Instant messaging

Keep the team connected no matter where work takes you with Microsoft Teams.

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Connect instantly

Instant message one-to-one or with a group, hop on a video call, or share your screen for fast-paced decision making. Customize your messages with rich text editing, tag people to call their attention, and use your favorite apps in chats.

Reduce email clutter

Move noisy replies and acknowledgments out of email threads and into quick chats where they belong. Easily share pictures and documents with a specific person or your entire team.

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Keep your team focused

Organize your conversations, files, and apps in one place to keep your team in sync whether they are inside or outside your organization. Right-size collaboration by limiting which team members can see conversations and content around a particular topic.

Take conversations anywhere

Stay connected and collaborate with your others wherever you are. Record voice messages while one the go, reply to specific chats from your mobile device, and customize notifications so you can be present during personal time.

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Work together in real time

Streamline collaboration and ensure everyone has the latest information sharing files in Microsoft Teams. Easily upload documents, set permissions, and work together simultaneously using the Office apps.


Get more out of Teams with these features

@Mentions

Use @mentions to call a team member’s attention and to stay on top of your action items by filtering your Activity Feed.

Post types

Start conversations and make announcements in one or multiple channels simultaneously. Save messages to easily find information later.

Rich text editing

Deliver clear messages using titles, bullet points, links, and quotes. Format text with highlight, italics, and more.

Chat translation

Support global collaboration and ensure everyone has a voice with inline message translation.

GIFS and stickers

Share your personality, opinions, and emotions with GIFs, stickers, and emojis in messages.

Priority notifications

Mark messages as important to call someone’s attention or as urgent to send recurring notifications.

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See what customers are saying about Microsoft Teams

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“Shifts in Teams is much more efficient for organizing people. If I had to use one word to tell you what Teams means to me, it’s ‘efficiency.’ Shifts saves me at least an hour a day.”
- Friopjófur Tómasson: Plant supervisor

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“Our employees use Teams not only for chats and virtual meetings but also to brainstorm together, capture new ideas, assign tasks to people, and gather updates seamlessly. Now, Teams is also used for boardroom meets and leadership team meetings.” 
Mayur Danait: Chief Information Officer Pidilite Industries Limited

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