Overview of apps in Teams

Apps let you find content from your favorite services and share it right in Teams. They help you do things like pin services at the top of a channel, chat with bots, or share and assign tasks. Here's a rundown of the different ways you can interact with apps and services in Teams:

Chat with a bot

Bots provide answers, updates, and assistance in a channel. You can chat with them one-on-one or in a channel. They can help out with task management, scheduling, and more.

Share content on a tab

Tabs help you share content and functionality from your favorite services in a channel. They can connect you to Microsoft services (like Excel or SharePoint), other services (like Asana, YouTube, and Zendesk), or a website of your choice. To open a chat while you're in a tab, click Show tab conversation Open chat button at the top right-hand corner.

Note: Tabs in channels can be seen by everyone on the team. Tabs in chats can only be seen by the people in that chat.

Get updates from a connector

Connectors send updates and information directly to a channel. Get automatic updates from your favorite services like Trello, JIRA, Twitter, RSS feeds, GitHub, and more.

Add rich content to your messages

These apps find content from different services and send it straight to a message. You can share things like weather reports, daily news, images, and videos with anyone you're talking to. Messages sometimes include buttons for interacting with the app. For example, a daily weather report could include an option to download the forecast for the entire week.

Get or make an app

Go to the Store to add a bot, tab, connector, or messaging app to Teams.

If you're interested, you can even build your own bot, connector, or tab.

Browse the Teams Store

From your desktop or web app, there are a bunch of ways to bring your favorite apps and services into Teams. You can add connectors to channels, chat with bots, and add content and services directly to your tabs.

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