The activity feed—accessed by clicking on the Activity tab in your left sidebar—displays all of your colleagues’ activities across the teams, channels, chats, and apps that you have access to.
You can also send personal chat messages into the feed that work as preview cards summarizing your app’s activity.
Messages inserted into a channel create notifications that appear in the activity feed. That, in turn, generates alerts on desktop and mobile apps, and encourages higher levels of engagement.
Chat within Teams is very similar to Skype for Business. You can exchange audio calls, video calls, and text chats with one or more colleagues. In my eyes, Teams really surpasses Skype for Business with the following features:
- Fun chat
- Shared files
Who doesn’t like to have fun while chatting? I know I do! That’s where Teams comes in.
While they are in no way mandatory, you can use emoticons, GIFs, stickers, and memes to lighten up the chat room, so to speak.
File sharing through chat in Microsoft Teams is great! That’s because all of your team’s files are stored in one place—the Files tab.
It is finally time to switch from Skype for business to Teams. So go on!