Chapter 14

Staying Connected to Others with Channels and Chat


check Getting to know chats and channels

check Creating and configuring channels

check Moving to a chat

check Attaching files to your messages

Sending instant communication over chat has been around since the dawn of the Internet. You may remember back to the days of AOL Instant Messenger and Internet Relay Chat (IRC) — which was invented in 1988, by the way. The Internet has come a long way since then, but one thing hasn’t changed: Most people still use the Internet to send communications back and forth in real time on a daily basis, and that capability is more valuable than ever. Have you heard of Slack? It relies on instant messaging. (See Part 2 for more about Slack.) Have you used Skype to send chat messages? That’s instant messaging, too. Microsoft Teams just wouldn’t be valuable if it didn’t include instant messaging.

In this chapter, you discover how to send chat messages to others on your team via channels. You see how to create new channels and configure them. You also discover some of the cool features of channels ...

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