Microsoft is in the process of rolling out a new Windows 11 to users globally that replaces Windows 10. The latest Windows operating system comes with several features to enhance the Teams experience for users. The company recently announced Windows 11 users can now start using Chat from Microsoft Teams on Windows. The feature allows Teams on Windows personal account users to quickly initiate a video call or chat with family and friends. The Chat from Microsoft Teams is pinned to the Taskbar at Windows 11 startup.
Notably, there are two apps for Microsoft Teams on Windows 11: work account and personal account. The ability to chat via the Personal Chat feature in the new Teams will only be available in your personal accounts. Microsoft says the Teams Experience on Windows 11 and Chat is purposely designed for personal Microsoft accounts and will only be accessible for users of such accounts.
The Teams app for work purposes is labeled as "work or school" and uses the icon with a blue tile and a white letter "T" inside. If you try to chat with your work or school account, you will be redirected to download the Teams app for work or school.
If Windows Teams is already installed on your device before upgrading to Windows 11, you don't need to worry. Microsoft says users who had Teams prior to the upgrade will continue using Teams for school or work like before the upgrade, meaning the settings of the school or work apps stay in place for such users.
If you were previously leveraging a single Teams app for school, work, or personal accounts, you would now be provided with different apps explicitly designed for each purpose once you upgrade to Windows 11. A user who mistakenly tries to log into the wrong app gets an instant notification from Teams.
Chat allows you to easily send and read messages to share information with your teammates seamlessly. Follow the instructions outlined below to send and read messages in Teams:
Editing or deleting a send message
There are times you send a wrong message to a chat or channel. To edit or delete the message, go to the message and select More Options, then Edit or Delete and press Enter to save the update.
Saving a message
For the messages that you want to read later, mark them as saved or unread. To do this, locate the three dots at the top of the message and choose More Options. A prompt asking you to "Save this message" or "Mark it as unread" will appear. Take the appropriate action to save your message for later. You can view the list of your saved message by selecting your profile picture on top of Teams before choosing Saved.
Using an emoji reaction
During your chats with colleagues, friends, and family on Teams, you can leverage a set of emojis to say more with fewer words. To access the whole set of emojis, hover your arrow over a message and select the emoji you want to use. The emoji will automatically appear in the upper right corner of the message.
Earlier in the year, Microsoft added new features designed to enhance experiences for Chat users on Teams. These include:
Microsoft announced recently that Windows 11 would be available worldwide through a free upgrade on eligible Windows 10 computers and new PCS coming with pre-installed Windows 11. Windows 11 is a premium operating system explicitly designed for hybrid work. The new OS comes with various redesigns and new features designed to enhance the user's experience. The personal Chat with Microsoft teams is aimed at helping users differentiate between their personal and work-related activities.
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