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Janneke Spiekerman
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2017-11-05 17_23_32-Microsoft Edge.pngI noticed that renaming a group chat is possible in the browser experience of Microsoft Teams but not from the desktop app. Do you also experience that renaming a group chat is not possible in the desktop app?

Clicking on the arrow in the right corner doesn't do a thing while in the browser it opens a menu to change the name.

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I've been able to rename a group chat in the desktop client.
If you look at the top of the group chat where the names are listed (eg. Michael, Kate, etc.) there is a pen icon. Click that and you can give the group chat a name.

Hi @Loryan Strant thanks for the feedback and look into the desktop client! 

Found out the order of naming a group / renaming is different.
Online you can already name a group chat before sending the first message.
And on the desktop client it is only possible after the first real chat is send. Then the pen icon appears like you mentioned to give the chat a name. 

You can also rename the team (display name) with PowerShell... Set-UnifiedGroup -Id TeamName -DisplayName "Whatever you Like"

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