Turning off message preview in Microsoft Teams chat notifications

Have you ever been in a situation where someone is looking over your shoulder at your screen, and a chat notification shows up with a message preview you’d have preferred not been seen? Same thing with sharing your screen (and not being in Do Not Disturb mode), and someone sends you “commentary” on someone in the meeting?

Awkward…

Now you can turn off the message preview function in Microsoft Teams chat notifications. Here’s how that works…

Sending a Microsoft Teams conversation item to Outlook

In a perfect world, everyone you need to involve in a chat or channel conversation in Microsoft Teams will be present in that particular Teams workspace (or even in Teams in general). But the world is not perfect, and many people still live in their inbox. If you need to inform someone of a Teams chat or conversation, you can email them a copy of it so that they will know what’s going on. Here’s how you do that…

Using Live Captioning in a Microsoft Teams meeting

I will admit I used to make fun of Microsoft’s ability to do real-time captioning, as the results tended to be… “entertaining”. But a lot has changed since then, and now Live Captioning in Microsoft Teams meetings works pretty well, considering how hard it is to adapt to voices and accents. Here’s how it works…

Turning off GIF animations in Microsoft Teams

We had a question come up yesterday in one of our Teams workspaces… was it possible to turn off the GIF animations that can be added to Teams chats and channels to make things less distracting? My co-worker Eydie found the solution for that, and it’s surprisingly easy. Here’s how…

Grouping your contacts in Microsoft Teams

If you’ve been using Skype, you’re probably familiar with the ability to group your Skype contacts into various contact groups to help you keep people organized. However, in Microsoft Teams chat, it’s a bit more hidden. Here’s how to create contact groups in Microsoft Teams, and how to add people to them.