Today, we announced new features in Microsoft Teams that make it an even more powerful hub for teamwork, enabling you to use apps in new ways, customize your personal workspace, and take quick actions. This marks the biggest single release of new functionality since Teams launched last March.
Include information from an app in a conversation—Now you can have a conversation about content from an app without the need to include a screenshot or a hyperlink. In the same way that you can add a or GIF, you can now bring information from apps - like a task in Trello or a weather forecast - into a chat or channel message with a simple click.
You can now include information content from apps —like a news article —directly in a chat.
Access a personal view of your apps—The new personal apps space makes it easy for you to access the apps you care about and see for example all the items that you have been assigned to across apps, like tasks in Planner, or issues in Jira Cloud.
Here you will also find Who—a new app powered by the Microsoft Graph—which allows you to search for people in your organization by name or topic. To access your personal apps space, click the … in the left navigation menu.
Add Who to your personal apps space to search for experts in your organization
Discover apps for Teams in the new Store—We made it easier to search and discover apps available in Teams in the new Store. Now you can search for apps by name, category, or integration type.
Command apps, take quick actions, and search—all from the command box – A new command box integrates commanding with search. From here, you can quickly query or command an app and for example search for information, such as an image in Adobe Creative Cloud or a news article.
You can also take quick actions with slash commands. For example, you can use a slash command to set your status to “away,” or call a coworker. To get started with slash commands, type / to see the list of commands currently available.
Use slash commands to take action quickly in Teams
These features are rolling out starting today, and you can expect to see them in your Teams client shortly. Read the full announcement for all information