Start a chat in Teams

To send a private message, first click New chat New chat button at the top of the app to start a new conversation. Type the name of the person or people you want to chat with. Then, compose your message and click Send Send button .

Don't forget that you can add as many people as you want to the To field.

Note: If you want to start a conversation with the entire team, try a channel conversation.

Add people to a private chat (start a group chat)

To loop more people into a private conversation, just click Add people Add people to team button in the top right corner of your screen. Then, type the names of the people you'd like to add, select how much of the chat history to include, and click Add.

Note: Currently, you can include chat history only when adding someone to a group chat (not a one-on-one chat).

Adding people to a group chat

Tap Chat Open chat button > New chat New chat button and type the name of the person or people you want to chat with. Then compose your message and tap Send Send button .

Add people to a private chat (start a group chat)

In the group chat header, tap the participants to see the Group chat details. Then tap Create a new group chat and type the names of the people you want to add.

For now, go to the desktop or web app to include all or part of the chat history for new participants.

Tap Chat Open chat button > New chat New chat button and type the name of the person or people you want to chat with. Then compose your message and tap Send Send button .

Add people to a private chat (start a group chat)

In the group chat header, tap More options More options button > Chat details > Add people Add people button and type the names of the people you want to add.

For now, go to the desktop or web app to include all or part of the chat history for new participants.

Tap Chat Open chat button > New chat New chat button and type the name of the person or people you want to chat with. Then compose your message and tap Send Send button .

Add people to a private chat (start a group chat)

For now, you need to go to the desktop or web app to add people to a chat.

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