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Anna has attended:
Microsoft 365 Explained course

Microsoft channels and Chat

Trainer said Chat is for informal messages, eg who wants a cup of tea, For work related content to set up a Teams channel, e.g, to collaborate on a work project.

How do you dinstinguish these two as bot seem to be called Chat?

RE: Microsoft channels and Chat

Hi Anna,

Thank you for your question to the forum.

You are correct in saying that Chat in teams is more informal whilst 'Chat' in Channels are more 'work' related. Teams have recently in the last upgrade started referring to a 'Post' in Channel as opposed to a Chat so that may help you to tell them apart.

Here is a link to Youtube video demonstrating the practical differences between the two methods of communication:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_Zgv4jJmbs

I hope this helps

Kind regards
Martin Sutherland
(IT trainer)

 

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