I’m happy to see that the ability to cross-post in multiple channels in Microsoft Teams has arrived in our tenant. This will make it much easier to get certain messages out to a wider audience much more easily. This is how it works…
To start a post that will be cross-posted, click on the Format icon to start a new conversation:
Once you compose your new message, click on the Post In Multiple Channels option:
The To: field will show your current channel, and you can click on Select Channels to add additional Team workspaces and channels where the message will appear:
In the Choose Channels panel, you can select one or more channels where the message will appear. Once you’re done, click Update:
The To: field now shows all the channels that will get the message. Click on the Send icon to post your message:
The message is now in the General channel, and it has an icon that shows that it’s a cross-posted item:
If I go over to the Change Enablement channel, I’ll see the same message over there:
You can also delete the message from a single channel or all channels by clicking on the Ellipsis icon and selecting Delete:
A couple of caveats to keep in mind… First, you cannot edit a cross-posted message. If you need to make a correction, you’ll need to delete the message and start over. And second, replies do not get cross-posted. If someone replies to the post in the General channel, you won’t see that reply in the post that appears in Change Enablement.
Finally… do NOT use this feature to spam multiple workspaces with messages that are not appropriate or applicable to everyone. While I used a “Free Kitties” example, that is NOT the type of message you want to use cross-posting for!