Communities in Microsoft Teams: Connect, collaborate, and share
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Dec 8, 2022 7:00 AM

Communities in Microsoft Teams: Connect, collaborate, and share

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Some things haven’t changed in a hybrid world: our need for human connection and community.

Microsoft Teams users are currently receiving new features in the palm of their hands. Communities in Teams, a new feature that enables users of the app to interact, share, and collaborate, was unveiled by Microsoft today. Communities in Teams intends to offer a digital place for all groups, whether they are a small business, a parent-teacher association, an event organizing committee, or a recreational sports team.

Communities are accessible in Microsoft Teams, Teams Essentials, Microsoft 365 Personal, Microsoft 365 Family, and when users check in with a Microsoft account. Users of Teams can share documents, plan events, and publish messages in addition to continuing to chat and make video conversations. Microsoft is likely also attempting to connect with "regular" users who, as of now, only view Teams as a tool for professional communication rather than a general-purpose chat or social app.

“Today, we’re excited to announce communities in Microsoft Teams—a new experience that enables people to come together, connect, share, and collaborate. Communities is currently rolling out in the free version of Microsoft Teams.”

  • Easily post messages to everyone in the group.
  • Organize events and add them to the community calendar for everyone to see.
  • Share and store documents dedicated to group activity.
  • Filter content to quickly access photos, videos, events, and links.

In this Article

  • Get started with your community
  • Organize and host community events
  • Learn how others are using Teams to connect as a community

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Simplify how you connect and collaborate with the people in your life with Communities in Teams—the only app you need to organize your friend or family reunions, projects, and online groups.