Nov 05 2017 08:25 AM
Nov 05 2017 08:25 AM
I 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.
Nov 05 2017 01:22 PMSolution
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.
Nov 05 2017 01:38 PM
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.
Nov 07 2017 03:24 AM
You can also rename the team (display name) with PowerShell... Set-UnifiedGroup -Id TeamName -DisplayName "Whatever you Like"
Jan 13 2020 07:45 AM
Just for anyone looking for a solution to renaming a meetings that originated from an appointment with "Microsoft Teams Meeting" as Location (lik I was): Chaning the email's subject did the trick. It was necessary to send out updated invitations the the participants, otherwise Teams wouldn't notice.
Jul 09 2020 10:27 PM
I could manage renaming only through this workaround you suggested. However, email updates got shot out to all participants for a meeting had in the past!
Although I'd given it a decent title earlier also, Teams listed it under Chats with the title "(no name)", which was ridiculous and I kept wondering where the chat and its recording all went.
I still don't get it though, why Teams listed my decently created Outlook invite for a Teams Meeting with title and all with an unbecoming own title "(no name)". Beats me.
Aug 14 2020 11:59 AM
@Loryan Strant I don't have the pin next to the names. I have tried this in Chrome and Internet Exployer, in the windows application and using the internet application.
I have seen what it is supposed to look on the Internet but I don't have it.
Who can resolve this for me?
Nov 24 2020 04:44 AM
If you your chat created from a meeting, have you tried this:
Hope that helps.