Use Markdown formatting


With Markdown, you get a live preview of your formatted text inside your compose box as you type, and you can always undo your formatting by pressing Ctrl+Z. Also, most of these actions are still available if you expand your compose box (everything except block quotes and strikethrough will still have its own button). 

                                  

Available Markdown actions in Teams                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Name

Action

Example

Bold text

*bold text*

                      bold text                    

Italic text

_italic text_

                      italic text                    

Strikethrough

~strikethrough~

Markdown strikethrough text

Numbered list

<number> Item one

1. Item one
2. Item two

Unordered list

* Item one
OR
- Item one

                      · Item one
· Item two

Hyperlink

[Text](URL)

                      Here's a link.

Multi-line code block

'''[code block]

                

Inline block of code

`[code text]`

                

Header

##Header text

                      Header text                    

                        

Use Markdown to share code

            

You can format and share your code on Teams.

            
  • To add an inline block of code, start and end the text with a back tick (` ), which is located next to the 1 on your keyboard.

  • To add a multi-line block of code, preface your text with ``` and then paste it into your compose box. 

            

You'll get a live preview of your code, and you can undo any formatting by hitting Ctrl+Z. 


Edit or delete a sent message


Mistakes sometimes happen. Fortunately, you can edit or delete the messages sent in Teams.

          

Edit a sent message

            

You can edit any message that you have sent to a chat or channel. Go to the message and select More options More options button  > Edit. Make changes to your message, then press Enter to save the update.

            

There's no limit to how many times you can make changes to a sent message.

          

Delete a sent message

            

If you need to backtrack and delete something you just sent, go to the message and select More options More options button  > Delete.

            

Edit or delete a message in Teams

            

If you haven't sent the message yet, select Expand Expand button  to expand the box and then select Delete Delete button .

          

Undo a deleted message

            

Go to the deleted message and select Undo.



Create, edit, or delete a contact group 


Organize your contacts into groups to find them more easily. The groups are available on any device, but you can only manage them from the desktop or web app.

  

Create a group

    

Click Chat Open chat button , click the Contacts tab, and at the bottom of the tab, click Create a new contact group. Name your group and click Create. You can always rename or delete your group later.

  

Add people to a contact group

    

Click Chat Open chat button , click Contacts, and then click More options More options button  beside the group’s name. Click Add a contact to this group, type the name of a team member, and then click Add.

  

Rename a contact group

    

Click Chat Open chat button , click Contacts, and then click More options More options button  beside the group’s name. Click Rename this group. Type a new name and click Save.

    

        Note: You can't change the name of the Favorites group.

  

Delete a contact group

    

Click Chat Open chat button , click Contacts, and then click More options More options button  beside the group’s name. Click Delete this group.

  

Remove someone from a contact group

    

Click Chat Open chat button , click Contacts, click More options More options button  beside the person’s name, and then click Remove from this group


Translate a message


If you receive a message in another language, just go to the top of the message and select More options More options button  > Translate to get an instant translation of the message into the language you've set for Teams.

    

        Note: If you don't see this option, talk to your IT admin. They might need to turn it on.


Send code snippets in a message


To send a code snippet in a chat or channel message, first click Format Expand button  below the compose box, then select Code snippet Code snippet button  in the format bar. This opens a dialog box, where you can enter your code as well as a title for the snippet. Select the language you want to use, and choose whether you want your text to wrap.

    

Syntax highlighting and auto-indentation help you to write your code the way you want. When you send your snippet, it’s included in the message as a card, and the recipient can view it inline with the syntax highlighting intact.

    

If you want to edit your code snippet after you’ve sent it, select More options More options button  > Edit on your message, then Edit Edit button  again on the snippet card.