Microsoft Teams - Create a Chat Group

1. Once signed into Teams via a supported web browser (Chrome or Edge) or the installed application, click on the Chat button on the left hand side of the application.
Chat buton

2. Start a new chat by clicking the New Chat button at the top of the screen. It is located on the left side of the search bar.
 New Chat button

3. Once started, click on the drop-down arrow on the right side of the screen to allow the group to be named and type in the desired group name.
 Drop-down arrow
Group name

4. After the group name has been entered, on the next line, type the desired names of the people that need to be a part of this group. Names can include any staff/faculty member and any active student. Group chats require at least two other people to be added for them to be started.
Type desired names / Person add 

5. Changes will be saved when the “Type a new message” box at the bottom of the application in clicked.
Start typing 

6. The group has now been created. It can be access by viewing the “Recent” tab in the chat column. The group can also be pinned for easy access by right clicking on the group or clicking the more options button to the right of the group name and clicking Pin.
Recent tab > Pin 

7. Members can be added or removed by clicking the View and Add Participants button in the upper right-hand corner of the application.
 View and add participants button

8. To Add, click the Add people option and type in the desired name(s). Then,click Add.
Add people option 

9. To remove, click the X button to the right of the person or people that need to be removed. Then, click Remove on the confirmation prompt.
X button > Remove 

Remove button
 

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Keywords:microsoft message meeting messaging chat call calls video meetings file sharing computer screen sharing collaboration   Doc ID:98908
Owner:Sara S.Group:Parkland College
Created:2020-03-16 13:10 CDTUpdated:2020-03-24 18:07 CDT
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