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. 

Another way to use a tag is to start a new chat and then select the tag that is assigned to the people you want to reach.

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

@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

Using tags in a chat

To start a chat with the members of a tag, select New chat  New chat icon in Teams , start typing the name of the tag, and then select the tag from the list. Everyone in the tag group will be added to the To: field.

Select a tag in a chat

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 whether team members or team owners can manage tags.

Manage team owner settings   

Note: If you are unable to create or manage tags, your organization might not have the feature enabled or you are not a team owner. If tags are enabled and you are not a team owner, you can still view tags that have been applied to yourself or other team members.

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.

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

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. 

Another way to use a tag is to start a new chat and then select the tag that is assigned to the people you want to reach.

Note: If you are unable to create or manage tags, your organization might not have the feature enabled or you are not a team owner. If tags are enabled and you are not a team owner, you can still view tags that have been applied to yourself or other team members.

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.

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

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. 

Another way to use a tag is to start a new chat and then select the tag that is assigned to the people you want to reach.

Note: If you are unable to create or manage tags, your organization might not have the feature enabled or you are not a team owner. If tags are enabled and you are not a team owner, you can still view tags that have been applied to yourself or other team members.

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