Using tags in Teams

Tags let you quickly reach a group of people all at once.

With tags, you can categorize people based on attributes, such as role, project, skill, training, or location. For example, a "Nurse" or "Manager" or Designer" tag will enable you to reach groups of people in Teams without having to type every single name.

Once a tag is added, just @mention it in a channel. Everyone who has been assigned that tag will receive a notification just as they would if they were @mentioned individually. 

Create and manage tags in Teams

Select Teams Teams button  on the left side of the app and find your team in the list. Then select More options More options button  and choose Manage tags  manage tags icon .

Here you can create tags and assign them to people on your team. 

Create a new tag

Manage tag settings for your team

Another way you can create and manage tags is to find your team, navigate to More options More options button , and select Manage team  Settings button .

Select Manage team option

From here, you can select the Manage tags  manage tags icon  icon, create tags, and assign them to people on your team.

@mention a tag in a channel  

In a channel conversation, simply @mention a tag in your message and select the tag from the list. The tag will appear just like any @mention, and the people associated with the tag will get notified.

@mention a tag in Teams

Manage settings for team owners

Team owners can choose which members of their team are allowed to add tags. Select Teams Teams button  on the left side of the app and find your team in the list.

Go to More options More options button , select Manage team  Settings button , choose the Settings tab, and then navigate to the Tags section. Here you can control which members on your team can add tags.

Manage team owner settings   

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