Overview of Channels

Overview of teams and channels in Microsoft Teams

In Microsoft Teams, teams are groups of people brought together for work, projects, or common interests. 

Teams are made up of channels. Each channel is built around a topic, like “Team Events,” a department name, or just for fun. Channels are where you hold meetings, have conversations, and work on files together. 

The tabs at the top of each channel link to your favourite files, apps, and services. 

Add a tab 

  • Select the plus sign next to the tabs. 
    For example, add Planner to create a project board for tracking team tasks. 

Pin a channel 

If you have a lot of channels, mark important channels as a favorite to make them easy to find. 

  • To pin a channel, select the three dots
More options button
  •  to the right of the channel in your list, and select      
  • To remove a pin, select the three dots
More options button
  • next to the channel name, and select

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