Microsoft Teams – First Steps Blogs: Select a team and channel

A team is a collection of people, conversations, files, and tools — all in one place. A channel is a discussion topic in a team. The best way to get familiar with teams and channels is to select a team and channel and start exploring.

  1. Select the Teams icon.
  2. Under a team, select a channel and take a look at the Conversations, Files, and Notes tabs in the channel.
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Reply to a conversation

Conversations in channels are organized by date and then threaded. The replies in threaded conversations are organized under the initial conversation and are easier to follow.

  1. Find the conversation thread you want to reply to.
  2. Select Reply, add your message, and press Enter.
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Start a new conversation

When you have a new topic or idea to introduce to the team, you can start a new conversation.

  1. Select a team and channel.
  2. In the Start a new conversation box, add your message and press Enter.
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@mention someone

When you want someone to receive a notification for a message you’re sending, you can @mention the person. You can @mention a channel, a team, a person, or several people.

  1. In the Reply or New Conversation box, type the @symbol, then type the first few letters of the person’s first name.
  2. In the Suggestions box, select the person. Repeat for as many people as you want to @mention.
  3. For those who you @mention, the @ symbol shows in the message in their Channel and on their Teamicon. Check your Team icon now to see if someone has @mentioned you.
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