To help clarify how apps work in Teams, this video explores messaging apps, which are small add-ons that can find information online and post that information directly into a message. This video shows a few of the recommended messaging apps, including weather and Wikipedia. In this video, you also see how to locate and install new messaging apps from the app store.
- [Instructor] Messaging apps are small apps…designed specifically to let you search for…and post information into a channel discussion.…Let's start with messaging apps…that come pre-installed in Teams.…All you need to do is go to a normal conversation channel,…then go to the box either to reply to an existing thread…or to post a new message.…But below that text box,…you'll see a button with three dots on it.…Click on that to open up this menu.…These are small, useful messaging apps that come with Teams.…
So let's just try one of these as an example.…I'll choose Weather.…It'll prompt me to search for a location, so I'll do that.…It finds the location I'm looking for,…so I can click on that, then hit the Send button…to post that information as a message…here in this conversation channel.…I can hit this See More button to expand that message.…So this is a great way to quickly post…a piece of information that you want the whole team to see.…Maybe today's weather is not the best example,…but you can see how it works.…
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- Saving time with bots
- Extending the functionality of Teams with apps
- Forwarding emails to Teams
- Modifying your notifications and alerts
- Using Teams as the hub for all of your Office 365 apps
- Hiding channels and teams you don't use
- Helpful keyboard shortcuts
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 10/22/2018. What changed?
A: The following topics were updated: keyboard shortcuts in Teams, commands for the command box, using the Who app to get info about teammates, and using bots in Teams.