Knowing the right person or group of people to contact can be a continuous challenge. It’s difficult to remember every member of a project team, the owner of a process, or the appropriate expert. Searching through old emails, looking through paper lists of names, or asking other people to find the right contact can be time-consuming and frustrating. With targeted communication using tags in Microsoft Teams, you can now organize users within your Team based on attributes such as role, skill, or expertise. Once tags are applied, you can quickly and easily reach the right people.
Create and use tags in Teams
To get started with tags, find a Team on the left-hand side of the screen, select More options …, and choose Manage Tags. Here you can create tags:
Once a tag is created, you can use the tag to reach people either with a chat or in a Channel post. In a Channel, you can @mention the tag so that the tag members will be notified.
Here are some situations where tags might be able to help your group communicate and collaborate more efficiently.
Learn more and upcoming tagging capabilities
When using tags, here are some other things to keep in mind:
To learn more about tags in Teams, check out the links below.
Right now, tags are maintained by Teams users. We’re currently working on new tag capabilities that will automatically apply tags to users based on when they are working. This functionality is backed by Shifts in Teams.
Thanks for taking the time to read about tags in Teams! We’d love to hear from you, if you have an idea for what you’d like to see next, please submit a suggestion on UserVoice.
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