Add ability to invite team or contact group to new chat
As a user of microsoft teams, I want to be able to add a group of individuals to a conversation by using an @contactgroupname or @team name, so that I do not have to individually add every user represented by the contact group or team.
Use Case: I want to chat with everyone in my RND team to swarm on a particular topic and do not want to use my teams channel. Today I have to start a new chat and individually add each contact to the conversation individually and in some cases this is large number of contacts.
Extra Usability: When creating a new chat allow @groupcontact or @team and provide an option to expand that group into individuals so that if you want to exclude certain contacts that are part of the group you can remove those individual users. Similar functionality to outlook adding a contact group how you can expand to individual recipients.
I can't believe this isn't an option. How is IBM Notes more functional for chat?
I created a "Test Group" distribution group in Exchange Admin Center. I am able to email and invite this group to meetings in Outlook, but cannot chat or add invite this group in Teams.
There is an option in Outlook people search for sending an IM to "Test Group" but it doesn't do anything.
Our users need the ability to one-off chat with groups without being a member of their team, and gaining access to all of their content.
Users cannot search for a group -- that they are not a member of -- to see who is available.
I don't understand the functionality of the Contacts section in Teams chat. You have to manually add your own contact groups because you cannot load groups from a directory, but cannot group chat these groups from the contacts page or by typing the group you created into to the chat address field.
How can we create groups that can be emailed, invited to meetings and chatted with, but without team membership?
This would be wonderful and a function of Skype that I miss.
This could be great.