business from within Teams is pretty cool, but you’ll be missing out on fun things like emoji, file attachments, and tabs. Also, your conversation history won't be saved, so if you update, refresh, or open Teams on a different platform (like mobile), you won't be able to view your old messages.

If you want to chat one-on-one with someone who's using Skype for Business, you can now do that from the mobile app.

You can't have a group chat with people who are using Skype for Business just yet. We're working on it.

Being able to chat with someone on Skype for Business from within Teams is pretty cool, but you’ll be missing out on fun things like emoji, file attachments, and tabs. Also, your conversation history won't be saved, so if you update, refresh, or open Teams on a different platform (like mobile), you won't be able to view your old messages.

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