Using the Conversation tab in Microsoft Teams

Using the Conversation tab in Microsoft Teams

The Conversation tab in Microsoft Teams appears in the General channel, as well as any additional channels you create. All class members can view and add to conversations in the General channel. In other channels, use At mention button Mention to invite certain students or staff to participate in a conversation. 

Conversations are different from chats because they are visible to everyone in a channel and not private. Documents shared in a conversation automatically become part of the Files tab in that file. 

Post a message

To post a message, select the Conversation tab from any channel.

Then, select the icon with the A to expand your compose box and see your text options. Use the tools to edit your post or add an attachment, gif, or emoji. Select the paper airplane icon to send your post or press Enter on your keyboard.  

If you decide to edit or delete your post, select the More options  … icon.

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Track your conversations 

Track your conversations by visiting the Activity feed. You’ll receive notifications when someone has At mention button mentioned you in a conversation or replied to one of your posts. Your name will be highlighted in red when it’s At mention button mentioned by a teacher or student. Channels with new content, including conversations, will appear in bold. 

Reply to a message

To reply to a message, select the Reply button underneath the message you're responding to. This will ensure that your message gets included in the conversation thread, and that the other people participating in the thread will be notified. Type your message in the box and press Enter or select the paper airplane icon to send it.

Select Reply underneath a message to type your response.

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Notify entire class and post important updates

Mute single student

Mute all students 

Delete student comment 

Delete conversation thread 

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