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We all love a good life hack, especially when it can make our time at work a little easier. As tech experts, the Propelle team loves sharing our favourite tips and tricks for getting the most out of different platforms – and today we’re deep diving into Microsoft Teams, one of the most popular corporate messaging apps!
Part of the Office 365 suite, Microsoft Teams has become the go-to platform for communication and collaboration in many busy offices. But by not utilising all of the handy chat features and productivity tools, you’re not experiencing its full potential!
That’s why we’re here to make sure you’ve discovered more than where to put your email address, or how to use the search bar. So let’s get into it!
Let’s start with something cool—keyboard shortcuts! These little gems can save Teams users loads of time with common tasks and make navigating through channels in Teams a breeze. So put on your shortcut hat and check out these nifty combinations:
With these shortcuts up your sleeve, you’ll be navigating Teams like a true chat superhero!
We know how important it is to stay focused and avoid unnecessary distractions. That’s why Microsoft Teams lets you customise your notifications to match your preferences. Here’s how you can take control:
Customise away, and find your zen in the busy office of Teams!
In the bustling realm of chat, sometimes you need to shout ‘Hey, you!’ to make sure your messages in Teams are heard. Well, good news! Microsoft Teams has got your back with mentions and tags. Here’s how you can summon the attention you deserve:
With mentions and tags, you’ll never be lost in the chat abyss again!
Sometimes words need a little extra flair, and that’s where formatting comes in. This Microsoft Teams tip lets you jazz up your messages to make them stand out. Here are some formatting features you can play with:
You can also get creative and let your messages shine with formatting magic! (Secret tip: play with background effects in Teams meetings and private video calls! You can blur out your surroundings, set a neutral backdrop, or pick a fun location!)
Why juggle between different applications when you can collaborate on files right within Teams? Microsoft Teams lets you work together with your teammates in private channels on files, making file sharing and collaboration a piece of cake. Here’s how you can join forces:
No more file frenzy—just seamless file sharing and collaboration!
Hold on tight because we’re not done yet with our Microsoft Teams tips! Here are a few more tips and tricks to take your Teams chat experience to the next level:
With these additional chat tools up your sleeve, you’ll be the champion of your project team!
And there you have it—our collection of Microsoft Teams chat tips and tricks! We hope these little nuggets of wisdom will make your Teams experience even more enjoyable and productive. Remember to have fun, experiment, and explore all the amazing features in Teams, including accessibility features, message threads, and productive. And if you can’t find what you are looking for, there are always Teams Apps to help you. These third-party tools build on the out of the box functionality and allow you to do more.
Want a guided tour through Teams? Skip the training videos and come straight to an expert. Propelle’s inhouse Microsoft consultants have a comprehensive knowledge base for all things Teams, and can help your workforce get the most from their Teams meetings and other in-app conversations (without having to rely on the search box to get all their answers).