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Microsoft Teams Apps

Apps let you get more out of Microsoft Teams. Apps work in different ways, depending on what type it is.

Apps in tabs

Apps can be used in channels or group and 1:1 chats.

  1. Select the plus sign next to the tabs.

  2. Select the type of app you want or Search.

Top Tip: For files your team use regularly, you can turn them into tabs. Go to the file, select More Options  >  Make this a tab.

Apps in messages

Select More options  under the message box, choose an app, and select Add.

Apps as Connectors

Are there certain notifications that are useful lots of team members? Go to the channel you want, select More options  > Connectors, and choose an app. Then you’ll be prompted to configure notifications.

All Apps

For all apps select Apps on the left-hand side, and browse for the app available to your organisation. Some require subscriptions or signing-in.

Teams Command Box

The command box is visible throughout Microsoft Teams. It’s designed to help you search, take quick actions, or launch apps.

Use the command box to search

  1. Type what you’re looking for in the command box, like a message, person, channel, or file.

  2. Select one of the suggestions from the list, or press Enter to see more results.

Use slash commands to perform tasks

  1. In the command box, type a / to see a list of commands and descriptions.

  2. Choose a command from the list or type it.

    For example, to call someone, type /call, press Tab, and select or type the name of the person you want to call.

    Check out Available commands to see a list of commands or just type / to see the menu in the command box.

Use the @ command

  • Type @[someone’s name], press Tab, and then type a message to message someone without moving away from what you’re working on.

  • Type @[app name] to launch an app directly from the command box.