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With Windows 11 the Chat facility from Microsoft Teams has been integrated into the Taskbar and provides a faster way to connect to the people you care about.

 

Accessing Chat

 

You can access Chat by clicking the icon on the Taskbar.

 

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How to use Chat

 

When first launched you will see either of the two screens shown.

 

1) Click Get Started to proceed.

 

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You will then be asked to choose which Microsoft account you wish to use to login to Teams.

 

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2) If you use Outlook.com or Skype then choose if you wish to sync your contacts, and then click Let's go.

 

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You will then see one of the screens below.

 

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Activity

This shows your Activity Feed which will show any mentions (when someone refers to you in a chat with @name), reactions and notifications

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Chat

This is the main chat window when any chats will appear and where you can respond to any messages

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Calendar

Displays monthly calendar where you can see any existing meetings or schedule new meetings

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Settings

Access to Settings and Help

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Profile

Shows the currently logged in profile and you can set availability (e.g. away, offline, busy) and set up a status message

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Start a chat

Click here to start a chat - you can then enter email address or mobile number of the person you wish to chat with

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Meet now

Click to setup a meeting where you can choose a name for the meeting, start the meeting and get a link to share with other recipients

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Start a group

Create a group of friends / family / work colleagues to chat with

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Get the mobile app

Takes you to the Microsoft website where you can see details on the app for Android and iPhone and send a link to your phone to download it

 

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Meet

Click to setup a meeting where you can choose a name for the meeting, start the meeting and get a link to share with other recipients

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Chat

Click here to start a chat - you can then enter email address or mobile number of the person you wish to chat with

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Sync Contacts

Click here to sync contacts from your mobile device, Skype or an @outlook.com email account

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Open Microsoft Teams

This opens the main Microsoft Teams interface as per above image

 

 

When you receive a new chat message you will see a notification down the bottom right corner of your screen, from here you can send a quick reply or click on the message to open the main chat window.

 

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From these windows you can reply to messages, change text formatting, send Emoji or Giphy's, start video or audio calls and add more people to the chat.

 

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