Channel cross-posting in Microsoft Teams

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:

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SharePoint Online Migration Team > General 
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Your teams 
SharePoint Online Migrat... 
General 
Change Enablement 
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Join or create a team 
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Start a new conversation. Type @ to mention someone.

Once you compose your new message, click on the Post In Multiple Channels option:

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Calendar 
Teams 
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SharePoint Online Migrat... 
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Change Enablement 
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Free Kitties! 
I'm cross-posting this everywhere so someone will take them! 
(please don't use cross-posting in this manner!] 
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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:

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Conversations 
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Calendar 
Teams 
Your teams 
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Change Enablement 
Content Panda 
Tech Hub 
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Post in multiple channels 
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Select channels 
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Free Kitties! 
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I'm cross-posting this everywhere so someone will take them! 
(please don't use cross-posting in this manner!)

In the Choose Channels panel, you can select one or more channels where the message will appear. Once you’re done, click Update:

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The To: field now shows all the channels that will get the message. Click on the Send icon to post your message:

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Teams 
Your teams 
SharePoint Online Migrat.. 
General 
Change Enablement 
Content Panda 
Tech Hub 
Join or create a team 
Search or type a command 
SharePoint Online Migration Team > General 
Files Migration Issues/Questions 3 more v 
Conversations 
Reply 
New conversation Everyone can reply v Post in multiple channels 
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6 
Select channels 
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Free Kitties! 
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I'm cross-posting this everywhere so someone will take them! 
(please don't use cross-posting in this manner!)

The message is now in the General channel, and it has an icon that shows that it’s a cross-posted item:

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Private 
Calendar 
Teams 
Your teams 
SharePoint Online Migrat... 
General 
Change Enablement 
Content Panda 
Tech Hub 
Join or create a team 
Search or type a command 
SharePoint Online Migration Team > General 
Files Migration Issues/Questions 3 more v 
Conversations 
3 replies from you and Sandra 
Reply 
Today 
Duff, Thomas 
7:42 A 
Free Kitties! 
I'm cross-posting this everywhere so someone will take them! 
(please don't use cross-posting in this manner!) 
Reply 
start a new conversation. Type @ to mention someone.

If I go over to the Change Enablement channel, I’ll see the same message over there:

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Files Wiki 2 more v 
Conversations 
Today 
7:42 AM Q.) 
Duff, Thomas 
Free Kitties! 
I'm cross-posting this everywhere so someone will take them! 
(please don't use cross-posting in this manner!) 
Reply 
Start a new conversation. Type @ to mention someone.

You can also delete the message from a single channel or all channels by clicking on the Ellipsis icon and selecting Delete:

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Today 
7:42 AM Q.) 
Duff, Thomas 
Free Kitties! 
I'm cross-posting this everywhere so someone will take them! 
(please don't use cross-posting in this manner!) 
Reply 
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Save this message 
Mark as unread 
Copy link 
Immersive Reader
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Delete this message? 
Delete this message from all channels 
No, go back 
Yes, 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!

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