How do I start a chat in Microsoft Teams?

You start one-on-one and group chats the same way: by selecting New chat New chat icon at the top of your chat list.

To start a chat, select New chat at the top of your chat list.

Start a one-on-one chat

Once you've selected New chat New chat icon in Teams and entered the person’s name, compose your message in the box at the bottom of the chat. To open your formatting options, select Format  Expand button beneath the box where you type your message.

Select Format to expand the box.

When you're ready, select Send Send a message icon. . This starts the chat.

You can also start a one-on-one chat from someone's profile card. Open it by clicking their picture in a channel or from a search.

Created: Jul 17, 2020 - 9:31am Updated: Jul 17, 2020 - 9:31am Author: UIT Support Center Article: 3069
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