Using Teams Channels

A Microsoft Teams site is a collection of channels. Teams channels are used to collaborate on a specific topic through channel meetings, conversation posts and uploaded files.

Meet in Channels

Post in Channels

  • Channels also offer threaded discussion posts. Click or tap the Create a Conversation button to start a post. 
    New conversation button

  • If someone has already created a post on a subject, simply reply to the post.
  • Any files attached to a post automatically appear in the Files tab, found at the top of the channel.

    Files tab

  • Use @ to mention someone or type @channel to notify all members of the channel.
  • You can limit a search to your current Teams channel. Press Ctrl-F (Windows) or Command-F (Mac). At the top of the Teams window, the find box searches only within the channel. Pictured below is a search limited to the "Golden Eagle Care and Feeding" channel.

    Find in channel

  • To edit or delete your posts, hover over the post's top-right corner to reveal the three-dots/more-actions icon. Click or tap the three-dots icon to show a menu. From the menu, select Edit or Delete.

    Edit or delete post

  • Read more tips for using Microsoft Teams sites.


Please contact the IT Services Help Desk for questions about Microsoft Teams.