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Start chats and make calls

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With chat, you can have private one-on-one or group conversations that are not in the public team channel. And with calls, you can make calls or check your history or voicemail.

View a chat

  • Select Chat and select a one-on-one or group chat from the chat list.

Start a chat

  1. Select New chat Select to start a new chat. .

  2. Type the name of the person or people you want to contact.

  3. Select the down arrow to add a name to your chat group.

Make video and audio calls from a chat

  • Select Video call Select to start a video call. or Audio call Select to start an audio call. to call someone directly from a chat.

Use Recent and Favorites

On the left side of the app, you'll see your Recent conversations as well as your Favorites.

  • Hover over a conversation, select the three dots, and then select Favorite to keep your chat in your Favorites list.

Make calls and view history or voicemail

  • Select Calls > Dial a number, and enter a phone number. When you're ready, select Call to start the call.

    Note: If your organization has an Enterprise Voice license, you can call anyone from Teams even if they're not using it.

  • Select Calls > History to see your call history.

  • Select Calls > Voicemail to check your voicemail.

  • If you don't have Calls, select Activity to see any missed calls and voicemail.

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