Mar 31 2020 01:40 PM
Mar 31 2020 01:40 PM
Is there a way to create a new group chat by selecting a contact group in teams (not AD). To clarify, this would be the area in the chat section, you click on Contacts. From that area, I was trying to figure out if it's possible to select a group and it automatically starts a chat with everyone in the selected group without me having to enter each member one by one. Thanks :)
Mar 31 2020 06:19 PM
@robthom as far as I know you do have to add the members to the chat group the first time. But then you can rename the group and even pin it for future chats.
Jun 02 2020 03:04 AM
@robthomHi, did you get anywhere with this ? is the group chat possible using a contact group ?
Jun 02 2020 08:51 AM
@mymacadd Hi, as of right now, still no luck. Been doing things manually. I am exploring power scripts as a solution.
Nov 18 2020 01:21 PM
Jan 28 2021 05:39 AM
Apr 02 2021 04:40 PM
We've recently transitioned from Skype to Teams and this was a very useful feature in Skype, having a contact group and starting a team chat via the contact group without having to add individuals to a team chat every time, which it seems to be the only way to do in Teams.
The funny part to me is that Skype was owned by Microsoft, right? And yet that feature couldn't be ported over (yet)? <sigh>
Posting here just in case anyone hears of an update to Teams where this (seemingly) simple feature gets added to Teams Chat, let me know. Thx.
Nov 15 2021 04:59 AM
Nov 15 2021 05:11 AM
This comes up regularly from Skype for Business users when they just transition to Teams, but after a few months is no longer considered an issue. Create a Team and add the DL as members, a group chat with 10s of users isn't as useful as a channel.
There is a sample custom app that Microsoft share to bring back the Skype feel, but I wouldn't recommend heading backwards.
Nov 15 2021 05:15 AM
Nov 15 2021 06:01 AM
@yokushka I don't have to do anything to switch between using the same camera in Teams and Zoom or any other application on Windows 10.
Nov 15 2021 06:04 AM