Microsoft Teams is the ultimate messaging app for your organization – a workspace for real-time collaboration and communication, meetings, file and app sharing, and even the occasional emoji! All in one place, all in the open, all accessible to everyone.
Teams allows users to communicate in chats though the use of text and emojis. Messages can be marked as urgent or important. In August 2022, the chat feature was updated for “chat with yourself”; allowing for the organization of files, notes, comments, images, and videos within a private chat tab.
Teams allows communities, groups, or teams to join through a specific URL or invitation sent by a team administrator or owner. Teams for Education allows admins and teachers to set up groups for classes, professional learning communities (PLCs), staff members, and everyone.
Channels allow team members to communicate without the use of email or group SMS (texting). Users can reply to posts with text, images, GIFs, and image macros. Direct messages send private messages to designated users rather than the entire channel. Connectors can be used within a channel to submit information contacted through a third-party service. Connectors include MailChimp, Facebook Pages, Twitter, PowerBI and Bing News.
Ad-hoc groups can be created to share instant messaging, audio calls (VoIP), and video calls inside the client software.
Teams (as an optional extra) supports connectivity to the public switched telephone network (PSTN) telephone system called “calls” allowing a user to use teams as if it were a telephone, with a number people can call and be able to call numbers.
Meetings can be scheduled and users visiting the channel are able to see if a meeting is in progress. Teams also has a plugin for Microsoft Outlook to invite others into a Teams meeting. This supports thousands of users that can connect via a meeting link.
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