In this tutorial, we will discuss how to create a group in Microsoft teams. Also, we will see how to create a group chat in Microsoft teams app and how to create a group chat in Microsoft teams.
By using the Microsoft teams group, we can make teams group chat or group call.
How to create a group in Microsoft teams
In Microsoft 365, Microsoft teams is the collaboration tool that helps to integrate people, content, and tools for an organization.
By using teams, you can do chat, meetings, video conferences, or calls and also collaborate within your organization or even outside of your organization. You can check more on Microsoft teams.
Recently, I wanted to create a group in teams, so that I can do a daily status call with the team online. So here, Now, we will see how to create a group in teams.
Open Microsoft teams, click on the Chat icon like below:
Then it will ask to enter name, email, group or tag like below:
I have added here two email address like below, in the Recent section, you can see “New chat” like below:
We can also easily change the group name in teams. Click on the arrow icon like below and provide the name.
You can see the Microsoft teams group name.
How to make a group chat in Microsoft teams
Once we created the group in teams, we can easily make a group chat in Microsoft teams.
Select the group from the left side, and then you can type anything in the chat box. The chat will be visible to all the users in the Microsoft teams group.
How to make a group call in Microsoft teams
Now, we will see how to do a group call in Microsoft teams. Microsoft teams provide options to do video and audio calls to all the people in the Microsoft teams group.
Once you select the group, you can see the video, audio call and screen share icons. Click on the buttons to start a video or voice call in Microsoft teams group.
In the same way, you can also click on the Screen sharing icon to share the screen with all the users in the group.
Edit Microsoft teams group name
Now, we will see how to edit/update Microsoft teams group name easily.
Click on the Edit icon which will open a dialog box. Here you can provide the Group name and click on Save button like below:
Another feature of Microsoft teams is that you can also easily share files, now, we will see how to share files in group chat in Microsoft teams. So that the file will available to all the users in the teams group.
In the chatbox, click on the file icon and then it will ask you to either Upload from my computer or OneDrive like below:
Then the file will be available to all the users in the group.
Note: The file usually uploaded to a SharePoint online site.
Apart from this you can also follow the below approach to share files.
Click on the Files tab and then click on the Share option.
Then it will provide option to to upload files from OneDrive or from Upload from my computer like below:
Once the file is uploaded, the file will be available to all the users.
Add tab in a group in Microsoft teams
By using the tab in Microsoft teams, you can display various contents from various apps. Now we will see how to add a tab in group in Microsoft teams and how we can display video from Microsoft Stream.
Click on the + like below:
It will display the Add a tab option like below. Here you can select any Apps, I have selected here the Stream like below:
This will display the Stream option to select a channel or video drectly.
If you have uploaded any videos in Microsoft Teams, then you can select the videos here.
Here I have selected the Video option and then you can also provide the Tab name like below:
Then click on the Save button.
Once you click on Save, the tab will appear like below. Also the video will be displayed in the tab in Microsoft teams group.
Add people to Microsoft teams group
Now, we will see how to add people to Microsoft teams group.
Click on the People icon and the click on Add people like below:
Similarly, if you want to leave from the Microsoft teams group, then simply click on the Leave option like the above image.
Remove users from the Teams group
Now, we will see how to remove users from the teams group.
Click on the people icon and then you can see all the users presented in the Microsoft teams group.
When you over any user, it will display the Delete (X) icon.
Then it will ask you a confirmation message like below. Here click on Remove and the user will be removed from the group.
If you have just 2 users left then you can not remove the other user, it will display the Delete option.
Hide, Pin or Mute Microsoft Teams Group
Now, we will see how we can hide, pin or mute a teams group.
Once you Pin it it will always available the in Chat panel.
Once you Pin it, it will be always visible like below:
Similarly, if you will hide the teams group, it will be hidden from the pannel.
If you will Mute it, then you will not get notifications in from the teams group.
Save Group Chat History in Microsoft Teams
We can also enable various options to save group chat history in Microsoft teams for the group we have created.
Click on Add people and then you can see options to save chat history like:
- Don’t include chat history
- Include history from the past number of days
- Include all history
You can select the options as per your requirement. And then click on the Add button.
Note: Without Adding a member it was not allowing me to save the chat history option.
This way, we can Save chat history for Microsoft Teams group.
How to create a group chat in Microsoft teams app
Now, we will see here, how to create a group chat in the Microsoft teams app. Here I am using the Android Microsoft teams app.
If you have not installed teams, then you can install the Microsoft teams app from the Android play store.
Open Teams app in your Android phone and click on the Chat icon like below:
Next, enter the email address or name in the To field like below. By default, the group name will appear as all the name of the users.
Now, the teams group has been created in you Teams App, we can use the chat box to write something on it. The chat will be available to all the users presented in the group.
You can see the message “hi” is available to all the users in the group.
You can click on the … dots to open the Chat details like below:
Then click on Chat details like below.
This will open the Chat details screen, where you can provide a name or the group as well as you can see the option to Mute chat, Leave chat.
Also, you can add people into the chat by click on the people icon.
It will also display all the participants, as you can see there are 4 members in the Microsoft teams group.
In the below screen, you can see the group name has been changed to “TSInfo Team”.
Anytime you can click on the Video icon to do a group video call in the Microsoft teams app.
Also you can click on the Phone icon to do a group call in Microsoft teams app.
Here, we learned how to create a group in Microsoft teams and how to make a group chat in Microsoft teams App. Also we discussed:
- How to create a group in Microsoft teams
- Make a group chat in Microsoft teams
- How to make a group call in Microsoft teams
- Edit Microsoft teams group name
- Share files in group chat in Microsoft teams
- Add tab in a group in Microsoft teams
- How to Add people to Microsoft teams group
- Remove users from the Teams group
- Hide, Pin or Mute Microsoft Teams Group
- Save Group Chat History in Microsoft Teams
- How to create a group chat in Microsoft teams app
I am Bijay from Odisha, India. Currently working in my own venture TSInfo Technologies in Bangalore, India. I am Microsoft Office Servers and Services (SharePoint) MVP (5 times). I works in SharePoint 2016/2013/2010, SharePoint Online Office 365 etc. Check out My MVP Profile.. I also run popular SharePoint web site EnjoySharePoint.com