Chat and share files in Teams

Start a new conversation with the whole team

  1. Click Teams  , then pick a team and a channel.
  2. In the compose box, say what's on your mind and click Send  .

Start a new conversation with a person or group


  1. At the top of the app, click New chat  .
  2. In the To field, type the name of the person or people you want to chat with.
  3. In the compose box, say what you have to say and click Send  .

Reply to a conversation

Channel conversations are organized by date and then threaded. The replies in threads are organized under the initial post so it's easier to follow multiple conversations.

  1. Find the conversation thread you want to reply to.
  2. Click Reply, add your message, and click Send  .

Share a file

Sometimes words aren't enough, and you need to post a file to a channel conversation.

  1. In your channel conversation, click Attach  beneath your compose box.
  2. Select a file, click Open, and then Send  .


You can always see all the files you post to a channel by going to the Files tab.

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