Starting a Chat With an Individual in Microsoft Teams


How do I start a chat with an individual in Microsoft Teams?


  1. Sign in to Microsoft Teams.
  2. Select the Chat option from menu bar.* 
  3. Select the New Chat icon (square with pencil) at the top of the screen.
  4. In the To: field, enter the name or email address of the person with whom you would like to chat and select their name from the list of results that appears. 
  5. Type your message into the message field at the bottom of the screen. 
  6. Select the Send icon (right pointing arrow) at the bottom of the screen.
  7. You have now started a chat with an individual. 

*You can also begin a chat quickly by typing the person's name or email address directly into the Search field and then selecting their name when it appears in the list of results.

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Article ID: 103672
Mon 3/30/20 4:47 PM
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