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Adding External but Federated users in a group chat

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I would like to know how to 

  • Add external teams users (NOTE: not guests, and users i.e. more than one) to group chats

Context

  • We currently have a multi domain setup - domain A, domain B, etc.
  • All users have teams enabled
  • The users in these domains are already setup to talk to each other, without switching teams tenant i.e. as external users, not guest users
  • When creating a group chat in domain A, I can add multiple users from domain A. However, I am only able to add one external user from another domain(any domain other than A.

Question

Is it currently possible to add multiple external users given the recent updates to the federation capabilities? Am I (and more likely my sysadmin) missing anything in the admin console that would enable this functionality?

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Best Response confirmed by ThereseSolimeno (Microsoft)
Solution

@abhishekaravind 

 

Nope, not missing anything, you cannot do group chats via federation(external) chat yet. 

 

However, a work around is to create a meeting with everyone, may have to have them join the meeting then click chat, but then you can have an external chat that will be available across everyone's clients. Not ideal, but it works for now until we can get External group chats in. Once you chat, you also don't have to stay connected to the A/V of the meeting and still use the chat going forward. 

 

 

No word on ETA etc. that I can share unfortunately.