Contact Group Issue in TEAM Chat
I have created several contact lists for various groups. I cannot figure out how to start a chat / send a message to individual GROUPS / Contacts. Please fix this as I would think the point of creating a Contact list is to enable users to quickly and easily send messages to a select group of people.
I believe the design of contact from their initial plan is merely just for you to find person contact but not initiate a chat. To initiate a group chat you need to pick the group of people in the recent tab. hahaha...look silly and funny though. If the contact group can right click group name to launch the group chat of course is the best. No people like to keep a group always open, so i can launch the pre save contact group anytime. hahahaha...where is my skype feature.
Switch to Slack, Teams is terrible...
Sharon Mchale commented
Pointless exercise, time wasted. Deadline missed.
Distribution lists (contacts) ate surely a basic function. Please pleasr sort out. We are an organisation of 2,500 staff and this is a blocker.
I have come across the same thing. so frustrating...
Michael Waters commented
I agree... couldnt figure out how to do this and couldve sworn I had done it before... probably as in Skype for Business...
Skype contact group allows to interact/chat with all the users within a group but same thing is missing from the Chat contact groups.
I hope this is the most important feature which got misses as everyone will move from Skype to Teams and will prefer the chat option from a contact group.
Steve Faunt commented
I agree - I can't see the functionality in contact groups without being able to start a group chat with a few clicks - the current method of adding individuals one by one seems labour intensive.
There are many circumstances where the creation of a Team isn't appropriate but a simple contact group would be perfect for end users to quickly initiate a group chat.
Bill R commented
I just came across this too. Such a strange thing to not be included.